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November 05, 2017 - 1:29 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall but flamed out early in the 2016 presidential race, planned to launch his re-election campaign for a third term Sunday at a factory outside of Milwaukee. Walker told The Associated...
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Ivan Marquez, a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announces that their one-time top commander, Rodrigo Londono, will run for president in next year's election during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Marquez also announced the names of other nine former rebel leaders who, with him, will fill 10 seats in Congress guaranteed to the FARC political party on a temporary basis as part of last year's peace deal. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 01, 2017 - 3:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's demobilized guerilla movement nominated Rodrigo Londono on Wednesday to run for president in the South American nation's election next year, keeping the former top commander at the helm of the rebels' nascent political party. Londono, better known by his alias...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer flashes two thumbs up as he leaves the Military Hospital, where he was hospitalized with an urinary obstruction, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Temer survived a key vote Wednesday night on whether he should be tried on corruption charges, mustering support in Brazil's lower house of Congress despite abysmal approval ratings and widespread rejection among his countrymen. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 25, 2017 - 8:21 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Michel Temer survived a key vote Wednesday night on whether he should be tried on corruption charges, mustering support in Brazil's lower house of Congress despite abysmal approval ratings and widespread rejection among his countrymen. To avoid being suspended and...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Abe pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population, after his ruling coalition was returned to power in Sunday's elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 23, 2017 - 8:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a news conference that he is committed to protect the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, answers a question from reporter during a TV interview on the ballot counting of the parliamentary lower house election at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Japanese media projected shortly after polls closed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition would win a clear majority in national elections.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
October 22, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the...
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Graphic shows Gallup poll of U.S. adults who say they lack health insurance; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
October 20, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low. That finding is based on the latest installment of a...
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Riot police officers detain a protester during a rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding his call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race with a wave of demonstrations on President Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
October 07, 2017 - 8:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race. Police allowed demonstrators in Moscow to rally near the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 29, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. Now, President Donald Trump confronts the political risks and potential gains that come...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 29, 2017 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. Now, President Donald Trump confronts the political risks and potential gains that come...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, President Bush looks out the window of Air Force One inspecting damage from Hurricane Katrina while flying over New Orleans en route back to the White House. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 28, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. Now, President Donald Trump confronts the political risks and potential gains that come...
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