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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey presents the award for excellence in television at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spacey has made his first public appearance since being accused of sexual assault, reading a poem about a worn-out boxer in a Rome museum. Standing next to a Greek bronze statue of a battered boxer in the National Roman Museum on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, Spacey dramatically intoned Italian poet Gabriele Tinti’s poem ‘’The Boxer,’’ about a fighter left bleeding at ringside, cast aside despite previous glory. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2019 - 1:52 pm
MILAN (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey read a poem about a worn-out and dejected boxer during an unexpected performance at a Rome museum Friday night, weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against him collapsed in Massachusetts. Spacey's appearance at the National Roman Museum was not publicly...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 02, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders, while also directing fire at those he could be facing in 2020...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, right, poses for photos at the Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hurd announced on Aug. 1, 2019, he will not seek reelection in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 02, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's split with...
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FILE - This Jan. 6, 2019 file photo shows Mario Lopez at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lopez, the host of “Access Hollywood,” apologized Wednesday, July 31, for telling conservative commentator Candace Owens that it’s “dangerous” and “alarming” for parents to honor the wishes of young children who identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth. He said in a statement released by his publicist that his remarks were “ignorant and insensitive.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Lopez apologized Wednesday for telling conservative commentator Candace Owens that it's "dangerous" and "alarming" for parents to honor the wishes of young children who identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth. The longtime "Extra" host, who recently was...
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Maria Chavalan-Sut of Guatemala speaks during an interview at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Chavalan-Sut is among a number of immigrants taking sanctuary at houses of worship who have received letters from immigration authorities threatening them with huge fines under the latest tactic from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 30, 2019 - 9:52 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is a few feet away between a bed and a set of wicker furniture. In a corner, an electric skillet...
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FILE - This July 13, 2019 frame grab from a police dashcam video, shows a cow who escaped a nearby slaughterhouse moving through a Home Depot parking lot in Bloomfield, Conn. When employees of the butchery wrestle the calf to the ground, one slit its throat. Animal activists are decrying the public slaughter, and some people are making anti-Muslim comments about the halal butchery. (Bloomfield Police Department via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The slaughter in a Home Depot parking lot of a calf that escaped a butcher shop and led employees on a chase has sparked outrage by animal lovers and elicited racist messages online. The calf broke out of the Saba Live Poultry store in Bloomfield, Connecticut, on July 13...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2109 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., leads a meeting to call for subpoenas after a career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite "disqualifying issues" in their backgrounds, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump on Saturday, July 27, denigrated Cummings' congressional district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in tweets against the powerful House oversight committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 28, 2019 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed...
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July 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. One of Washington’s leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy’s “Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy” will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 15, 2019 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut,...
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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019. Epstein pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges. The 66-year-old is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually...
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