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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans are pushing back, saying...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday. Some Democrats are warning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could spell doom for the Affordable Care Act. This is even as some conservatives are portraying him as sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The heated debate may not matter, though. As long as five past defenders of the ACA remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand. Some Democrats are...
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FILE- This Jan. 11, 2016, file photo shows a Chase bank branch in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase's second-quarter profits rose by 18 percent from a year ago, as the nation's largest bank continues to benefit from higher interest rates and a lower tax bill following last year's passage of President Donald Trump's tax law. JPMorgan earned $8.32 billion in the first...
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This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018, shows porn actress Stormy Daniels. Daniels was arrested at a Columbus, Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 5:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio strip club. Her attorney said she was "set up" in...
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July 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is crediting the GOP's tax plan with improving the U.S. economy, an argument that's central to the Republican pitch to voters ahead of the midterm election. In a speech Thursday to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Ryan says, "Tax reform is working. It...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, a woman, who would not identify herself, hangs a sign at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore. Supporters of Initiative Petition 22, which would repeal the sanctuary status, turned in enough voter signatures last week to put them within reach of having the question put to voters and are waiting to see if the petition will qualify for the November ballot. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 09, 2018 - 6:30 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot...
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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, Senate house speaker Gerard Larcher and National Assembly president Francois de Rugy, right, arrive for the Versailles congress at the Versailles castle, west of Paris, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
July 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the battle between nationalists and progressives will be at the heart of European Union parliamentary elections next year, a "turning point" that will define the Europe of the future. Macron made the assessment of what he said was...
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The president of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, arrives for work at the Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 saying she is defending the rule of law, in defiance of a new law that is forcing her and many other of the court's judges to retire while their terms are still running. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's international isolation and political uncertainty at home deepened on Wednesday as a purge of the Supreme Court's justices took effect, with the chief justice defiantly refusing to step down. First President Malgorzata Gersdorf arrived for work as usual at the court...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift announced Tuesday gives colleges the federal government's blessing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government's blessing to leave...
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