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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaks during a press conference about 13-year-old Jayme Closs who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018 in Barron, Wis. Investigators have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents dead in their home in Barron. The girl, who was ruled out as a suspect on the first day, was gone when deputies arrived. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 10:28 am
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are streaming into a staging area in western Wisconsin to assist in an expanded ground search for a missing teen whose parents were gunned down in their home last week...
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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, Taghreed Abu Teer, recalls being held by Hamas authorities for 11 days and interrogated under “humiliating circumstances” for her activities with the rival Fatah movement during an interview with The Associated Press at a relative's home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. In a report released Tuesday, the New York-based watchdogHuman Rights Watch accused Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of crushing dissent through routine torture, arbitrary arrest and other tactics. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
October 23, 2018 - 10:27 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political opponents, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The charges came in a new report released by the New...
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President Donald Trump stops to talk to members of the media before walking across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Houston. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 23, 2018 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was a...
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FILE - This Feb.19, 2018 file photo shows the Presidential press rom inside the Elysee Palace, in Paris. France's Presidential Press Association has called Tuesday Oct.23, 2018 on President Emmanuel Macron to reconsider his decision to close the press room inside the presidential palace, an action that comes as the French leader faces declining popularity. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 23, 2018 - 9:02 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Presidential Press Association has called on President Emmanuel Macron to reconsider his decision to close the press room inside the presidential palace. In a statement Tuesday, the association that represents French and foreign media accredited with the presidency said the...
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Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border. The caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years...
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Pope Francis meets Colombia's President Ivan Duque at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Tony Gentile /Pool Photo via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 7:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce. Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate _ but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing. The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which if adopted could deny certain civil rights protections to an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 23, 2018 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing. The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which...
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October 23, 2018 - 2:01 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The female student's body was found in a car near the medical towers, University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin said. The man...
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