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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a press conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A commission Northam tasked with researching racist laws from the state’s past recommended Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that dozens be repealed in order to purge the state’s books of discriminatory language. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 05, 2019 - 5:47 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The laws are still on the books in Virginia: Blacks and whites must sit in separate rail cars. They cannot use the same playgrounds, schools or mental hospitals. They can’t marry each other either. The measures have not been enforced for decades, but they remain in the state’s...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters during her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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December 05, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a chance to infuriate the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he is trying to deliver his long-sought trade deal (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 05, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said Thursday that they expect to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 201 file photo, Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, right, looks on as then Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to reporters in Milwaukee. Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on their seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
December 05, 2019 - 1:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard...
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December 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state demographer” position was...
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December 05, 2019 - 11:54 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An American citizen jailed in his native Lebanon since September on no charges is very ill, and if he dies there, then Lebanon should be subject to sanctions, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said Wednesday. Shaheen, who was addressing a Senate Foreign Relations...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
December 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Thursday she has hired a state director in Colorado and will open multiple offices in the state. It's the latest move by the Massachusetts senator in a Western state that's part of the Super Tuesday contests in March. Warren...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a meeting with workers as he visits John Smedley Mill in Matlock, England, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Britain is holding a general election a week from now and fractures are emerging within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn both faced criticism of their moral character. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year,...
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to former and new-elected members of the National Assembly of Belarus during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Lukashenko told Belarus' parliament on Thursday that he wouldn't sign any documents that could harm the ex-Soviet republic's interests and added that any union with Russia would be formed on equal terms. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 7:21 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus vowed again Friday that his country will not become a part of Russia, ahead of discussions this weekend with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over further improving their economic ties. Alexander Lukashenko told Belarus’ parliament that he wouldn...
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December 05, 2019 - 5:06 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish parliament's foreign affairs committee has endorsed a controversial deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean reached between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-supported government. The committee approved the agreement, which would give Turkey access to an economic...
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