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This Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, photo shows the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Processing Center operated by GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) a Florida-based company specializing in privatized corrections in Adelanto, Calif. California is banning the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those the federal government uses for immigrants awaiting deportation hearings. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 he had signed a measure into law that helps fulfill his promise to end the use of private prisons.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 11, 2019 - 1:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor...
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He accompanied by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, greets the media before a minister-level trade meetings at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 11, 2019 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sounded upbeat ahead of a meeting he plans to hold later Friday with China's top trade negotiator, offering renewed hope that the world's two biggest economies will deescalate a conflict that has weighed on the world economy. As the first of two days of...
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Indigenous anti-government protesters gather outside the Casa de la Cultura in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage at the Casa de Cultura Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly indigenous groups, after deadly unrest that was triggered by fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 10, 2019 - 9:08 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters forced captive police officers to carry a coffin containing the body of an indigenous activist, underlining the anger directed at Ecuador's government more than week after rises in fuel prices set off nationwide unrest among indigenous groups, unions...
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Col. Cristian Rueda Ramos, one of several police officers who has been detained by anti-governments protesters, is made to hold an indigenous banner, don a national flag as a cape and a fedora-styled hat, while presented on a stage at the Casa de Cultura in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. An indigenous leader and four other people have died in unrest in Ecuador since last week, the public defender's office said Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 10, 2019 - 2:20 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly indigenous groups, after more than a week of deadly unrest. The brazen act occurred in the capital of Quito at a...
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October 10, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court revealed Thursday that President Donald Trump's longtime lender, Deutsche Bank, does not have Trump's personal tax returns. The bank previously said it has certain tax records Congress wants in its investigation of the president's finances. The records are...
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October 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has approved a package of rules that will ease restrictions imposed on banks following the 2008 financial crisis, giving a victory to the banking industry and President Donald Trump, a vocal critic of the more stringent rules. The Fed's rule changes approved...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, an American flag flutters in the breeze outside of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Opening arguments begin Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the antitrust case against Sutter Health, one of California's largest hospital systems, which is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. The antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health, which operates 24 hospitals with 5,500 doctors...
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Former Ecuador President Rafael Correa answered questions during an interview with Associated Press in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Correa is dismissing as "nonsense" allegations that he is plotting with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize the current Ecuador government amid violent unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 10, 2019 - 8:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Thursday dismissed as "nonsense" allegations that he is plotting with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize the current Ecuador government amid violent unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. In an interview with The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Angry callers flooded Edwards’ office with opposition during debate over an abortion ban the Democrat supported, threatening to withhold support for his reelection bid. Months later, Edwards is hoping outrage over the ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy won’t damage support from his Democratic base as voters make decisions in Saturday’s election on Oct. 12. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:17 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At the height of Louisiana's debate over a strict new abortion ban, phone calls poured into Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' office, from people urging him to jettison the measure and threatening to withhold votes for his reelection bid as he signed the new law. So many...
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The European Central Bank is seen next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 10, 2019 - 5:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top European Central Bank officials were united over the need for more stimulus at their last meeting but a number of them objected to the decision to launch bond purchases involving the injection of newly printed money into the economy. The written account of the meeting...
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