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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended emphatically when Trump announced he would be withdrawing U.S. forces from northern Syria in advance of an impending Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish militia fighters. Graham, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas all joined Democratic colleagues in publicly criticizing the idea, with Graham even going on Fox News to label the decision “short-sighted and irresponsible.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 08, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended this week when Trump...
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In this, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, David Schaecter, president of the Holocaust Survivors Foundation USA (HSF), gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Aventura, Fla. Aging Holocaust survivors are trying to recover insurance benefits that were never honored by Nazi-era companies, which could be worth billions of dollars. The companies have demanded original paperwork, such as death certificates, that were not available after World War II. The survivors want to take insurance companies to court in the U.S. to recover the money, but it would take an act of Congress to allow it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 08, 2019 - 2:00 pm
AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — When David Schaecter was a child in Slovakia in the 1930s, he counted more than 100 people in his extended family. By the end of World War II, he alone survived. The rest had been killed in Nazi concentration camps or by roving SS death squads. Schaecter lost not only his...
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LGBT supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 08, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in...
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October 08, 2019 - 10:39 am
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is recommending the Trump administration form an interagency task force to monitor the use of social media platforms by foreign governments for signs of interference in elections. The recommendation is in a report released Tuesday by the Senate intelligence...
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October 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's parliament has approved to cut the number of lawmakers, an overhaul that has been advocated by the anti-establishment 5-Star movement. The reform — approved Tuesday by 553 votes to 14 — will cut the total number of lawmakers by almost a third, from 945 to 600. It was a flagship...
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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, European Union, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
October 08, 2019 - 9:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official is warning proponents of a no-deal divorce in Britain that the thorny issues that have hobbled discussions won't miraculously go away. Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt said issues about the...
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Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray walks near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. The British government said Tuesday that the chances of a Brexit deal with the European Union were fading fast, as the two sides remained unwilling to shift from their entrenched positions. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 08, 2019 - 9:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded ill-tempered barbs Tuesday as the U.K. said a Brexit deal might be impossible, with just over three weeks until its scheduled departure from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said EU intransigence had led to a breakdown in...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday, Oct. 8, are the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over LGBT rights (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Supreme Court justices are mulling what the impact would be if they ruled that federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The court is hearing arguments Tuesday in two...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, center, walks across the street for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 08, 2019 - 1:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Rarely, if ever, has the European Parliament shown such bite. The next European Union executive has yet to take office, and already it's facing challenges from defiant European lawmakers, who have snubbed two proposed candidates to the governing team and are targeting two others...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a man walks alone on normally busy road near the Legislative Council after protesters continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city’s economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 08, 2019 - 12:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economy is taking a beating from months of increasingly violent protests, the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were...
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