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Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. (AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe)
June 03, 2019 - 2:25 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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Scores of people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz.;
June 02, 2019 - 1:18 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb killed at least 13 people Sunday night near a mosque in a northern town held by Turkey-backed fighters, and wounded dozens of people, Syrian opposition activists said. The blast in the town of Azaz occurred Sunday as scores of people were leaving the mosque of Maytam,...
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Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., pauses for reporters on the way to a Democratic Caucus where members will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 02, 2019 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House leader says Democrats may eventually launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but not until they have more public support. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the Democratic whip, said Sunday on CNN, that with several House investigations under...
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Activists tear down a monument of Soviet Chief Marshal Georgiy Zhukov in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 2, 2019. The activists broke the monument to pieces as one of the last symbols of the Soviet era. (AP Photo/str)
June 02, 2019 - 7:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters have torn down a towering bust of Soviet military hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ukraine's second-largest city. Destruction of the monument in Kharkiv on Sunday came amid protests by an array of far-right and nationalist groups against an organizing session for a new...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump welcomes Nigel Farage, left, ex-leader of the British UKIP party, to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss.. During his state visit starting June 3, 2019 Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May as her authority is fading. Trump professes friendship for May, but he has been harshly critical of her handling of the tortured Brexit negotiations, and has buddied up to Boris Johnson, who hopes to follow May to power, and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, who accuses May of incompetence and betrayal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
June 02, 2019 - 12:58 am
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has waded into the most controversial issue in British politics by urging the U.K. government to leave the European Union without a deal if it can't get better terms from EU leaders. Trump told the Sunday Times in an interview published Sunday that Britain...
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Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen, left, Virginia Beach Chief of Police James Cervera, center, and Mayor Bobby Dyer listen during a news conference Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 8:11 pm
The shooter who killed 12 people in a government office building in Virginia Beach used a firearm equipped with a suppressor that muffles the sound of gunfire. It's the nightmare scenario that gun-control advocates have warned about amid efforts in recent years to ease restrictions on the devices,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an SEIU event before the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 01, 2019 - 12:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken a thinly veiled shot at one of her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Warren didn't name former Vice President Joe Biden in her speech at the...
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June 01, 2019 - 7:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is traveling to Afghanistan and also Belgium, Germany, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over the next two weeks as part of an effort to help end the long-running war. In Kabul, the State Department says Zalmay Khalilzad will consult with...
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May 31, 2019 - 9:31 pm
YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — In suburban Philadelphia, it took a little over eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean's town hall for someone to ask about impeachment. The topic was broached in Southern California, as Rep. Katie Porter fielded other questions on...
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May 31, 2019 - 9:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls have descended on California for a weekend gathering of thousands of party activists. Fourteen candidates including home state Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are set to speak at the California Democratic Party's annual...
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