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March 25, 2019 - 12:00 am
ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand to call Trump a coward NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is calling President Donald Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is "tearing apart the moral fabric of our country."...
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March 25, 2019 - 12:00 am
SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING A more skeptical high court to hear redistricting challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't. The issue is back before the Supreme Court...
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March 25, 2019 - 12:00 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion...
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March 25, 2019 - 12:00 am
SANTEE COOPER SALE SC House to quickly consider Santee Cooper sale bill COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House appears to be ready to give quick consideration to a bill to hire experts to seek bids to buy state-owned utility Santee Cooper. A proposal filed Thursday would give experts if...
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This undated photo provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office shows Facundo Chavez. A West Texas sheriff’s deputy was critically wounded Friday, March 22, 2019, after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop, but authorities credited the body armor with saving his life. Chavez, 27, has been booked into the El Paso County Jail without bond on multiple charges, including attempted capital murder of the peace officer. (El Paso County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 11:15 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas sheriff's deputy, who was critically wounded Friday in a shooting during a traffic stop, has died. The El Paso County Sheriff's office confirmed the death of Deputy Peter Herrera in a statement on Facebook. It gave no further details. Authorities had said on...
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A Thai officer adjusts a chair before the voting for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is scheduled to be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country's first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new...
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March 24, 2019 - 10:11 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to a plea deal that includes a promise to stop chasing after stolen vehicles. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that 54-year-old Floyd Hall pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment resulting in a 30-day suspended sentence and a...
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March 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by a man accused of massacring 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
March 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks with a reporter while eating lunch at a restaurant Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 24, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S. The former Texas congressman told The...
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