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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lavrov cast the WADA's compliance review committee's proposal of a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions as part of Western efforts to sideline Russia by accusing it of misconduct in various spheres. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,”...
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FILE - This Wednesday March 9, 2011 file photo, shows Jens Soering as he speaks during an interview at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. Soering, a German diplomat’s son who was serving a life sentence for the 1985 killings of his girlfriend’s parents, was granted parole Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 and will be released to immigration officials for deportation to Germany. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 25, 2019 - 7:35 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia granted parole on Monday to a German diplomat’s son who was serving a life sentence for the 1985 killings of his girlfriend’s parents. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said the state parole board granted Jens Soering parole for the murders of Nancy and Derek...
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Protesters light flares as they gather at the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The protests last two were sparked by last week's vote in parliament against a proposed change to the country's electoral system to ensure that all seats in the legislature are assigned by proportional representation. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
November 25, 2019 - 12:18 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in front of parliament in the country of Georgia, demanding that the government steps down and early elections be held. Monday’s demonstration in the capital, Tbilisi, was the latest in a series of protests set off by the parliament’s...
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This undated photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. (NerdWallet via AP)
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 10:28 am
College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great. Most state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, which allow you to invest in a tax-advantaged account for future education costs, have improved significantly in recent years, says Madeline Hume...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing. Supreme Court justices on Monday left in place a Maryland court ruling that denied a new trial to Adnan Syed, who was convicted of strangling a high school classmate he had once dated.(Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Maryland man’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast “Serial.” The justices did not comment in leaving in place a 4-3 ruling by Maryland’s highest court that denied a new trial to Adnan Syed, who was convicted...
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November 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t revive a lawsuit against a firearms website over a suburban Milwaukee spa shooting. The justices rejected an appeal Monday from the daughter of one of three people shot to death by a man who illegally bought a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition from...
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November 23, 2019 - 9:51 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor says a county sheriff has been fatally shot in the line of duty. Gov. Kay Ivey says Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed Saturday. Details of the shooting were not immediately released, but Ivey tweeted late Saturday that Williams “was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks during an interview in his office in Lincoln, Neb. With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Ricketts vetoed a bill to create a complete count committee, saying that local committees are already doing the work and that the legislation would have given a University of Nebraska program authority to create the panel without guidance from the state. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 23, 2019 - 12:51 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to journalists during a news conference during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 22, 2019 - 2:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. Talk about a Senate run has picked up as Pompeo has come under criticism for not defending U.S...
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Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear answers questions during an interview in the State Reception Room at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 22, 2019 - 2:04 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he won in the red state of Kentucky by distancing himself from national politics and connecting with voters desperate for leaders focused more on their needs and less on “the 24-hour cable news cycle.” Beshear, who narrowly...
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