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National Assembly first Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks to the press accompanied by fellow lawmakers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 17, 2017. Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been stricken by shortages and inflation and riven by more than 100 days of clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 17, 2017 - 6:33 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate the ruling party's power over the country, which has...
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National Assembly first Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks to the press accompanied by fellow lawmakers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 17, 2017. Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been stricken by shortages and inflation and riven by more than 100 days of clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 17, 2017 - 5:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate the ruling party's power over the country, which has...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Ali Said, of Somalia, center, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among one of the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules were to kick in as part of the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii further weakened the already-diluted travel ban Thursday, July 13, 2017, by vastly expanding the list of U.S. family relationships that visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 14, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it. The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Ali Said, of Somalia, center, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among one of the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules were to kick in as part of the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii further weakened the already-diluted travel ban Thursday, July 13, 2017, by vastly expanding the list of U.S. family relationships that visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 14, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it. The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal...
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Turkish police officers escort a man arrested in a raid in Konya, Turkey, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Police killed five Islamic State militants in a firefight that erupted during a raid on a house in the central city of Konya, officials said Wednesday. (Tolga Yanik/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 4:59 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police killed five Islamic State group militants in a firefight that erupted during a raid on a house in the central city of Konya, officials said Wednesday. Four police officers were slightly wounded in the operation. Eight other militants were detained in a series of...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with his director of operations Stefanie Hagar Muchow, right, walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will introduce their reworked health care bill Thursday and begin trying to muscle it through the Senate next week, the chamber's GOP leader said Tuesday as the party tried healing divisions threatening to mortally wound the chances for one of its top goals. Senate...
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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech following the Illinois House voting to override Gov. Rauner's veto and pass a budget for the first time in two years during the overtime session at the Illinois State Capitol, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler /The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 8:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first spending blueprint in more than two years and ending the nation's longest fiscal stalemate since at least the Great Depression. The action eases some...
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LGBTI activists disperse to avoid detention by Turkish police officers in Istanbul, Sunday, July 2, 2017. A small group of transgender rights activists has attempted to march to Istanbul's main square, carrying rainbow flags, despite the governor's ban and security precautions by police. The Istanbul governor's office banned the march late Saturday for the second year in a row, 'to preserve public order and to keep participants and tourists safe', it said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 02, 2017 - 11:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police chased away a small group of transgender rights activists who attempted to march to Istanbul's main square Sunday while carrying rainbow flags despite an official ban on the event. Seven people were detained. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans...
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July 02, 2017 - 10:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A small group of transgender rights activists attempted to march to Istanbul's main square Sunday, carrying rainbow flags, despite the governor's ban and security precautions by police. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social media it won't...
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July 02, 2017 - 7:43 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a march Sunday in Istanbul despite the governor's ban against it and police security precautions that could eventually be used against protesters. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social...
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