Government and politics

Capitol Hill police officers prepare to arrest a group protesting the republican healthcare bill outside the offices of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017. The Senate has been forced to put the Republican's health care bill on hold for as much as two weeks until Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., can return from surgery. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2017 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it. But the postponement also gives Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House more time to cut the...
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FILE- In this Thursday, April 12, 2012, file photo, a Google logo is displayed at the headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Friday, July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that’s too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees, just not data on the more than 25,000 workers originally sought. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 17, 2017 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees — just not...
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FILE- In this Thursday, April 12, 2012, file photo, a Google logo is displayed at the headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Friday, July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that’s too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees, just not data on the more than 25,000 workers originally sought. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 17, 2017 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data, including contact information, on 8,000 employees — just not...
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, left, and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, right, arrive at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017, to meet with Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 17, 2017 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia on Monday resumed high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow, as Russian patience dwindles for the return of two seized diplomatic compounds. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister...
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, left, and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, right, arrive at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017, to meet with Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 17, 2017 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia on Monday resumed high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow, as Russian patience dwindles for the return of two seized diplomatic compounds. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:35 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud continues to defend its request for detailed voter information in court. The commission had asked states to provide publicly available data including names, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers, but it later told...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:35 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud continues to defend its request for detailed voter information in court. The commission had asked states to provide publicly available data including names, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers, but it later told...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown listens as members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee discuss a pair of climate change bills he supports, in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. A vote is set for Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California's cap-and-trade program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 17, 2017 - 2:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown listens as members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee discuss a pair of climate change bills he supports, in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. A vote is set for Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California's cap-and-trade program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 17, 2017 - 2:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats are calling on the White House to review and possibly revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance. They are pointing to the revelation of a meeting with Russian contacts during President Donald Trump's campaign. Kushner is a senior adviser to Trump and his son...
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