Politics

Protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand near the map of Korean Peninsula during a rally demanding the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and peace treaty near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. More than 20 protesters participated at a rally and also demanding the end the Korean War and to stop the sanction on North Korea. The letters read "Peace and Unification." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 21, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions. Thursday's punitive action is the first taken against Pyongyang since nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. Trump's...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 21, 2019 - 5:46 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. She says that if that doesn't happen,...
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In this March 2, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump invites to the podium, Hayden Williams, a field representative of the Leadership Institute, who was assaulted at Berkeley campus, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md. Trump is expected to order U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal funding. White House officials say Trump will sign an executive order Thursday requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants. Trump initially proposed the idea during a March 2 speech to conservative activists. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 21, 2019 - 4:48 pm
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to certify that they protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding, White House officials said. Trump initially proposed the idea during a March 2 speech to conservative activists...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the Democratic governor and attorney general's powers, brushing aside GOP lawmakers' concerns that the move leaves thousands of pages of statutes passed in so-called extraordinary...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, March 21, 2019. O'Rourke announced last week that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins, in his administration. The former congressman from Texas was asked Thursday in New Hampshire how...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May requesting a Brexit extension and they hope to have more clarity about her intentions by Thursday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 21, 2019 - 2:42 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. May will meet the 27 national other EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, a day after she requested an...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photograph, a Planned Parenthood supporter hosts an abortion rights button on her hat during a rally on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Mississippi senators passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure "...
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From left, Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch, U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Western Wall tunnels synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Abir Sultan/Pool Image via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 1:13 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Israel's prime minister has praised President Donald Trump's recognition of its control over the Golan Heights as a holiday "miracle." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Trump's declaration is of "equal...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That’s according to new data from the General Social Survey. The survey finds a desire for more spending on many government functions, including education and assistance to the poor, as President Donald Trump’s latest budget plan proposes to cut programs that are popular with the public. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
March 21, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That's according to new data from the General Social Survey, a widely respected trend survey that has been measuring views of...
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