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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. “Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it. The survey, released Wednesday, Jan. 23, by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, comes as Democratic presidential hopefuls embrace the idea of a government-run health care system, considered outside the mainstream of their party until Sanders made it the cornerstone of his 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 23, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like the idea of "Medicare-for-all," but support flips to disapproval if it would result in higher taxes or longer waits for care. That's a key insight from a national poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. It comes as Democratic...
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FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. The steaming company is joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so. The only other members of the MPAA are the six major studios. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the streaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to...
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January 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision Tuesday to take on the appeal filed by three New York residents and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 22, 2019 - 12:35 am
When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top...
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Former President Macron's security aide Alexandre Benalla appears before the French Senate Laws Commission prior to his hearing, in Paris, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Benalla has been taken into police custody last week in an investigation of possible misuse of diplomatic passports and then released. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 21, 2019 - 1:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. Alexandre Benalla said the...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:29 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker. Democratic leader Lulzim Basha was fined 50,000 lek ($455) in a ruling by a Tirana district court judge on...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:26 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister said Monday that he has prepared an emergency decree that could quash hundreds of corruption cases involving the country's most senior officials. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader is to meet later in the day with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert listen during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 20, 2019 - 3:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police...
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FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shows Felix Tshisekedi of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Congo's Constitutional Court early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, declared the election of Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 19, 2019 - 11:27 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president." Fayulu's supporters have alleged an...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:22 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Congo's President-elect Felix Tshisekedi said early Sunday that the Constitutional Court's decision confirming him as the winner of the presidential election was a victory for the entire country. "It is...
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