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FILE - In this Sunday, June 16, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, is applauded by his daughter Ivanka Trump, right as he's introduced before his announcement that he will run for president in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president. It was the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 16, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
June 16, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason" for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid. The Times reported Saturday that the U.S. has bored into Russian utility...
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A poster is brandished during a public demonstration as Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart arrives at the television studios ahead of a scheduled live television debate for the Conservative Party leadership candidates, in London, Sunday June 16, 2019. Five out of the six candidates will appear in the first TV debate, with Boris Johnson declining to take part, although other candidates accuse him of trying to avoid scrutiny. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign house party, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Windham, N.H. Candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed plans to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities, while former Vice President Joe Biden and others back plans for free community college. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2019 - 12:56 pm
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth...
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New York City Police and Fire Department personnel secure the scene in front of a building in midtown Manhattan where a helicopter crash landed, Monday, June 10, 2019. The Fire Department says the helicopter crash-landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 16, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to require all helicopters be equipped with data recorders after a deadly chopper crash in New York City. Sen. Charles Schumer says the FAA failed for years to heed warnings from federal safety...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television...
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Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a grassroots event on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
June 16, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House. "I don't see why not," the South Bend, Indiana, mayor says in a Father's Day television interview that also...
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This Sept. 19, 1974, photo provided from the Cyprus' press and informations office shows the Ledra Palace Hotel in the background during the exchange captive soldiers and civilians between Turkish and Cypriots after the 1974 Turkish invasion, in the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. This grand hotel still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the mortal shell craters and bullet holes scarring its sandstone facade. Amid war in the summer of 1974 that cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, United Nations peacekeepers took over the Ledra Palace Hotel and instantly turned it into an emblem of the east Mediterranean island nation's division. (Press and informations Office, via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:01 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade. It's been 45 years since the pitter-patter of glitterati...
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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at a candidate forum on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Charleston, S.C., sponsored by the Black Economic Alliance. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 15, 2019 - 8:51 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at...
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June 15, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for his "border czar" says he's not accepting the job — at least "as of right now." The former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director, Tom Homan, tells Fox News that Trump's announcement that he would rejoin the administration to...
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