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President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, as he heads to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 02, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you. That's the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sounding as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The three-decade-old accusation facing Brett Kavanaugh is...
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FILE - in this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington. Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the 2018 primary season winds to a close this week, jumpstarting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness a wave of opposition to Trump and whether the president can motivate his staunch supporters when he’s not on the ballot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 10, 2018 - 4:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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People attend the Communist Party rally protesting retirement age hikes in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday for a protest organized by the Communist Party and other demonstrations were reported in Vladivostok in the Far East and Barnaul and Novosibirsk in Siberia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 02, 2018 - 11:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians held rallies throughout the country Sunday to protest a government plan to raise the age for receiving state pensions. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow for a protest organized by the Communist Party. Another Moscow protest organized by the A Just Russia...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an address on the state TV in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Putin in a televised address Wednesday said without raising the retirement age Russia's pension system "would crack and eventually collapse." He offered concessions to the reform, saying that women's retirement age should increase from 55 to 60 years, lower than had proposed. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 12:03 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Facing protests and a noticeable dip in his approval ratings, President Vladimir Putin made rare concessions Wednesday to an unpopular pension reform package that increased the retirement age for Russians. The televised address marked an extraordinary occasion when Putin apparently...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. His mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premiere swing state. But when Trump steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he steps into a state _ and a Republican Party _ deeply divided by his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 12:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency. The Republican president...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has relatively more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court,...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. Trump was in Fargo to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, who is hoping to unseat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several...
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A South Korean holds a map of the Korean peninsula during a prayer service wishing for a successful summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and peace on the Korea peninsular in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 7, 2018. A planned summit between Trump and Kim will be held in Singapore on June 12. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 07, 2018 - 9:02 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The on-again, off-again meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans, who now await Tuesday's historic summit with both hope and doubt. The hope is that improved relations between...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Critics fear foreign government favors to Trump businesses have become business as usual. Ethics watchdogs say apparent quid-pro-quo deals are not being stopped by a Republican-led Congress or the courts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...
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