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Qais al-Khazali, the leader of the militant Shiite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Al-Khazali said Monday that he expects a vote by the Iraqi parliament calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country within the next few months. Al-Khazali said there is no longer a justification for thousands of U.S. troops in the country after the Islamic State group has been defeated. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
January 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of one of the most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq said Monday that he expects a vote in the coming months by Iraq's parliament calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, underscoring the jostling for power between Iran and the U.S. in this key Middle...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, gestures as he answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 8:15 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he is "terrified of a bloodbath" in Venezuela but doesn't want to pick sides in the political standoff because it's not his role as a pastor. Francis told reporters travelling home from Panama on Sunday that he supports the entire Venezuelan...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 8:08 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month. Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the Feb. 21-24 meeting to essentially be a catechism class for bishops about sex abuse. He said he...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, gestures to describe snobbish, hypocritical Catholics as he answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 7:48 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. Francis said he believes priestly celibacy is a gift for the...
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A view of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the early days of the primary is largely frozen, according to fundraisers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 28, 2019 - 7:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
January 28, 2019 - 7:14 am
If you're getting a divorce , it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations. One client's husband, for example, insisted he couldn't afford a proposed...
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Li Wenzu, wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang wears a sweater with her husband's portrait printed with the words "Release Quanzhang" after Wang's sentencing, at her house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Wang was sentenced to 4 and half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the legal profession. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 28, 2019 - 6:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession. The No. 2 Intermediate Court in the northeastern...
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Mary Radnofsky, diagnosed with a rare form of leukoencephalopathy and in the early stages of dementia, holds her service dog Benjy at her home, on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. Faced with an aging American workforce, U.S. companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees suffering from cognitive declines or dementia diagnoses, experts say. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
January 28, 2019 - 3:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's shadow is shown on an American flag as he speaks before signing an executive order at the CPCC Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C. A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country’s global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll about the state of the nation’s affairs with the world. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 28, 2019 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans don't like the way President Donald Trump handles U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country's global standing will deteriorate during the next year. That's according to a new poll that also found the public split about U.S. troops fighting in...
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Pope Francis speaks to volunteers who worked at the World Youth Day event, before his departure in Panama City, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)
January 27, 2019 - 7:03 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for a "just and peaceful solution" to Venezuela's political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize...
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