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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the same day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank-and-file Democrats to proceed with relative caution after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her impeachment calls. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank...
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Election workers count ballots at the end of three-day vote of the referendum on constitutional amendments at polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 22, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 23, 2019 - 4:10 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military...
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Slovenia's prime minister Marjan Sarec talks to a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
April 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new, more efficient leadership to successfully counter a populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the Brigham Minerals IPO. Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be in a healthier place after it. The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be in a healthier place after it. The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. On the way,...
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April 23, 2019 - 3:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers have tabled the latest bill to boost the lowest-in-the-nation salary for Maine's next governor. The bill would boost the annual salary from $70,000 to $150,000 beginning January 2023. The Legislature's state and local government committee tabled the proposal Monday...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index also closed at a record high...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...
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Hillary Clinton speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 23, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says special counsel Robert Mueller's report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end. The former Democratic presidential candidate stopped short of calling for immediate impeachment proceedings. She says Congress should instead...
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April 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian Presidency says its official account on the social media site Instagram has been shut down, calling it an "unjustified" closure that is part of the war against the government of President Bashar Assad. Instagram, however, said Tuesday the Syrian Presidency account was...
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April 23, 2019 - 2:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tax preparer H&R Block says its co-founder, Henry Bloch, has died at the age of 96. The company says he died of natural causes Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City. Bloch founded H&R Block in 1955 with his brother, Richard, after the Internal Revenue Service...
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