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May 04, 2017 - 7:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Days ahead of Sunday's runoff vote between centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen, "fake news" briefly took center stage in the French presidential election. Speaking during their only one-on-one debate Wednesday, Le Pen told her rival: "I hope we won't find out...
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May 04, 2017 - 12:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says religious organizations and other non-profits that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. The order also promises "regulatory relief" for...
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May 03, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 309-118 roll call on Wednesday in which the House passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 178 Democrats and 131 Republicans. Voting no were 15 Democrats and 103 Republicans. X...
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In this April 6, 2017 photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent gives information about working for the agency to 24-year-old Ric Kindle, of the Phoenix area, at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Florence, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol and of Office of Field Operations, set up the recruitment booth at the festival in an effort to hire more agents and customs officers. President Donald Trump has ordered 5,000 new Border Patrol positions. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
May 03, 2017 - 2:29 pm
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The beer was flowing and music was blaring in the middle of the Arizona desert when Ric Kindle approached a group of Border Patrol agents and customs officers out to recruit new hires. This was no average job fair. This was Country Thunder, one of the nation's largest country...
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May 03, 2017 - 2:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators who support a convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution are at odds over whether to jail delegates who "go rogue" and impose unwanted changes at the longshot gathering. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott wants to bypass Congress and limit Washington's...
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FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 03, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from Democrats, FBI Director James Comey insisted during repeated questions Wednesday he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails before Election Day while keeping quiet about a probe into possible contacts between...
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In this picture released by the Tasnim News Agency, miners and rescue personnel carry an injured mine worker after a coal mine explosion, near Azadshahr in northern Iran, Wednesday, May, 3, 2017. Iranian state media said Wednesday that a large explosion struck the coal mine, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene on Wednesday in Golestan province as authorities worked to determine the scale of the emergency. (AP Photo/Tasnim News Agency, Mostafa Hassanzadeh)
May 03, 2017 - 12:52 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two, state media reported. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene in Iran's northern Golestan province as authorities worked to...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare. Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when they’re offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 03, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. President Donald Trump has flipped that script. Big...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) smiles as he and running back Ezekiel Elliott, right, participate in a post game interview after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Arlington, Texas. Prescott and Elliott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing, and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year, represent the first time two rookies led the list compiled by the NFL Players Association. The list is based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-end results from March 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. “It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 03, 2017 - 9:43 am
Here's more proof that the 2016 season was a superb one for rookies: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year represent the first time...
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FILE -- In this March 11, 2017 file photo a malnourished child is treated at the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. In a report released by Oxfam at the World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 it said that Africa has higher levels of poverty than previously thought because decades of economic growth have only benefited a small elite. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)
May 03, 2017 - 9:10 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa is experiencing higher levels of poverty than previously thought because decades of economic growth have only benefited a small wealthy elite, says a report released by the British aid group Oxfam at the World Economic Forum Africa which started in South Africa's coastal...
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