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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after speaking on the floor about changes to the Senate rules to guarantee confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans are poised to lower the threshold for a vote on Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority, eliminating the ability of Democrats to keep Gorsuch off the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 06, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with a historic filibuster on the Senate floor Friday, but their victory was short-lived. Republicans prepared to strike back with a Senate rules change that would put Judge Neil Gorsuch on the court anyway and...
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April 06, 2017 - 11:10 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker was expected to announce his bid for Illinois governor on Thursday, raising the financial stakes in what was already expected to be a costly and competitive fight to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. "Grateful to have my family by my side...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and made available Wednesday, April 5, Turkish experts evacuate a victim of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey. A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday, opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 8:13 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said Thursday that autopsies of Syrian victims from this week's assault in Syria's Idlib province show they were subjected to chemical weapons as France's foreign minister called for the prosecution of President Bashar Assad's government amid growing international outrage over...
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April 06, 2017 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for efforts to boost defense spending and beef up the...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and made available Wednesday, April 5, Turkish experts evacuate a victim of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey. A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday, opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 6:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's justice minister said on Thursday that results from autopsies conducted on three Syrians brought to Turkey after this week's assault in Syria's Idlib province that killed 86 people show the victims were subjected to a chemical weapons attack. The statement came as...
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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, Two UN soldiers stand guard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Part of President Donald Trump's proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world's most dangerous places. On Thursday, April 6, 2017 the U.N. Security Council meets on the issue at the United States' request. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay File)
April 06, 2017 - 5:59 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Part of President Donald Trump's proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world's most dangerous places. On Thursday, the U.N. Security Council meets on the issue at the United States' request. Here's...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley exits out of the back of the RSA Union Building in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday began weighing whether Bentley might have broken the law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for the past year. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 4:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and campaign finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for more than a year. The Alabama Ethics Commission, after an all-day...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a medieval Cross, part of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return the collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a round last week when a federal judge ruled that Germany can be sued in the United States over claims the so-called Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935. ( AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. The relatives won...
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April 06, 2017 - 4:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a...
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In this March 29, 2017 photo, the remains of an exhumed corpse leans against its grave before being taking away to a mass grave in the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many bereaved Haitians go into a lifetime of debt to send off deceased relatives. Burial costs average $5,000 per household - well over than what most Haitians earn in a year. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
April 06, 2017 - 1:15 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in Haiti's capital. Now the death of her father by stroke threatens to send her into a...
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