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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Constitution says you can’t be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. he Supreme Court is considering Gamble’s case Thursday, Dec. 6, and the outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
December 05, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says you can't be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. The Supreme Court is considering...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco, a former defense minister who became president...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is escorted by policemen to a court where she denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery says no amount of pressure will silence her. (AP Photo, File)
December 05, 2018 - 5:01 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan opposition leader who awaits judgment on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of her court appearance on...
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Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. speaks at a small rally outside an orientation meeting for incoming members of Congress at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 04, 2018 - 9:19 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Incoming members of the Democratic Party's new U.S. House majority say they're ready to turn the energy of their campaigns into real power on Capitol Hill. Rep.-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and a handful of other liberal-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2004 file photo. George P. Bush, left, stands hands with his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush in New York prior to their remarks at a reception hosted by the Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. George H.W. Bush's political career spanned a generation and straddled the America before and after Jim Crow but also was a key figure in the GOP as reaching out to Latino voters. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 04, 2018 - 7:38 pm
George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. On the other side of the racial ledger, Bush appointed Gen. Colin Powell as the first black chairman of the Joint...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor named a new state elections board chairman on Monday, tasked with leading an investigation into alleged absentee ballot fraud and other irregularities in a very close congressional race. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper elevated Vice Chairman Joshua Malcolm...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Gina Haspel is headed to Capitol Hill to brief Senate leaders Tuesday on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as senators weigh their next steps in possibly punishing the longtime Middle East ally over the killing. The CIA director is set to meet Republican...
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A man takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 03, 2018 - 6:49 am
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters' anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris. More than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested Saturday in the French capital...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018, photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Moon says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 11:05 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. North Korea has sought security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international...
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December 01, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weeks after an election that boosted its membership, the Democratic Governors Association selected Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as its new chairwoman on Saturday. She was elected by her peers during the group's annual meeting in New Orleans, taking over for Washington Gov. Jay...
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