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Mark Esper, left, is sworn in as the Secretary of Defense by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, right, as is wife Leah Esper holds the Bible, during a ceremony with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 23, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense to succeed Jim Mattis. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation by a vote of 90-8 and was sworn in at the White House by...
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Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies stand at the scene of a shooting outside the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Authorities say a man with a knife was shot and wounded by a courthouse security officer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man with a knife has been shot and wounded outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say a courthouse security officer wounded the man, who was wielding the weapon Tuesday afternoon in front of the court on First Street. The man...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo, signage hangs outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday, July 23, 2019 affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor and transgender plaintiffs covers...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 23, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened retribution against Guatemala over immigration after the country's high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States. Trump tweeted that Guatemala has decided against signing a "safe-third agreement"...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, center, signs legislation in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions are asking a judge Tuesday, July 23, 2019, to keep it from taking effect while a legal challenge plays out. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued last month on behalf of Georgia advocacy groups and abortion providers to challenge the measure. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions on Tuesday asked a judge to keep it from taking effect while their legal challenge plays out. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, arrives for a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm, a young man who’s become a national face for transgender student rights, will return to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to continue fighting against his former high school’s transgender bathroom policy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:04 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm will be back in a Virginia courtroom to fight against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Gloucester County School Board violated Grimm's rights when it banned him from using...
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A portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is displayed in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington, as the former justice lies in repose at the court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 23, 2019 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday. The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010. Stevens...
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From center left, retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Ashley Kavanaugh, the wife of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Chief Justice John Roberts participates in a ceremony along with family, below, for the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as he lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)
July 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, July 21, 2019, after spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going to pay his respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Trump tweeted Monday morning, "Going with First Lady to pay our respects to Justice Stevens. Leaving now!" Stevens retired from the court in 2010 and died last week in Florida...
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Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem, Monday, July 22, 2019. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 22, 2019 - 7:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, built along the invisible line straddling the...
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