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Opposition supporters shout slogans and raise candles as they protest in front of the Supreme Court, seen in the background, against a law on court control in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Polish democracy icon and ex-President Lech Walesa has told a large crowd of anti-government protesters in Gdansk that he will always support their struggle. Walesa's...
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Opposition supporters protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control , in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 22, 2017 - 7:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's Supreme Court, his spokesman said Saturday. President Andrzej Duda's spokesman, Andrzej Lapinski, stopped short of saying whether the...
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Opposition supporters shout slogans as they protest in front of the Senate building where a debate continues before a crucial vote to approve legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country's Supreme Court, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests across Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 21, 2017 - 8:39 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature of President Andrzej Duda to become...
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Leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski reacts after lawmakers voted to approve a law on court control in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 20, 2017 - 10:43 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a contentious law that gives control of the nation's Supreme Court to the president instead of to judges, sparking new protests outside parliament in Warsaw. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union...
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FILE - This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. A federal report says gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming in 2016, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills...
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Protesters raise candles during a protest in front of the presidential palace, as they urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to reject a bill changing the judiciary system, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Poland's lawmakers continue a heated debate about the controversial draft law by the ruling populist party that will reorganize the work of the Supreme Court, which, the opposition says, will subordinate the court to the justice minister. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 19, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's controversial attempt to take control of the judiciary, a senior EU official warned Wednesday, as new street protests and heated debate erupted in the Polish parliament. The ruling...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 19, 2017 - 2:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Senate Republicans to the White House after a GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed for a second time...
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Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, speaks of the passage of a pair of climate change measures, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 18, 2017 - 3:06 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state's carbon footprint. Monday night's votes to renew California's cap-and-...
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July 12, 2017 - 7:40 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The predominantly Roman Catholic island nation of Malta is set to legalize gay marriage, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional "you are now husband and wife" declaration in civil ceremonies with "you are now spouses." The Catholic Church had opposed the...
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July 07, 2017 - 5:57 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday he doesn't think the failure of Congress to agree on a way to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act puts tax reform in jeopardy. The Republican said he hopes a final version of the health care plan will be approved this summer, and...
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