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 14, 2017 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer attended a meeting with President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, the lobbyist said Friday, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team's evolving explanations about the June 2016...
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In this photo provided by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rinat Akhmetshin is photographed at the Newseum in Washington, June 13, 2016 after a documentary screening. Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee says reports that a second Russian person was in a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last summer "adds another deeply disturbing fact about this secret meeting." Akhmetshin confirmed his participation to The Associated Press on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he denies. Rinat...
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In this photo provided by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Rinat Akhmetshin is photographed at the Newseum in Washington, June 13, 2016 after a documentary screening. Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee says reports that a second Russian person was in a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last summer "adds another deeply disturbing fact about this secret meeting." Akhmetshin confirmed his participation to The Associated Press on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he denies. Rinat...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waves to supporters as he and his wife, Cecilia, arrive for an event where he announced his bid for re-election, Friday, July 14, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched his re-election campaign with no challengers yet in sight and a new immigration crackdown that could test Hispanic voters in 2018. Supporters cheered Friday when Abbott hailed a new "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask people...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waves to supporters as he and his wife, Cecilia, arrive for an event where he announced his bid for re-election, Friday, July 14, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched his re-election campaign with no challengers yet in sight and a new immigration crackdown that could test Hispanic voters in 2018. Supporters cheered Friday when Abbott hailed a new "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask people...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015 file photo, Justine Hicks floats with her dog, Kiana, on the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion of a $1.4 billion sewage pipe has flushed those worries - and the river once shunned by swimmers is enjoying a rapid renaissance. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 14, 2017 - 6:22 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015 file photo, Justine Hicks floats with her dog, Kiana, on the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion of a $1.4 billion sewage pipe has flushed those worries - and the river once shunned by swimmers is enjoying a rapid renaissance. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 14, 2017 - 6:22 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows...
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July 14, 2017 - 5:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official announced Friday that his office plans to take over managing the state's elections technology after major security mistakes were discovered at the center that has done the work for 15 years. The planned change by Secretary of State Brian Kemp follows...
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July 14, 2017 - 5:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official announced Friday that his office plans to take over managing the state's elections technology after major security mistakes were discovered at the center that has done the work for 15 years. The planned change by Secretary of State Brian Kemp follows...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., arrives for the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Donnelly railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even while he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 14, 2017 - 5:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana senator and longtime critic of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries announced Friday that he's selling his stock in his family's arts and crafts company after The Associated Press reported it manufactures some products in Mexico. Democrat Joe Donnelly said he hasn't...
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