Government and politics

In this photo taken July 11, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican's White House campaign. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 16, 2017 - 8:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney insisted Sunday there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr.'s willingness to meet with the lawyer in the expectation of receiving incriminating...
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In this photo taken July 11, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican's White House campaign. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 16, 2017 - 8:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney insisted Sunday there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr.'s willingness to meet with the lawyer in the expectation of receiving incriminating...
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President Donald Trump turns to the clubhouse crowd as he arrives to enter his presidential viewing stand, Sunday, July 16, 2017, during the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 16, 2017 - 6:34 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women's Open often had their backs turned toward some of the best golfers in the world. The booth's large windows offered fishbowl-style views of one of the most powerful men on the planet — also...
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President Donald Trump turns to the clubhouse crowd as he arrives to enter his presidential viewing stand, Sunday, July 16, 2017, during the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 16, 2017 - 6:34 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women's Open often had their backs turned toward some of the best golfers in the world. The booth's large windows offered fishbowl-style views of one of the most powerful men on the planet — also...
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Thousands of anti-government protesters with lit candles gather in front of the Supreme Court in a continuation of protest in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday, 16 July 2017, against latest changes in legislation that reorganize the judiciary. They say the changes violate judicial independence and the rule of law. Earlier in the day a massive protests was held in front of the parliament. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 16, 2017 - 5:34 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of government opponents protested in Warsaw and other cities in Poland on Sunday against new judicial reforms and future plans to change the Supreme Court. Legislation that was adopted last week has drawn condemnation from European Union politicians and from Poland's...
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Thousands of anti-government protesters with lit candles gather in front of the Supreme Court in a continuation of protest in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday, 16 July 2017, against latest changes in legislation that reorganize the judiciary. They say the changes violate judicial independence and the rule of law. Earlier in the day a massive protests was held in front of the parliament. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 16, 2017 - 5:34 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of government opponents protested in Warsaw and other cities in Poland on Sunday against new judicial reforms and future plans to change the Supreme Court. Legislation that was adopted last week has drawn condemnation from European Union politicians and from Poland's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Rep. William Davis, D-Homewood speaks on the House floor at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers in July 2017 enacted an overall spending plan for the state that includes money for education. Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested he will veto that newly devised school funding method, which could leave the state with no plan to allocate the general state education aid, which includes a $350 million increase for schools. Davis is the legislation's House sponsor. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman,, File)
July 16, 2017 - 4:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol's next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school. The spending plan lawmakers enacted this month over Gov. Bruce Rauner...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Rep. William Davis, D-Homewood speaks on the House floor at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers in July 2017 enacted an overall spending plan for the state that includes money for education. Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested he will veto that newly devised school funding method, which could leave the state with no plan to allocate the general state education aid, which includes a $350 million increase for schools. Davis is the legislation's House sponsor. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman,, File)
July 16, 2017 - 4:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol's next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school. The spending plan lawmakers enacted this month over Gov. Bruce Rauner...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are fending off questions about Russia and the Trump campaign, and dealing with an unpopular health care plan. But Democrats have yet to unify behind a clear, core message that will help them take advantage of their opponents' struggles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 16, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley hesitated when asked about his party's core message to voters. "That message is being worked on," the New York congressman said in an interview this past week. "We're doing everything we can to simplify it, but at the same time provide...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are fending off questions about Russia and the Trump campaign, and dealing with an unpopular health care plan. But Democrats have yet to unify behind a clear, core message that will help them take advantage of their opponents' struggles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 16, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley hesitated when asked about his party's core message to voters. "That message is being worked on," the New York congressman said in an interview this past week. "We're doing everything we can to simplify it, but at the same time provide...
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