Government and politics

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 02, 2020 - 11:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Tuesday blistered President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged church. Biden said Trump's “narcissism has become more important than the nation that he leads.” The...
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Robert Walker poses for a photograph on the remains of a Confederate memorial that was removed overnight in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The city took down the more than 50-foot-tall obelisk following protests over the police death of George Floyd and a night of vandalism in the city. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
June 02, 2020 - 11:33 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The base of a massive Confederate monument in Alabama's largest city was all that remained Tuesday after crews dismantled the towering obelisk and trucked it away in pieces. Other symbols came down elsewhere, leaving an empty pedestal and a bare flagpole. Workers hired by...
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From left, Forza Italia party's Antonio Tajani, Brothers of Italy Party's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League party leader Matteo Salvini take a selfie during an anti-government protest in Rome, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 on the day marking the 74th anniversary of the Italian Republic. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 11:31 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Virus deniers and lockdown critics protest in Rome — Tokyo...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 02, 2020 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” and not a “fanner of the flame” as the nation reels from mass protests over the treatment of black people in the United States. Reading from Bible scripture at the Capitol, Pelosi drew...
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A bartender brings drinks to customers in a cafe of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Tuesday June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. Restaurants and cafes reopen Tuesday with a notable exception for the Paris region, the country's worst-affected by the virus, where many facilities will have to wait until June 22 to reopen. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
June 02, 2020 - 11:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers. The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture got some of its pre-...
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A military Humvee blocks an intersection along K Street in downtown Washington as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 02, 2020 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said. But a decision to do so...
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In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, US ambassador in Germany Richard Grenell waits for the arriving of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, file)
June 02, 2020 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next. While no reason was given for Grenell’s resignation, it...
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Police begin to clear demonstrators gathered as they protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 02, 2020 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured. In a call with governors Monday...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is marking this week's anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a park in front of the White House. Pompeo tweeted...
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Marty Goetz, right, and Diane White, prepare the voting screens as they start to set up a polling place Monday, June 1, 2020, for the voting for Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary in Jackson Township near Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
June 02, 2020 - 9:35 am
Voters are being asked to navigate curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections take place from Maryland to Montana. Four states were originally scheduled to vote in April but delayed their contests because of the coronavirus outbreak. Pennsylvania offers...
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