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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Oct. 19, 2017, what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections. The bill by Democratic Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia...
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October 18, 2017 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge says Georgia cannot close voter registration for any federal election, including runoff contests, more than 30 days before the election. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law had filed a lawsuit in April challenging the state's registration deadline for...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system to guarantee EU citizens' privacy protection. The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was imposed last year amid concerns...
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President Donald Trump answers questions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2017 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing...
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Pedestrians make their way on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. President Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
October 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans demanded a major say on the Iran nuclear agreement two years ago and never got it from Democrat Barack Obama. Now that President Donald Trump has directed Congress to make the international pact more stringent, the GOP is finding that having that voice won't be easy...
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President Donald Trump waves after signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2017 - 11:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that he has been trying to unravel for months. Two people familiar with the decision described the plan late Thursday night, seeking...
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Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, right, and Ukranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Szijjarto's office in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
October 12, 2017 - 3:00 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will continue to withhold its support for Ukraine's further integration with the European Union as long as a new Ukrainian education law remains unchanged, Hungary's foreign minister said Thursday. The education law passed last month specifies that Ukrainian will be...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce takes the oath of office as he is sworn in at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Australia's constitutional ban on dual citizens becoming lawmakers is an unusual precaution against foreign interference in politics that critics have argued would eventually lead to problems in a multinational country with one of the highest immigration rates in the Western world. The High Court will be decide the fate of seven lawmakers that include Deputy Prime Minister Joyce. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
October 11, 2017 - 9:08 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in this nation of immigrants wonder whether it's time to nix a constitutional ban on dual nationals serving in Parliament. Critics...
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In this Saturday, June 10, 2017 photo transgender woman Anna Kouroupou applies a make up at her home in Athens. Marginalized, stigmatized, often abused and rejected, Greece’s transgender community is now hoping a controversial new law passed by Greece’s parliament Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 will improve their daily lives and foster greater acceptance in what is often a deeply conservative society. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 10, 2017 - 12:18 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Before she had even reached puberty, Anna Kouroupou knew she wasn't what her birth certificate said she was: a boy. But having herself officially declared female was a painful process, and one that could only legally be done if it included gender reassignment surgery...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem and an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, who is African-American, received criticism from the network last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, Hill targeted Jerry Jones, after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
October 10, 2017 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag. The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it's...
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