Government and politics

Protesters raise candles during a protest in front of the presidential palace, as they urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to reject a bill changing the judiciary system, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Poland's lawmakers continue a heated debate about the controversial draft law by the ruling populist party that will reorganize the work of the Supreme Court, which, the opposition says, will subordinate the court to the justice minister. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A senior European Union official warned Wednesday the bloc is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's controversial attempt to take control over the judiciary, which has provoked a huge new wave of street protests and heated debate in the Polish...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, Iraqi civilians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. A French woman captured in Mosul with her four small children is facing possible prosecution in Iraq for collaborating with the Islamic State group, in a test case for how governments handle families of foreign fighters now that the extremists are in retreat. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
PARIS (AP) — A French woman captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul with her four children is facing possible prosecution in Iraq for allegedly collaborating with the Islamic State group, in a test case for how governments handle the families of foreign fighters now that the extremists are in retreat...
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In this July 26, 2016, photo taken by Zoe Chandra, Alison Chandra and her son, Ethan, 3, both of Middlesex, N.J., pose for a photo in Middlesex. Ethan suffers from heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes organs to form incorrectly or in the wrong place. Their story drew attention in June 2017 when Chandra shared a photo of a hospital bill for Ethan's latest heart surgery. The charges added up to more than $230,000 but Chandra owed only $500 after insurance. (Zoe Chandra via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 10:26 am
DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans in Congress...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, Iraqi civilians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. A French woman captured in Mosul with her four small children is facing possible prosecution in Iraq for collaborating with the Islamic State group, in a test case for how governments handle families of foreign fighters now that the extremists are in retreat. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 19, 2017 - 10:15 am
PARIS (AP) — A French woman captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul with her four children is facing possible prosecution in Iraq for allegedly collaborating with the Islamic State group, in a test case for how governments handle the families of foreign fighters now that the extremists are in retreat...
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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah talks on his cellphone outside a Senate Republican meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 19, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran decided they were ready to disrupt the GOP rewrite of the health care law, they chose President Donald Trump's favorite medium. They could not support Senate Republicans' plan, the somewhat unlikely pair of conservatives tweeted at 8:30 p.m...
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Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. is pursued by reporters as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2017 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is all but dead. Conservative activists blamed establishment Republicans who control Congress. Establishment...
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Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. is pursued by reporters as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2017 - 4:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is all but dead. Conservatives blamed establishment Republicans who control Congress. Establishment Republicans...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The plan before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday also features promises to cut more than $5 trillion from the budget over the coming decade...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The plan before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday also features promises to cut more than $5 trillion from the budget over the coming decade...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, FAA Air Traffic Controllers work in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va. A plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure priorities can survive. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 19, 2017 - 3:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive. The concept of splitting off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation...
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