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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at near sunset in Washington. Dozens of legal briefs supporting fired funeral director Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court use “she” and “her” to refer to the transgender woman. So does the appeals court ruling in favor of Stephens that held that workplace discrimination against transgender people is illegal under federal civil rights law. But in more than 110 pages urging the Supreme Court to reverse that decision, the Trump administration and the funeral home where Stephens worked avoid those gender pronouns. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 20, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of legal briefs supporting fired funeral director Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court use "she" and "her" to refer to the transgender woman. So does the appeals court ruling in favor of Stephens that held that workplace discrimination against transgender people is illegal...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 20, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'd like to see Russia readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. Trump said Russia is often discussed when he and the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meet annually. Trump is scheduled to fly to...
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August 20, 2019 - 5:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a rally Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Macalaster College during a campaign appearance in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren started the day with an apology, repeating her regrets for her past claims of Native American heritage. She ended it with a clear sign that Democrats aren't holding the mistake against her — her largest crowd yet. By morning, Warren would release another...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London. A key part of the divorce proposals between the EU and Britain centers on keeping the island of Ireland free of physical borders between EU-member Ireland and the Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
August 20, 2019 - 4:04 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...
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August 20, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An attack by extremists in Burkina Faso's northern province has killed at least 24 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks on military in the West African nation's history, the president said Tuesday. Several more soldiers were wounded and five are still missing from the attack...
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This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation levels and raised new questions about prospective Russian weapons. (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev)
August 20, 2019 - 3:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, while an American expert said the fact that more than one Russian site went offline at...
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President Donald Trump arrives to greet Romanian President Klaus Iohannis upon his arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the No. 2 official at the State Department may be his next ambassador to Russia. The president told reporters at the White House that Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan "could very well be" his nominee to fill the post. Ambassador John Huntsman...
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Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, right, meets President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has told senators he’s handing in his resignation because his right-wing coalition partner has yanked its support for the populist government. Conte blamed his rebellious deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini who triggered a political crisis in a gambit to force early elections that could bring the right-wing, anti-migrant leader to power. (Paolo Giandotti/Italian Presidency via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 3:35 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's government crisis (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has tendered his resignation to Italy's president, who has asked Conte and his government to stay in place as a caretaker Cabinet as he hold talks with political parties to chart out the...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, right, with his son Cristian, and daughter Carina, visit with Ivan, a puppy up for adoption, during a stop at the Animal Defense League of Texas shelter, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 20, 2019 - 3:26 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that...
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