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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 12, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, abortion opponents cheer for a speaker at a rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. An Oklahoma judge has upheld a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure in a ruling decried by abortion rights proponents as a 'rogue' decision that will threaten the reproductive rights of women across the state. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 12, 2019 - 4:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday upheld a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure in what abortion rights proponents decried as a "rogue" decision that will threaten the reproductive rights of women throughout the state. Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong ruled...
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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion defense policy measure that pares back the Trump administration’s defense request and authority to make war against Iran. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 12, 2019 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump's authority to make war against Iran. The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pauses during a press conference in Hong Kong. Lam said Tuesday the effort to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it wasn't clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
July 12, 2019 - 2:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A small group of protesters paraded Friday around Hong Kong government headquarters with a mock coffin of city leader Carrie Lam, as activists announced more protests. The march marked the one-month anniversary of the start of major protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous...
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Attendees take part in a public memorial for Marco Leung, the 35-year-old man who fell to his death weeks ago after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill, in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 11, 2019. The parents of Leung have urged young people to stay alive to continue their struggle. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 11, 2019 - 8:40 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged young people to continue their struggle. The youth have been at the forefront of huge rallies against the legislation, which has plunged Hong Kong into...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., rides the escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, as he heads to a briefing on election security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2019 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters following a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 10, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez don't talk to each other much. But lately they're speaking at each other in a way that threatens Democratic unity and underscores broader tensions reshaping their party. Pelosi chided AOC, as she's called, in a newspaper...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Lam said Tuesday the effort to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it wasn't clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 10, 2019 - 12:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill "dead." Protesters are persisting in their demands for...
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Greek Prime Ministers Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, speaks next to Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, as new government participate in a first cabinet meeting, in Athens, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis won Sunday's election on pledges that included making the country more businesses-friendly, cutting taxes and negotiating an easing of draconian budget conditions agreed as part of the country's rescue program. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 10, 2019 - 6:24 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has chaired his Cabinet's first meeting, vowing to make the government more efficient. Mitsotakis said Wednesday one of the first pieces of legislation his government will submit to parliament will be a tax bill containing "the...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump reacts as she is wrapped in fabric that was a gift from the women of Cayat, a cocoa and coffee cooperative, in Adzope, Ivory Coast. Ivanka Trump is applauding the recent passage of legislation in Ivory Coast related to changes she pushed during her April trip to Africa. The country is on the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 09, 2019 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is applauding the recent passage of legislation in Ivory Coast related to changes she pushed during her April trip to Africa. The country is in the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women — a move President Donald Trump's eldest daughter...
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