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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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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Houston Police Department shows 4-year-old Maleah Davis, whose mother said she was abducted on May 4, 2019. Texas-based searchers are headed to Arkansas to look for Davis' body after a community activist said Derion Vence, who was arrested in connection with her disappearance, confessed to him in jail that he disposed of her body there. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)
May 31, 2019 - 3:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the search for a 4-year-old Texas girl reported missing in early May (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Houston police say the remains of a child have been found in Arkansas in the vicinity of where a man says he dumped the body of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl. Houston...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall to address the federal indictment filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and demand he resign immediately, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 11:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her request Thursday for Alderman Edward M...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a panel discussion at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa. Pelosi’s impeachment balancing act is toggling between mounting pressure from Democrats who want to impeach President Donald Trump and her own political instincts for a more measured, “ironclad” investigation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 30, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to impeach President Donald Trump. Even after special counsel Robert Mueller essentially called on Congress to pick up where his investigation left off, Pelosi isn't budging. Scores of her Democratic lawmakers do want to start...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. Recently unsealed testimony shows that a brother of the Honduran president admitted to U.S. federal agents that he'd accepted presents from violent drug traffickers he'd known for years and once asked Honduran officials about money the government allegedly owed the traffickers. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 30, 2019 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández...
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