Government and politics

In this Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, House Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., attends a conference of House and Senate negotiators try to resolve competing versions of a rewrite to the No Child Left Behind education law, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson says she was in the car with the widow of a slain soldier when she overheard President Donald Trump telling her in a phone conversation that he “knew what he signed up for.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 18, 2017 - 8:34 am
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem." He adds: "Total disrespect for our great...
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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, shows her artwork during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Pence is using her platform as the vice president's wife to raise awareness about art therapy, a mental health field she’s been passionate about for a decade but says is unknown to many. “I don’t think that a lot of people understand the difference between therapeutic art and art therapy,” Mrs. Pence, a trained watercolor artist, told The AP in an exclusive interview before she visits Florida on Wednesday to outline her vision for her art therapy initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 18, 2017 - 7:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Karen Pence found out that an art therapist in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico couldn't afford the clay her clients needed, she sprang into action. A trained watercolor artist and advocate of the little-known mental health profession, Vice President Mike Pence's wife went to...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the wreathlaying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, during his official visit. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
October 18, 2017 - 6:18 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the country won't buckle under U.S. "impositions" as officials from both countries held discussions to try and resolve a dispute over visas. Strained ties between the two NATO allies deepened last week after Turkish authorities detained a Turkish...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:16 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution Wednesday opposing the country's potential membership in NATO, a symbolic measure that's part of longstanding efforts by pro-Russia politicians in Bosnia to keep the country away from the Western military...
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy listens to lawmakers during a parliamentary session at the parliament in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers held up posters in the parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 18, 2017 - 5:59 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on party colleagues of Catalonia's pro-independence president to convince him to back down on the region's push for independence from Spain. Spain has given...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy...
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Steve Bannon, former strategist for President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally for Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Ward is running against incumbent Republican Jeff Flake in next year's GOP primary. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
October 18, 2017 - 3:21 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Bannon leveled a blistering attack on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans at an Arizona fundraiser for a GOP primary challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. The former chief strategist to President Donald Trump heaped disdain on McConnell...
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President Donald Trump sits for a radio interview in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 17, 2017 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and health care legislation (all times local): 11:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is backing away from his positive response to a bipartisan Senate proposal to stabilize health insurance markets unsettled by his order to end "Obamacare" low-income subsidies...
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