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FILE - In this undated file photo, Shaun King poses where he was the lead pastor of Courageous Church in Midtown Atlanta. Acting on a tip received by civil rights activist King, the Harris County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the case of a 7-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting. (Vino Wong/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:34 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a turn in the case suggesting the attack was not a hate crime as asserted by the girl's family and some in...
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People rally to show support for the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) outside La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Authorities are holding Colombian Yilen Osorio, a member of CICIG in the capital's airport, refusing him entry to the country in an escalation of tensions between the government and the commission. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
January 06, 2019 - 7:28 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala were holding a member of a U.N.-sponsored anti-corruption commission in the capital's airport on Sunday, refusing him entry to the country in an escalation of tensions between the government and the commission. Colombian national Yilen Osorio was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi addresses the media during a joint press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. U.S. television network CBS says el-Sissi told it in an interview that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
January 05, 2019 - 11:33 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has told CBS that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 photo, then Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, is shown on the house floor before being sworn into the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Tlaib exclaimed at an event late Thursday that Democrats were going to “impeach the mother------.” According to video and comments on Twitter, she apparently made the comments during a party hosted by the liberal activist group MoveOn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 05, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results. Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that before lunch Friday, when her profane remarks the night before vowing to impeach...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the White House in Washington, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and Vice President Mike Pence listen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 05, 2019 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and calls by some Democrats to impeach him (all times local): 2:48 p.m. President Donald Trump says newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan "dishonored herself" when she used profanity to describe him. Speaking to reporters in the Rose...
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Alderman Ed Burke, 75, walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse following his release after turning himself in, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Burke, one of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago, is charged with one count of attempted extortion in trying to shake down a fast-food restaurant seeking city remodeling permits, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 6:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor, as some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while others painted their rivals as part of the city's notorious machine politics he embodied...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., sixth from right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, during the opening session of the 116th Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 04, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment. Just after Pelosi was sworn in Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters as she arrives back at the Capitol building after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 04, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after reclaiming the House majority, Democrats are introducing gun control legislation timed for the anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian. Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship was detained in late December. (Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The American former Marine who is being held in Moscow on spying charges also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, officials said. Britain's foreign secretary charged Friday that Russia is trying to use him as a pawn in its geopolitical games. The news that Paul Whelan holds...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, photo a man walks by the monument of the European Union Founding Fathers in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian officials have slammed European Union officials for treating it as "a second-rate" country as it prepares to take over the EU's rotating presidency. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 04, 2019 - 12:39 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Friday refused a request from the justice minister to dismiss the county's top prosecutor, who has clashed with the government over its commitment to fight corruption. President Klaus Iohannis said he wouldn't fire Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar,...
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