Government and politics

Pastor Arthur Price Jr., preaches during a 16th Street Baptist church service, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Price told the mostly black congregation that Alabama's U.S. Senate election is too important to skip. "There's too much at stake for us to stay home," Price said of Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 11, 2017 - 7:38 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders. Many Republicans see the vote as chance to ratify...
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FILE - In a Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is photographed at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Some women, and men, worry that the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about harassment could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Sandberg recently wrote that she hoped the outcry over misconduct doesn't "have the unintended consequence of holding women back." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 11, 2017 - 5:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine chief Artem Sytnik speaks, during an interview to the Associated press in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has been a major symbol of reforms in the country, a key driving force behind efforts to combat endemic graft that has depleted the nation’s resources and worried Ukraine’s Western allies. But two years after its creation, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has found itself under fire from President Petro Poroshenko’s allies, who have sought to limit its operations and trim its powers. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Stashevskyi)
December 11, 2017 - 4:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies. But the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine instead has come under...
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European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, reaches out to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after participating in a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 4:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes...
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President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 11, 2017 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation's tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama's health...
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President Donald Trump points to the crowd after a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
December 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days. That's what The Associated Press found when scrutinizing an assortment of statements from President Donald Trump and others last week. In...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington. The Trump administration came in looking to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the line to deliver a smooth finale to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week. Friday, Dec. 15 is the last day for procrastinators to enroll for subsidized private coverage in 39 states served by HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver a smooth ending to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week. For millions of...
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In this April 22, 2017, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens crawls under an obstacle during the SEMO SWAT Challenge in Fredericktown, Mo. Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and revels in the attention, posting videos of his action adventures on Facebook and even using them to help stay fit while keeping a demanding schedule. (Jacob Scott/Daily Journal via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 1:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters. These could be action movie stunts by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood star turned California governor. But they were all done...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Steve Bannon, left, introduces U.S. senatorial candidate Roy Moore, right, during a campaign rally, in Fairhope, Ala. Dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, Moore has kept to events with limited publicity and shunned contact with the traditional media in the heated race for U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 11, 2017 - 1:50 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the...
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Pastor Arthur Price Jr., preaches during a 16th Street Baptist church service, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Price told the mostly black congregation that Alabama's U.S. Senate election is too important to skip. "There's too much at stake for us to stay home," Price said of Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 11, 2017 - 1:48 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle...
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