Cabinet appointments and nominations

Iceland's president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson waves as he gets into a car following his inauguration in Reykjavik, Iceland Saturday Aug. 1, 2020. In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. He's also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald Trump's controversial "China virus” label for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Árni Torfason)
August 04, 2020 - 7:18 am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, surrounded by media after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. Former UEFA president Michel Platini is formally under investigation in Switzerland for a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
June 26, 2020 - 11:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss federal prosecutors this month extended their open criminal proceedings into then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s role in...
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In this June 16, 2020, photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asks a question during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months after ending her presidential bid, Harris is at another crossroads moment in her political career. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)
June 26, 2020 - 12:30 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When pressed to take a position on tough issues during the Democratic presidential primary, Kamala Harris often replied with a variation of “we need to have that conversation.” But as the U.S. is roiled by police killings of Black men and women, the California senator is...
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Sabina Hernandez Bautista, 59, prepares food in a stall inside Mercado San Cosme, where some vendors have put in place their own protective measures against coronavirus while others continue to work without masks or barriers, in Mexico City, Thursday, June 25, 2020. "We are all afraid," said Bautista, who added she had no choice but to work to be able to feed her family, including her daughter who is attending university. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 25, 2020 - 8:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico pushed past 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed cases Thursday, as the treasury secretary said he tested positive and would self-isolate while working from home. The Health Department reported 6,104 newly confirmed infections, one of the highest 24-...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows arrives for an event on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Voters in western North Carolina are choosing the Republican nominee for a congressional seat held by Meadows before he became Trump's chief of staff. Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn were on Tuesday's ballot in the 11th Congressional District runoff. They were the top two vote-getters in a 12-candidate primary in March. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 23, 2020 - 9:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination. Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 08, 2020 - 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday became the latest prominent Republican to cast doubt on his support for President Donald Trump's reelection, saying he would “stay quiet” about whom he'll be supporting in November. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told reporters on...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2020 file photo, demonstrators wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, hang a banner showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during "Black Flag" protest against Netanyahu and government corruption, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel. After entering the record books last year as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will once again make history on Sunday, May 24, 2020 when he becomes the country’s first sitting leader ever to go on trial. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
May 23, 2020 - 1:18 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — After entering the record books last year as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will once again make history when he becomes the country’s first sitting leader to go on trial. Surrounded by security guards, Netanyahu is set to march into Jerusalem’s...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus during news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year, adding new questions to the watchdog’s abrupt dismissal. Democrats said Monday that ousted...
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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, wears a mouth mask after addressing a video press conference at the conclusion of a video conference of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 8:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Jordan's king warned Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ministers met Friday to discuss what action the bloc might take in response to such a move. Israel has vowed to annex Jewish...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian citizens on the State Television channels at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin said he was extending the non-working policy he ordered earlier for this week to remain in force throughout April. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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April 02, 2020 - 11:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin said he was extending the non-working...
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