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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Cummings plan to introduce three bills Thursday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 14, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum. Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman...
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January 14, 2019 - 3:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — LGBT activists said Monday that at least two people have died and about 40 people detained in what has been described as a new crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected to...
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Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz,right, far right, speaks to an audience shortly before he was stabbed in Gdansk, Poland, on Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. Adamowicz was taken to a hospital in very serious condition after the attack and underwent surgery. (AP Photo/Anna Rezulak/KFP) POLAND AUT
January 13, 2019 - 9:08 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A convicted criminal with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event Sunday night and stabbed a Polish mayor in the heart and abdomen before shouting that he did it for political revenge, in an attack that left doctors fighting to save the politician's...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Jan.12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 12, 2019 - 5:39 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated a likely presidential bid in New Hampshire on Saturday, visiting the early primary state to deliver a message of economic populism and clean government. The Massachusetts Democrat brought her populist platform to about 450 prospective voters at...
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President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 12, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and, relying on what he called his pen and his phone, used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an...
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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Alqunun, the 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum, remains in Thailand under the care of the U.N. refugee agency as she awaits a decision by a third country to accept her as a refugee. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
January 11, 2019 - 11:18 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She...
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January 11, 2019 - 2:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says the financial prosecutor's office has asked that former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges. Fillon's 2017 presidential bid unraveled over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and two of their...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance' in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 11, 2019 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Allies of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect even as they reluctantly begin to ponder the painful possibility of a 2020 campaign without him. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist is the most prominent contender to face...
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FILE - In this combination file image made from two photos, Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court in Yangon, Myanmar Sept. 3, 2018. A court in Myanmar on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
January 11, 2019 - 4:02 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, maintaining the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last...
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Reporters surround Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, after announcement that President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before Rep. Cummings' panel next month, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 11, 2019 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could...
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