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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Angela Stanford of the U.S. poses with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. The Evian Championship begins back-to-back majors weeks in women’s golf for the first time in six decades on Thursday July 24, 2019. The $4.1 million tournament has been restored to July in the calendar from its previous rain-hit slot in September. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
July 24, 2019 - 12:19 pm
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Restored to July on the calendar, the Evian Championship begins back-to-back weeks of major championships in women's golf for the first time in six decades on Thursday. It shapes up as a tough test starting in a French heat wave for players who aim to play eight...
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Robert Mueller declara ante la Comisión de Asuntos Jurídicos de la Cámara de Representantes en el Congreso en Washington el 24 de julio del 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 24, 2019 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job interview or consultation? A day before he was named special counsel, Robert Mueller was invited to the White House to discuss the role of FBI director with President Donald Trump — a meeting that Trump claims should have prohibited the former FBI chief from leading the...
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July 24, 2019 - 11:39 am
A former Air Force pilot and Delta Air Lines executive was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after overcoming Democratic opposition and claims he mistreated a whistleblower during his tenure a Delta. The 52-40 vote on Stephen Dickson broke along party...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 24, 2019 - 6:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When a reluctant Robert Mueller takes his seat at the congressional witness table, Democrats will be looking for incriminating, hidden-till-now details about Donald Trump and Russia. Republicans want the former special counsel to concede his investigation was all a waste of time...
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In this July 20, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in an electrical workers union hall in Las Vegas. Biden is proposing a sweeping criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped author and which rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for mass incarceration of racial minorities. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2019 - 12:34 am
Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. The former vice president is calling for an end to the disparity that placed...
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Guatemalan men who were deported from the United States, change money after arriving at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Nearly 200 Guatemalan migrants have been deported on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a drastic policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another country to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 23, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An immigration enforcement operation that President Donald Trump said was part of an effort to deport "millions" of people from the United States resulted in 35 arrests, officials said Tuesday. Trump billed the operation targeting families as a major show of force as the number of...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 23, 2019 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pretty sure America didn't read the Mueller report. On Wednesday, they're hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S...
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July 23, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally. Democrats have been wrestling with the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, right, at the Residence of the Pakistani Ambassador in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 23, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says militants may soon release two Western hostages as negotiations on a peace deal for Afghanistan make progress with his country's help. Khan, who was in the middle of a three-day U.S. visit Tuesday, has repeatedly said the men, an American...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
July 23, 2019 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...
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