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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un talk during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. North Korean leader Kim managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin’s manspreading - the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok.(Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 7:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which...
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
April 25, 2019 - 7:25 pm
By GENE JOHNSON/Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge in Washington state Thursday blocked new Trump administration rules that would provide additional hurdles for women seeking abortions, including by banning taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals. Judge Stanley Bastian in...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, Symone Sanders, former National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders, attends the St. Gallen Symposium, at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation of Democrats. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests...
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File - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, teen migrants walk in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas. A federal judge says he will give the Trump administration six months to identify children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border early in the president's term. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said Thursday, April 25, 2019, in San Diego that it was important to set a deadline for finding potentially thousands of children who were separated between July 1, 2017, and June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
April 25, 2019 - 7:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government has six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border early in President Donald Trump's term, a judge said Thursday. Trump administration officials said they had a goal of six months but...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked drilling off Alaska. President Donald Trump has pushed to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling. But a federal judge last month ruled against Trump’s executive order to open the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic. Coastal states also have opposed the expanded drilling. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 25, 2019 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked oil and gas development off Alaska. Governors and lawmakers from both Republican- and Democratic-led states have...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for a photo prior to their talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 6:17 pm
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization. The two leaders' first one-on-one did not...
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 25, 2019 - 6:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck Sanders, calls on a child during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask Sanders questions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 25, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but still didn't field questions from working journalists. Instead, Sanders held what the White House called a "kids-only" press briefing for children participating in "Take Our...
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Activists work inside the Venezuelan Embassy, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Washington, during a round-the-clock occupation of the building to prevent access to representatives of Juan Guiado, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 25, 2019 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were warned on Thursday to end a sit-in protest at the country's shuttered embassy in Washington. The U.S. envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, said the protesters who have camped out at the embassy for more than two...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released dWarmbier while he was in a coma. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, a former U.S. official said Thursday. An envoy sent to North Korea to retrieve the 21-year-old student signed...
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