Government and politics

FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Pompeo says Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they “love to stick it to America.” Asked if Russia is America’s friend or adversary, Pompeo replied: “It’s complicated.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 21, 2017 - 1:45 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America." He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia...
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July 20, 2017 - 11:14 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian official says his government is disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees will not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration. President Barack Obama's administration agreed...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives at the Senate for final votes of the week on the day after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Sen. Graham, McCain's closest friend in the Senate, said that they had spoken by telephone Wednesday night and that the diagnosis had been a shock to McCain. "John has never been afraid of is death," said Graham, of McCain, 80, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump — so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education at the National Press Club in Washington. Weingarten, the head of one of the country’s leading teachers’ union claims that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism. Weingarten made the remarks on July 20 at the American Federation of Teachers’ conference in Washington, (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of one of the country's leading teachers' unions charged Thursday that school choice, a key policy agenda of the Trump administration, is rooted in segregation and racism. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second largest...
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Kim Keenan, President and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council, talks about an initiative to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to videotape law enforcement in hopes of discouraging police misconduct among minority communities, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to record law enforcement. The goal is to discourage police misconduct in minority communities. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council is spearheading what it...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new...
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Leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski votes to approve a law on court control, in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 20, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's parliamentary vote (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Poland's prime minister has made a televised speech defending the ruling party's controversial reorganization of the country's legal system that includes giving politicians influence over the judiciary,...
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Europol Executive Director Robert Mark Wainwright, center, accompanied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, and accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 1:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two of the world's most notorious darknet marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about the drug merchants that operate out of the hidden corners of the internet. No. 1 darknet drug site AlphaBay, which went offline...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute. A consumer protection agency finalized the rule last week. The agency said people who otherwise have to go it alone...
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Leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski reacts after lawmakers voted to approve a law on court control in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 20, 2017 - 10:43 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a contentious law that gives control of the nation's Supreme Court to the president instead of to judges, sparking new protests outside parliament in Warsaw. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union...
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