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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the House Oversight subcommittee hearing on deportation of critically ill children at Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her. In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov...
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Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 10:33 am
A Connecticut police officer has retired after a civil rights organization raised concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies. East Hampton Town Manager David Cox says Officer Kevin P. Wilcox retired on Oct. 22. That was one week...
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FILE - This Aug. 17, 2018, file photo provided by the Alexandria (Va.) Detention Center shows Maria Butina. The Russian gun rights activist who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin and trying to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups while Donald Trump rose to power has been released from federal prison according to a statement Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which says it has taken custody of Butina. She’s expected to return to Russia now that she’s finished her 18-month sentence. (Alexandria Detention Center via AP, File)
Associated Press
October 25, 2019 - 3:21 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A tantalizing chapter in Russia's efforts to collect intelligence on American politics came to a close on Friday as a woman who admitted to secretly working for the Kremlin was released from prison to be returned to her home country. Maria Butina, who sought to infiltrate...
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during funeral services for Rep. Elijah Cummings, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday, Oct. 17, at age 68 of complications from long-standing health issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, Pool)
Associated Press
October 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings was remembered Friday as a "fierce champion of truth, justice and kindness" at a funeral that brought Washington politicians and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. "It is no...
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Associated Press
October 24, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement think tank wants police departments to rethink how they decide when to take guns away from suicidal officers. The recommendation to review gun-removal policies is contained in a new report by the Washington-based Police Executive Research Forum. It aims to help law...
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Faculty from Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy strike with the Chicago Teachers Union on the corner of N. Ashland Avenue and W. Chicago Avenue in West Town of Chicago on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Camille Fine/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 6:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable housing citywide — for students and...
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Attorney Mark Lanier gets a hug outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County...
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Actress Jane Fonda gestures after being arrested during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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October 19, 2019 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she's returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters was arrested Friday at...
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Shaquille O'Neal
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Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 8:09 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a school football game and paralyzed from the chest down. O'Neal tells WXIA-TV that Isaiah Payton's family was living in a one-bedroom apartment that wasn't accessible...
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Workers dismantle signage for an NBA fan event scheduled to be held on Wednesday night at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. (AP Photo)
Associated Press
October 08, 2019 - 7:44 am
TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses to get swept into a controversy over how to handle China's censorship efforts. Video games maker Activision Blizzard said Tuesday it kicked a Hong Kong esports pro out of a tournament and seized his prize money after he...
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