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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Johnson's great-great niece, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Keith Frankel, Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after a round of consultations to form the Cabinet ministers, in Rome, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a decidedly euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed Cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks. Conte, a law professor and political unknown, received a...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington. Facebook says it will require political advertisers in the U.S. to label “issue ads” that disclose who paid for them, part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elections-related misuse of its platform. Such ads played prominently in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
May 24, 2018 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate. Ads coming from specific candidates have already included a disclosure label since...
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Dustin Weaver poses for portrait in the news agency's Washington bureau, Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Associated Press named Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
May 24, 2018 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Thursday named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau. Weaver's appointment was announced by AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace. "Dustin is a smart and savvy editor with a deep...
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May 24, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan effort now goes to the House, which has passed its own version of the legislation amid a widening national debate over sexual misconduct...
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FILE--In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday, May 24, 2018, asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, file)
May 24, 2018 - 1:30 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Washington. In a dramatic diplomatic turn, Trump on Thursday canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.
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In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Trump are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday as Trump has raised new suspicions about the federal investigation that is looking into his campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 24, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are meeting with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump has raised new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at...
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In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, photo, Sky Running Enemy, left, and his sister, Kendalyn Running Enemy, are among about dozens of people who gathered in Elks Riverside Park in Great Falls, Mont. to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. They were joined by their mother, Debbie McShane, holding the American Indian Movement flag. Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. (Karl Puckett/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 11:45 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada...
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