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In this photo taken Aug 1, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has dictated press releases and pushed his press team to bend the facts. He has ignored the advice of his legal team and thrown out carefully-planned legislative strategies with a single 140-character tweet. He has cycled through three communications directors in six months. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 06, 2017 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in practice, the job is filled. It's Trump who's the White House's leading expert and the final word on what and how he communicates with the public. Despite decrying most...
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Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during the ASEAN-Russia Ministerial meeting in the 50th ASEAN Regional Forum in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The annual forum, hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), brings together the top diplomats from 26 countries and the European Union for talks on political and security issues in Asia-Pacific. (Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:13 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Russia's top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for new sanctions from the Trump administration. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, after...
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A statue of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar with a mask made with the Venezuelan flag is seen at Chacao square in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress made an emotional plea for opponents of President Maduro to remain mobilized on the streets to capitalize growing international pressure on the embattled socialist. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)
August 05, 2017 - 11:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has been returned home after being taken back to jail nearly a week ago. The activist's wife Lilian Tintori said in a message on Twitter that she and her...
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Venezuelan General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz speaks to the media outside her office after security forces surrounded the entrance, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate Ortega Diaz's removal. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)
August 05, 2017 - 8:11 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The United States is condemning a move by Venezuela's new constitutional assembly to oust the country's chief prosecutor. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the removal of Luisa...
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August 05, 2017 - 1:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Berlin say two Chinese tourists were detained Saturday for performing banned Nazi salutes in front of the German parliament. Officers saw the two men, aged 36 and 49, taking photos of each other making the gesture in front of the Reichstag. Police said in a statement that...
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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office early Saturday ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate the onetime loyalist turned arch critic's removal. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 05, 2017 - 10:56 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office Saturday ahead of a session of the newly installed constitutional assembly that is expected to debate removing the onetime loyalist turned arch government critic. Luisa Ortega Diaz denounced...
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An anti-government demonstrator whacks a a wall to release pieces of concrete to throw at Venezuelan Bolivarian National Police, during a protest against the installation of a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela's ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a tool for imposing dictatorship. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 05, 2017 - 9:16 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office Saturday ahead of a session of the newly installed constitutional assembly that is expected to debate removing the onetime loyalist turned arch government critic. Luisa Ortega Diaz denounced...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Sessions has warned of a crackdown on marijuana. But documents obtained by The Associated Press show he’s getting no fresh avenues from a special task force formed to find the best strategy. (AP Andrew Harnik)
August 05, 2017 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The...
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Nissan employee Betty Jones expresses her disappointment at pro-union supporters losing their bid to form a union at the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 05, 2017 - 3:17 am
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union. More than 62 percent of workers voting in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn is detailing previously undisclosed paid speaking engagements, business positions and income from the presidential transition that he left off his public financial disclosure. A person close to Flynn tells The Associated Press that the filing shows Flynn entered into a consulting agreement with the British parent company of data firm Cambridge Analytica, which aided the Trump campaign. The person says Flynn didn’t perform work or accept payment under the agreement. He terminated it after Trump’s election victory. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 04, 2017 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, according to a filing Flynn submitted to the White House. The disclosure of Flynn's...
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