Political corruption

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his run for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
June 20, 2019 - 4:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. With his return to the political stage, Moore ignores the urgings of some Republican Party leaders...
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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks departs after a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2019 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has released a transcript of its interview with former top White House adviser Hope Hicks. Hicks on Wednesday refused to answer questions related to her time working for President Donald Trump, following orders from White House lawyers. The interview...
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June 20, 2019 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democrats have joined a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, including a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who flipped a Republican district. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a congressional veteran, said in a...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, then Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. A Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 20, 2019 - 6:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession...
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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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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 Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 19, 2019 - 10:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the...
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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 19, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Hope Hicks has concluded her closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump's former aide testified over eight hours...
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In this June 13, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. While Speaker Pelosi says Congress shouldn’t impeach for political reasons or not impeach for political reasons, political considerations overhang the decision making. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 19, 2019 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn't impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as "a day at the beach" for the president. Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor...
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In this June 13, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. While Speaker Pelosi says Congress shouldn’t impeach for political reasons or not impeach for political reasons, political considerations overhang the decision making. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 17, 2019 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond. Some lawmakers worry impeachment will benefit the president,...
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