Government and politics

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo migrants mainly from Central America guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era bomber hanger in Deming, N.M. A panel of appeals court judges in California will hear arguments in the long-running battle between advocates for immigrant children and the U.S. government over conditions in detention and holding facilities near the southwest border. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
June 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation, according to a legal team that interviewed dozens of children at a Border Patrol station in Texas. The attorneys...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2016, file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed in Seattle. A new federally funded study found, not surprisingly, that marijuana use in Washington state is up since pot became legal in 2014. The hard, or not-so-hard, evidence was in sewage samples. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 20, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The proof is in the pee. A new federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption doubled over three years — a conclusion scientists reached after performing the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo migrants mainly from Central America guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era bomber hanger in Deming, N.M. A panel of appeals court judges in California will hear arguments in the long-running battle between advocates for immigrant children and the U.S. government over conditions in detention and holding facilities near the southwest border. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
June 20, 2019 - 12:31 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A legal team that recently interviewed over 60 children at a Border Patrol station in Texas says a traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation. A team of...
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June 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of protesters have tried to storm the parliament building in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and are calling for the government's resignation. The unrest was sparked by the appearance Thursday of Russian legislator Sergei Gavrilov in the building as part of an...
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June 20, 2019 - 11:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its continued destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month. Preben Aamann, the European Council spokesman, tweeted: "...
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June 20, 2019 - 11:30 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in California. A regulatory filing Wednesday by Clearway Energy says the blaze caused up to $9 million worth...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An early surge on the stock market Thursday put the S&P 500 index within range of another record high. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% as of 11:20 a.m. Eastern time and was slightly below the record close it reached April 30. The index has now erased most of its losses from May, when...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe on Wednesday June 19, 2019, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
June 20, 2019 - 1:01 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has rejected the implication that Russia may have been involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014. Mahathir says he doesn't think the findings of an international investigative team "is true at...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it’s prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.4% on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might help ease trade tensions. The Thursday tracked modest gains on Wall Street. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index added 0.6% to 21,462...
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June 19, 2019 - 11:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin says Meng read a statement at a hearing on Thursday. That...
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