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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision Tuesday to take on the appeal filed by three New York residents and New York's National Rifle Association affiliate could signal a revived interest in gun rights by a more conservative court. The case won't be argued until October.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court's decision to hear the appeal filed by three New York residents...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:51 am
When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top...
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Former President Macron's security aide Alexandre Benalla appears before the French Senate Laws Commission prior to his hearing, in Paris, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Benalla has been taken into police custody last week in an investigation of possible misuse of diplomatic passports and then released. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 21, 2019 - 1:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. Alexandre Benalla said the...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:29 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker. Democratic leader Lulzim Basha was fined 50,000 lek ($455) in a ruling by a Tirana district court judge on...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert listen during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 20, 2019 - 3:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police...
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Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Av. during the women's march in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 19, 2019 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House. The original march...
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FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shows Felix Tshisekedi of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Congo's Constitutional Court early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, declared the election of Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 19, 2019 - 9:11 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president." Fayulu's supporters have alleged an...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is escorted into the courtroom for his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 19, 2019 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. greets patrons at Stomping Grounds Cafe in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Gillibrand continued her first trip to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.(AP Photo/Juana Summers)
January 19, 2019 - 5:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of...
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President Donald Trump speak to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 19, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of...
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