Government and politics

Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, greets supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 22, 2017 - 4:52 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones speaks during a campaign stop in Troy, Ala. The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad. The ad by Jones features statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Richard Shelby and Ivanka Trump responding to allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. (Aly Grice/Troy Messenger via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Democrat who was disparaged by President Donald Trump as "soft on crime" is a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted church bombers and domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph. Trump has given Republican Roy Moore a near endorsement in Alabama's Senate race, saying Moore "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N,J, speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., after the jury in his federal bribery trial failed to reach a verdict. Defense attorney Jonathan Cogan says he doesn't expect the Department of Justice to spend a long time determining whether to retry Menendez and his longtime friend Salomon Melgen. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 22, 2017 - 3:13 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The fact that the jury in the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez couldn't reach a verdict and was apparently in favor of acquitting the Democrat and a wealthy friend supported the defense's theory that their friendship carried more weight than the criminal allegations, a defense...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders plan to meet next week to discuss how to avert a potential government shutdown at the end of the year. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the group will meet next week "to discuss end-of-the-year legislative...
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This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017, when the pages were shut down. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 22, 2017 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22. 2017. Leaders of Turkey and Iran have arrived in Russia's Sochi for the much-anticipated talks with President Vladimir Putin that are expected to focus on a political settlement for post-war Syria. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron wait. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. A Thanksgiving-themed email with the subject...
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