Government and politics

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to aerospace workers about the current congressional tax reform proposal in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Republican told aerospace company workers that corporate tax cuts are needed to restore America's global competitiveness. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
November 19, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support the Republican tax overhaul, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. Flake was caught on an open microphone Friday saying the GOP is "toast" if the...
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November 19, 2017 - 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing Monday night. Representatives said Sunday that PBS will air an updated version of the previously filmed event in which Franken will only be...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo of an activist holding a banner reading: "For him impunity, for her a life sentence" during a protest in Paris. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation by suggesting a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent "is worth considering." Activists protested in Paris to demand that the age of consent be set at 15. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment...
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FILE - A Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 file photo of Moroccan women filling up containers with water from a hose, in Zagora, southeastern Morocco. Experts blame poor choices in agriculture, growing populations and climate change for the water shortages in towns like Zagora, which has seen repeated protests for access to clean water in recent weeks. Moroccan state TV channel 2M reports that at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 as food aid was being distributed in the village of Sidi Boulalam, in the southern province of Essaouira. (AP Photo/Issam Oukhouya, File)
November 19, 2017 - 5:56 pm
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — A stampede erupted while food aid was being distributed in a Moroccan village Sunday and at least 15 people died and 10 were injured, authorities said. The crush took place in Sidi Boulalam as a local association was handing out food at a local weekly "souk," or market,...
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November 19, 2017 - 5:36 pm
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another. Border Protection spokesman...
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November 19, 2017 - 2:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for about four hours on Sunday over a pair of corruption scandals surrounding the long-ruling Israeli leader. It was the sixth time police have questioned Netanyahu over the two scandals which have yet to threaten his rule...
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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, left, speaks as Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, right, listens during a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia is asking fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran will only encourage it to press on with its “aggression“ and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 19, 2017 - 2:55 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region. They said they planned to "brief" the U.N. Security...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Feb, 10, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwean vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa greets party supporters at the ZANU-PF headquarters in Harare. The ruling party's Central Committee confirmed Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 that President Robert Mugabe has been fired as party leader and will be replaced by Mnangagwa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
November 19, 2017 - 2:48 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa...
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A portrait of Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, hangs at the ZANU PF party headquarters in Harare, Sunday Nov, 19, 2017. A day after huge crowds rallied peacefully in the capital, Harare, for the 93 year old Mugabe to go, the ruling party's Central Committee is meeting on demands by provincial branches to recall President Robert Mugabe as party leader. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 19, 2017 - 2:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has begun speaking on state television on his resignation. He has shaken the hands of the military leaders who put him under house arrest just days ago. He says he is...
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November 19, 2017 - 1:32 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus. Also...
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