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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the Federal Building in San Francisco on Monday, July 8, 2019. Also pictured from left are California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Arianna Nassiri of the San Francisco Youth Commission, Chairperson Zoe Lofgren of the House Administration Committee and Trent Lange, president of the California Clean Money Campaign. The group called for the Senate to pass the Securing America's Elections (SAFE) Act, a bill to protect elections from future foreign interference. House Speaker Pelosi said President Donald Trump wants to add a citizenship question to next year's Census because he wants to "make America white again." (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
July 08, 2019 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers must pass legislation easing "abhorrent conditions" facing children held at the southern border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday as she tried taking the offensive on an issue that badly split Democrats and has raised questions about their unity on other issues...
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Members of the United States women's soccer team, winners of a fourth Women's World Cup, including Julie Ertz, left, Megan Rapinoe, top center, and Alex Morgan, top right, celebrate after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 08, 2019 - 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team is being invited to the Capitol, Congress' top Democrats said Monday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues Monday that "by popular demand on both sides of the aisle," she has invited the players to the Capitol "to celebrate...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019 file photo, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., listens to debate as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Amash, the only Republican in Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, said Thursday, July 3 he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and "frightened by what I see from it." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File )
July 08, 2019 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan formally withdrew from the House Republican conference Monday, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and "frightened by what I see from it." Amash, who had been the only Republican in...
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July 08, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee says a former Trump administration official who was a vital witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was blocked by the White House from answering more than 200 of its questions. The Democratic-led panel on Monday released...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters after a tour of a federal prison Monday, July 8, 2019, in Edgefield, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 08, 2019 - 6:26 pm
EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling that forbade asking the question. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2019, file photo, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks to the South Carolina Democratic Party convention in Columbia, S.C. Swalwell is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
July 08, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Swalwell on Monday became the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary to exit the campaign, saying he would run for reelection to his California congressional seat next year. Swalwell, 38, announced his exit in his home district, describing...
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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis centre, walks with his wife Mareva, right in Athens, Monday, July 8, 2019. Mitsotakis was to be sworn in as Greece's new prime minister after a resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis' New Democracy party won 39.8% of the vote, giving him 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, a comfortable governing majority. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 08, 2019 - 5:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Monday bluntly rejected calls from the country's new conservative government to ease draconian budget conditions agreed as part of its rescue program. Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday...
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Passengers walk past a departure board at Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 8, 2019. The Russian government's ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia came into effect on Monday, affecting thousands of travelers. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 08, 2019 - 4:35 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A Kremlin ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia took effect Monday, affecting thousands of travelers and dealing a serious blow to Georgia's tourism industry. The flight ban impacted dozens of flights operated by six Russian airlines and one Georgian airline...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., center, leaves federal court after a hearing in San Diego. A judge is expected to rule on a bid by Hunter to move his trial on charges that he looted campaign funds for personal use and even to dismiss the charges outright. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in San Diego decided a flurry of pretrial motions last week but deferred some decisions until Monday, July 8 to consider filings that arrived too late for him to read. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
July 08, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his Southern California district, saying he found no evidence that the Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in...
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Greece's newly-letted prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, talks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, shortly after his swearing0-n ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Monday, July 8, 2019. Mitsotakis' New Democracy party won 39.8% of the vote, giving him 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, a comfortable governing majority. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 08, 2019 - 10:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's election of a new government (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The finance minister of the Netherlands says Greece's new conservative government will have little leeway to change the country's economic reform and debt-reduction policies since they were...
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