Political issues

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s parliament debated a motion on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 2:50 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament advanced a proposal on Tuesday to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022. El-Sissi led the 2013 military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Costa Rican 1987 Nobel peace laureate and former president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, looks at the media during the opening ceremony of the XV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the University in Barcelona, Spain. Arias has been accused of sexual assault by a nuclear disarmament activist, a charge he denies. She filed a criminal complaint on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
February 05, 2019 - 2:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist. Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a "whale prison," off the coast of the Russian Far East. The local court last week agreed to hear the activists' lawsuit seeking to penalize...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump points to a supporter as he departs a rally at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. President Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The initiative includes changing state party rules, crowding out potential rivals and quelling any early signs of opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has been an intense focus in recent weeks...
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February 04, 2019 - 6:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal is moving ahead with plans to subpoena President Donald Trump's tax returns. A spokesman for Neal said in an email Monday that the Massachusetts Democrat is in the process of consulting with lawyers from the U.S. House and the...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Virginians are now taking a closer look at Fairfax as he suddenly looms as the successor to Gov. Ralph Northam, whose political future is in jeopardy after a blackface photo was discovered on Northam's personal page in his medical school yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 6:42 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lingering doubts over Gov. Ralph Northam's political future after the publication of a racist yearbook photo could propel an African-American political newcomer into the governor's mansion. If Northam stepped down, Justin Fairfax would be the second African-American...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are forging ahead with “Medicare-for-all,” but others are taking a more cautious approach. Proponents like Sanders, hold out the promise of health care as right, the potential for national savings, and no more copays, deductibles or surprise medical bills.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 04, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare-for-all" is quickly becoming a rallying cry for many Democratic White House hopefuls, but there are growing questions about how to pull off such a dramatic switch to a government-run health care system. The debate over scrapping private insurers has heated up in recent...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam pauses during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether he should stay in office or resign amid an uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Practically all of the state's Democratic establishment — and Republican...
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Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, speaks during a press conference on the steps of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Germany, Spain, France, the U.K. and Sweden have announced that they are recognizing Guaido as the country's interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 04, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The interim government challenging Venezuelan socialist Nicolas Maduro says it will hold an international conference to seek emergency humanitarian assistance at the headquarters of the Organization of American...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018, file photo, shows the corporate headquarters of Papa John's pizza located on their campus, in Louisville, Ky. Starboard is investing $200 million into Papa John’s and has named its CEO as chairman of the pizza chain. Starboard Value LP said Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that CEO Jeffrey Smith will serve as chairman of Papa John’s.. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 04, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Struggling pizza company Papa John's has turned to activist investment firm Starboard Value to help it engineer a turnaround. Starboard CEO Jeff Smith will become chairman of Papa John's board. Also named to the board are Anthony Sanfilippo, the former chairman and CEO of...
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