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A protester with a mask stands near other protesters moving a statue depicting a protester armed with gas mask, helmet and umbrella on the streets of Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong streets Friday after the city's embattled leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies in a hardening of the government's stance after four months of anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 04, 2019 - 8:30 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to quell four months of increasingly...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, right, talks with Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, D-Encino, left, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday Oct. 3, 2019, that he signed Berman's measure banning so-called "deep fake" videos designed to manipulate a political candidate's words or actions in the lead up to elections, It's a response to fears of dirty campaigning during the upcoming presidential race, but also a proposal that raises concerns about censorship and the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 04, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is trying to stop people from deceptively editing videos and audio in ways that are aimed at influencing elections. Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday bans the distribution of manipulated videos and pictures that maliciously aim to give someone...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Associated Press
October 04, 2019 - 11:08 am
OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — With Washington in tumult over the escalating impeachment inquiry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured southeast Europe on Friday, trying to ignore the furor back home that has engulfed his department. Pompeo did not respond to shouted questions from journalists with...
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Pro-democracy protesters march in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city's embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Thousands of protesters in masks are streaming into Hong Kong streets after the territory’s leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies. Immediately defying the ban set to take...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared at the...
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In this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Sanders' campaign said Wednesday the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and that he’s canceling events and appearances "until further notice." (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
October 03, 2019 - 5:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders remained hospitalized in Nevada on Thursday because of a blocked artery in his heart but will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate, according to his campaign. The 78-year-old Vermont senator was hospitalized in Las Vegas after he experienced chest...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he took steps to expand Medicare’s private insurance option. But no Democrat is proposing to take coverage or benefits...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Parliament in London, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a realistic compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 03, 2019 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Thursday to build a coalition at home to back his fresh Brexit approach even as key European leaders declared that the measures he just proposed fall far short of the concessions needed to forge a deal. Johnson offered a strikingly more...
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October 03, 2019 - 10:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with the do-nothing...
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European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt shows on his phone a letter sent to the EU from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a meeting of the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent to Brussels what he says is the U.K.'s final offer for a Brexit deal, with the date set for Britain's departure less than a month away. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 03, 2019 - 9:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and British politics (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The European Parliament’s supervisory Brexit group has issued a damning verdict on the proposals of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said they “do not match even remotely” what is needed for a compromise...
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