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Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the U.S. vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to a teacher at Tsukuba University in Japan for the study of art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying...
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Employees at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office check a machine as they sort ballots before being counted, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and...
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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prepares to lead the USCCB's annual fall meeting, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 12, 2018 - 5:08 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said...
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November 12, 2018 - 5:06 pm
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social...
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Republican Brian Kemp, right, speaks during a news conference as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal listens in the Governor's ceremonial office at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Two Democratic U.S. senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate "potential voting rights abuses" in Georgia following the state's close gubernatorial election. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and...
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November 12, 2018 - 9:43 am
LONDON (AP) — A British couple with neo-Nazi views who named their son after Adolf Hitler was convicted Monday of membership in an outlawed far-right group. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court in central England found 22-year-old Adam Thomas and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas guilty of being members of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Monday Nov. 12, 2018, where Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte will be greeting arrivals Monday evening in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from...
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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly blast near a demonstration by hundreds of minority Shiites, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Afghan officials confirmed several people were killed in the explosion near a high school and about 500 meters (yards) from where people gathered to denounce Taliban attacks in Jaghuri and Malistan districts of eastern Ghazni province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
November 12, 2018 - 7:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid,...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 12, 2018 - 6:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers the keynote speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2018, a parallel summit in the ongoing ASEAN Summit 2018 in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Twenty heads of states are gathering in Singapore for the Summit. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
November 12, 2018 - 6:19 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees issued the warning...
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