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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohio. The Democratic candidate for Congress in southwest Ohio jokes that besides already going against the electoral odds, he's a "brown dude with a funny name." But 35-year-old Aftab Pureval is attracting national attention as tries to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot, part of the Cincinnati-area political landscape for three decades. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the...
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August 13, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in...
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An Afghan family, who escaped from the volatile city of Ghazni, pose for a photograph in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 13, 2018 - 12:46 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, migrants stand on the deck of the Open Arms boat, after being rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of the nigh of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 13, 2018 - 12:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Malta's armed forces say that a patrol boat has rescued 114 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island nation. The Maltese Navy said all of the...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. One year...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Wesley Bell stands outside the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters a day after he defeated longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary. Bell's 57 percent to 43 percent victory over McCulloch, a white prosecutor first elected in 1990, is the latest win for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has increasingly shifted from protest to local politics in recent years. Voters concerned with the killing of unarmed black people by police have made their voices heard from Ferguson to Cleveland to Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
August 10, 2018 - 11:00 am
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. She had a sole purpose on Election Day: Get rid of Bob McCulloch, the veteran prosecutor who did not get an indictment...
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August 09, 2018 - 5:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some officials in Cincinnati are calling for a change to police policy after an officer used his stun gun to shock an 11-year-old Ohio girl suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket. Cincinnati police can use stun guns to incapacitate people as young as 7 years old if they're...
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In this Feb. 19, 2018 photo, Dallas City council member Dwaine Caraway, of District 4, speaks during a news conference calling for the National Rifle Association to be disinvited from hosting the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas while Caraway was outside Dallas City Hall in Dallas. Federal prosecutors said Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and other cities, and a phony consulting agreement. Court documents filed Thursday, Aug. 9, show Caraway pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 12:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, and a phony consulting agreement. Court documents filed Thursday show Caraway, the second highest-ranking...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:38 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — The last open library in a Georgia county will close unless officials approve a new property tax rate. The Middle Georgia Regional Library system said in a Facebook post Wednesday that Washington Memorial Library in Macon will close Aug. 16 because of a lack of funding Macon-Bibb...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Residents in several places across Georgia are set to vote in November on whether they'd like a mimosa with their Sunday brunch. The question they will be posed with is whether restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays, instead of the current 12:30...
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