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  • Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have spoken at Ebenezer […]
  • White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and […]
  • Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of unexpected costs, including major hurricane damage repairs and unplanned deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border, are forcing the Marine Corps to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness, the top Marine general warned. Gen. Robert Neller said in a memo this week to the Navy secretary that the Marines […]
  • O’Rourke: People with disabilities will help lead campaign

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins, in his administration. The former congressman from Texas was asked Thursday in New Hampshire how he is making his campaign events accessible and whether […]
  • Steve Bannon says Europe’s populists ‘don’t need me’

    ROME (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday predicted a “stunning victory” for populists and nationalists in the European Parliament elections in May and said they can achieve it without his help. Bannon has been trying to form a movement uniting populist and nationalist voters across Europe ahead of the May 23-26 […]
  • Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed, according to a new study released Thursday that researchers hope will help lawmakers and prisons better consider the health of women behind bars. The number of imprisoned women has risen dramatically over the past […]
  • Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade, eight states have overhauled their redistricting procedures to lessen […]
  • Former AG Sessions honored at Justice Dept. ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller’s name nor the Russia investigation he leads was mentioned during the […]
  • GOP fundraiser pleads guilty to fraud, keeping donor money

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law for using more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services. H. Russell Taub pleaded guilty Thursday. His sentencing is scheduled for […]
  • Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China […]
  • Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are […]
  • Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans’ contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess brushed aside GOP concerns that […]
  • The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 12:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has abruptly declared the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected […]
  • Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a powerful White House aide, did not preserve all of her official emails as required by federal law, and her husband, Jared Kushner, used a messaging application to conduct U.S. business outside government channels, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee said on Thursday. […]
  • Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump’s business for several years, will testify publicly before the House intelligence committee on March 27 […]
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