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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam takes questions at a press conference, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Hong Kong. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Friday, June 14, 2019. She released her new tune Thursday called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 15, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down,"...
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Oklahoma state Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a question during an interview in her office Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Hicks is a Democrat and former elementary school teacher who won what had been a Republican-held seat in northwest Oklahoma City last November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 15, 2019 - 9:50 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Teachers who staged successful walkouts to demand better pay and public school funding in several states last year are showing they're intent on staying politically engaged. Teacher unions in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and West Virginia report increases in membership, and many...
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 14, 2019 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump "beginning now." The Minnesota senator's comment to CNN Friday followed Trump's statement this week that he'd take information from a foreign power that...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 14, 2019 - 7:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says President Donald Trump's stated willingness to accept a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign should spur Congress to begin impeachment hearings. De Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that...
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Hong Kong police officers pass by words formed with tape which read "Protect our city, against extradition to China" near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 14, 2019 - 7:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 8:20 p.m. China has summoned a U.S. envoy in Beijing to protest what it calls "irresponsible words and deeds" on an extradition bill that has triggered massive demonstrations in Hong Kong. China's foreign...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves court in San Diego. The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Thursday, June 13, 2019 to a single corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband at his trial on charges the couple spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds on trips, dinners, clothes and other personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)
June 13, 2019 - 8:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty plea after the couple was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other expenses. Margaret Hunter, who worked as the California Republican's campaign manager, is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, June 12, 2019 to change her plea.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
June 13, 2019 - 1:44 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says political reasons prompted the Department of Justice to pressure his wife to plead guilty and testify against him in their corruption case. The...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a Polish-American reception with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. "I think I'd want to hear it," Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding, "There's nothing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to two people familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2019 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their...
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