Government and politics

Alicia Barnett's Chocolate Labrador Retriever named "Mueller" waits for a treat in their Kansas City, Kan., home on March 11, 2019. Barnett named the puppy in honor of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, shown on the television in the background, because the dog seemed strong, quiet, and a bit mysterious. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 20, 2019 - 5:25 am
Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. At Christmas, her teenage son brought home a 10-week-old...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the Rose Garden of the White House with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 20, 2019 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump's visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year's midterm election campaign, when the state was a rare bright...
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This combination photo shows music mogul Jay-Z at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in New York on Jan. 27, 2018, from left, singer Cyndi Lauper at the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize tribute concert in Washington on March 13, 2019 and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy speaking to the delegates of the United Auto Workers in Atlantic City, N.J. on May 9, 1968. Songs performed by Jay-Z, Lauper and a Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2019 - 3:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this...
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This Monday, March 18, 2019 photo taken by the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol and provided by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, shows flooding along the Missouri River in rural Iowa north of Omaha, Neb. (Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 3:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year. But that's not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Eregli, Turkey, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Ignoring widespread criticism, Erdogan has again shown excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand at a campaign rally. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
March 20, 2019 - 1:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam. Speaking at a campaign...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who's murder case has gone to trial six times. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate's jury in a murder trial. The appeal before the court Wednesday comes from inmate Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Though the special counsel’s findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly confident that the report would produce what he insisted all along _ no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign. And the president and his closest advisers are now considering how to weaponize those possible findings. A subtle change is underway among congressional Democrats, as well, who have long believed the report would offer damning evidence against the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday, March 19, revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Cohen in the early stages of his Russia probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, talks with owner Tim Williamson at Cater's Drug Store in Selma, Ala., on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 10:24 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College. Warren told an enthusiastic audience of 500 in the state's largest city,...
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