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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo newly-elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in Monterey Park, Calif. Villanueva will limit when inmates in the county's jails can be transferred to federal authorities for deportation. Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the agency will reduce the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's transfer. She could not immediately say which misdemeanor charges would no longer qualify. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 15, 2019 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday will further limit when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation. The department will reduce the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's...
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German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas talks to the media at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...
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February 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he never participated in "extended discussions" about using the Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office. A spokeswoman for McCabe issued a statement Friday saying certain statements in interviews "have been taken out...
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February 15, 2019 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a...
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February 15, 2019 - 12:33 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths in a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election. Samuel Aruwan, a spokesman for Kaduna state's governor, said Friday that the victims include 22 children. He blamed a "criminal element...
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FILE In this Jan. 13, 2019 file photo, French far-right leader Marine le Pen arrives for a campaign meeting in Paris. Where once she felt isolated, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is now part of a crowd, populist parties on the rise around Europe that can make new inroads in European elections less than 100 days away _ and start to restructure the EU from within. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NANTERRE, France (AP) — Where once she felt isolated, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is now part of a crowd of populist parties on the rise around Europe that she thinks can make new inroads in European elections less than 100 days away — and start restructuring the EU from within...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 15, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Sanchez has called early general elections for late April, the third such ballot in less than four years. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
February 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election. Sanchez's eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to...
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NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to journalists during a press conference at the second day of a NATO defense ministers meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. NATO defense ministers are discussing the future of the alliance's operation in Afghanistan and how best to use its military presence to support political talks aimed at ending the conflict. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Germany's finance minister is calling on China to be more transparent about its lending to developing countries amid worries about debt. Minister Olaf Scholz said Friday at the Munich Security Conference that...
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Young Muslim boys wait for traditional Friday prayers to begin at a mosque near to the Emir's palace a day prior to the start of the elections, in Kano, northern Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Nigeria is due to hold general elections on Saturday, pitting incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari against leading opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 15, 2019 - 11:20 am
RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber. From his little grocery shop, 65-year-old Jafar Ali awaits the moment a...
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