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In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. A spokesman for Mitch McConnell says the Senate majority leader tripped outside his home in Kentucky and suffered a shoulder fracture. McConnell fell on his outdoor patio, but has been treated and released after getting medical attention. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
August 07, 2019 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, taking a more measured approach that could very likely result in no legislation, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2016 file photo shows Nate Parker, the director, screenwriter and star of "The Birth of a Nation" at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Parker will premiere his new film “American Skin” at the Venice Film Festival, his first film since a past rape allegation derailed the release of his Nat Turner biopic “The Birth of a Nation.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker's attempted comeback will begin at the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his first film since a rape allegation from Parker's past derailed the release of his Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation." The Venice Film Festival announced Wednesday that Parker's "...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE TO PIONEERING COMPOSER - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award, on Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award. The Americana Music Association announced the new award on Wednesday...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 07, 2019 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says South Korea has agreed to pay the United States "substantially more" for protection against North Korea. He says talks have begun to further increase payments. Trump tweeted Wednesday that last year "South Korea paid $990,000,000." South Korea and the U...
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August 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is clarifying a policy change that will limit the prescribing of opioid painkillers to federal workers. The Labor Department issued a statement Tuesday saying the limitations will apply to employees injured on the job and covered under the government's workers'...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to "unrelenting pressure" from the president when it fired him. The suit from Peter Strzok also alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his...
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August 06, 2019 - 9:00 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday charged former members of the German soccer federation (DFB) and a former FIFA official with fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) payment before the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, its...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke walks next to his wife Amy Hoover Sanders and Rep. Veronica Escobar Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, during a silent march holding sunflowers in honor to the victims of a mass shooting occurred in Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The document landed in Rep. Veronica Escobar's email just hours after a gunman killed 22 people in an El Paso , Texas, Walmart. It was a best-practices guide of sorts to a grim duty, titled "Shooting tragedy: Dealing with a crisis." Updated by members of Congress and their staffs...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 06, 2019 - 6:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally America against the spasm...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman follows through on a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 11:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Sometimes, baseball isn't all that mystifying. Match a hard-hitting lineup against an inexperienced pitching staff, put them both in a small ballpark, and the result is quite predictable. Such is the case when the New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The...
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