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FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying barrier. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, file)
February 21, 2018 - 3:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego. Customs and Border Protection is replacing a little more than 2 miles...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum has likely violated multiple House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he founded, using an official photo on its website, and having an aide appear in a false testimonial for its services, a review by The Associated Press shows. Blum, a Republican facing a competitive race for re-election, is one of two directors of the Tin Moon Corporation, a digital marketing company incorporated in 2016 as Blum was in his first term, a business filing shows. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 21, 2018 - 1:46 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows. Rep. Rod Blum was one of two...
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his hand out to take an oath as he is named the presidential candidate for the MORENA political party in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. On Sunday, Mexico's three major political parties are nominating their presidential candidates for the July 1 election. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
February 21, 2018 - 1:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Religion has been the electrified "third rail" of Mexican politics since anti-clerical laws in the 1920s sparked a bloody uprising by Catholics in which thousands died. But this week, front-running presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador not only brushed that third...
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February 21, 2018 - 12:26 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue. It's the first bill that Gov. Phil Murphy has signed...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:51 am
The Panthers have re-hired Marty Hurney as their full-time general manager. This will be Hurney's second stint as Carolina's general manager, having previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, beginning as GM in 2002. Hurney also worked with the Panthers since last July as the interim...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court says whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. The justices ruled Wednesday that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that protects whistleblowers from being fired, demoted or harassed only applies to people who report legal violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2018 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that protects whistleblowers from...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life. The European Space Agency said Wednesday its Trace Gas Orbiter successfully performed a delicate maneuver known as aerobraking that involved dipping into the...
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A television journalist reports in front of a blank white wall where art works by artist Santiago Sierra were hung before being taken down in a gallery on the first day of annual the ARCO International Art Fair in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Madrid's International Art Fair has yanked an exhibition entitled "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain," prompting charges of censorship against the government-funded body which operates the event venue. (AP Photo/Paul White)
February 21, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Madrid's International Contemporary Art Fair on Wednesday yanked a photo exhibition called "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain," prompting charges of censorship against the government-funded body which operates the event venue. The spat came during efforts by pro-independence...
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In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Prof. Peter Seeberger, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor poses with a molecule model at his laboratory in Berlin, Germany. Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. “This development has the potentiation to save millions of lives by increasing the global access and reducing the cost of anti-malaria medicine,” Peter Seeberger, director of the Max Planck Institute unit working on the issue. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
February 21, 2018 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. The new procedure refines a method developed...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:31 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has brought a newly revived advisory group to Florida's Kennedy Space Center for a rundown on how best to get Americans back to the moon, a half-century after NASA's Apollo heydays. Pence convened the meeting Wednesday morning inside the...
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