Government and politics

February 21, 2020 - 4:30 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin deputy prison warden has been fired after posting Facebook memes comparing Muslim children to garbage and equating flying a gay pride rainbow flag with raising the Confederate flag. Richard “Sam” Schneiter, a 42-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, was...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2020 - 4:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses, looking to exploit Democratic divisions as he focuses on his reelection fight. Speaking to thousands of fans Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Trump also...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements related to comments they say he made.
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 21, 2020 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away. Elizabeth Warren, one of the fiercest critics...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo sign in on tablet computers at an early voting location in the Chinatown Plaza, in Las Vegas. Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus volunteers to report results. Democrats in Nevada were going to use the same app developer as Iowa did, but quickly sidelined those plans. They will still be relying to some extent on technology to assist in counting and reporting results, though, and like Iowa, they will have paper backups. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:59 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a...
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File - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey exits the House of Representatives floor after delivering his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey spent years opposing divisive anti-immigration legislation, then embraced it this year before being forced to backtrack after business groups revolted. The Republican governor and GOP legislative leaders pulled a proposal to put an existing sanctuary city ban in the state constitution late Thursday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed. That changed this year when the second-term Republican governor promoted a new proposal...
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Children from an art school make paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of his India visit, in Mumbai, India, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Trump is scheduled to visit India Feb. 24-25. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
February 21, 2020 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will tour the Taj Mahal when they visit India next week in a trip tailor-made for a president who loves grandeur and adoring crowds. The two-day visit will begin with a Monday rally at the world's largest cricket stadium in the...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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February 21, 2020 - 3:09 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home. If successfully implemented, the weeklong “reduction...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 21, 2020 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling to adjust. The former New York City mayor was...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help Trump get reelected, The New York Times reported Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
AP News
February 21, 2020 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing. Trump pushed back Friday accusing Democrats of launching a...
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