Government and politics

FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders, left, joins Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. Border Patrol stations are no place for children. But because the entire system is overwhelmed, Border Patrol is routinely holding children for about five days or longer, well beyond the 72-hour mandated window, because the government agency that takes care of minors who cross the border is also overwhelmed and can’t come get them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench. But Carlos didn't get better. The Guatemalan migrant died May 20 from...
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June 20, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, appealed to Trump in a Moscow court on Thursday to intervene in his case and "defend" him. Whelan was...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he talks during a campaign rally in Istanbul for the June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed. At the campaign speech Erdogan offered as evidence the fact that the deposed president allegedly "flailed" in court for 20 minutes and that nobody assisted him. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
June 20, 2019 - 5:08 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday his country is determined to ensure that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic death in a Cairo courtroom is not forgotten. Erdogan spoke during a meeting with a group of foreign journalists a day after he claimed...
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Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses patrons and media during a visit to the Stonewall Inn, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in New York. Biden paid a visit to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 20, 2019 - 5:06 am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the 2020 nomination, including the two major black candidates in the race,...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Booker says, if elected, he plans to pursue clemency for the thousands of prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The New Jersey senator's clemency plan would...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 20, 2019 - 3:04 am
The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" decades ago when he served alongside segregationists. He says if anyone should...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 20, 2019 - 2:34 am
Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly...
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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks arrives for closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 20, 2019 - 2:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore walks off the stage with wife Kayla Moore after he spoke to supporters after an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore has scheduled a news conference, Thursday, June 20, 2019, to announce whether he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
June 20, 2019 - 1:02 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore will announce today if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore has scheduled a Thursday afternoon announcement in Montgomery. Moore lost the 2017 special election to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones amid allegations of past sexual misconduct with...
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This June 14, 2019, photo shows a Wasilla sign on the outskirts of Wasilla, Alaska. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called lawmakers into special session in Wasilla beginning July 8, but some lawmakers have expressed concerns over security and logistics with the location more than 500 miles from the state capital of Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
June 20, 2019 - 12:04 am
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called a special session in his hometown of Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work. Others cited logistical and security concerns. The wait is on to see if the House and...
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