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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks during an event on the environment in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration has finalized changes to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will improve transparency and effectiveness but critics say will drive more creatures to extinction. Bernhardt unveiled the changes Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 12, 2019 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to the Endangered Species Act (all times local): 3:20 p.m. California and Massachusetts say they'll go to court to fight the Trump administration's overhaul of the Endangered Species Act. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations say they are suspending their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a shoulder fracture. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 10, 2019 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not quite "Trump-McConnell 2020," but it might as well be. As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from a behind-the-scenes player into a prominent if...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a photo during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 08, 2019 - 10:04 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock opened the Iowa State Fair's 2020 presidential blitz on Thursday by blistering President Donald Trump and promising to push new gun restrictions. "I believe everything the president's said and done encourages...
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Protesters with "No Abe!" signs chat slogans during a rally outside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. More than 100 people staged a rally to urge the government to reverse the recent downgrading of South Korea's trade status and to apologize for wartime atrocities in an effort fix rapidly souring relations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 08, 2019 - 8:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo's new export requirement that has increased tensions with Seoul. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko made a rare announcement of the approval, saying...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a community event, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 08, 2019 - 12:23 am
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020. "Trump offers no moral leadership," Biden declared in Burlington, Iowa. The...
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Indian migrant laborers carry their luggage and prepare to leave the region, at a railway station in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir, which remains under an indefinite security lockdown, actions that archrival Pakistan warned could lead to war. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
August 07, 2019 - 12:37 pm
JAMMU, India (AP) — Hit by a complete security lockdown in Kashmir, hundreds of poor migrant workers have begun fleeing the Himalayan region to return to their far-away villages in northern and eastern India. Some complained on Wednesday that their Kashmiri employers didn't pay them any salary as...
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August 07, 2019 - 5:40 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border, as officials try to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met in Rwanda late on Tuesday. According...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Chinese director Zhang Yimou holds his award for Best Director at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing continues efforts to bring economic and political pressure to bear on the island it claims as its own territory. (AP Photo/Billy Dai, File)
August 07, 2019 - 3:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing ramps up economic and political pressure on the island it claims as its own territory. The one-...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Top White House aid Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, July 28, 2019 defended President Donald Trump's disparaging tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district as a justified response to the lawmaker's criticism of administration border policies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 06, 2019 - 5:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week that the U.S...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Putin said that Russia will only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the U.S. does, following the demise of a key nuclear pact, and called for urgent arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 4:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the United States does and called for urgent arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race following the demise of a key nuclear pact. Putin made his statements after the...
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