Government and politics

March 18, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems to be struggling with how to resolve a case that could help flip control of the Virginia House of Delegates to Democrats. The justices on Monday heard arguments in a case about the map Virginia was using to choose House delegates. A lower court said the map...
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FILE - This May 7, 2018 file photo shows Donna Brazile speaking at the inauguration of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell in New Orleans. Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Brazile as a political commentator. She had been let go from a similar role at CNN in 2016 after it was revealed that she had shared material about topics that would be addressed at a Democratic forum with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for...
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Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, stands behind bars in court before a hearing in Shali, Russia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Oyub Titiyev was detained in January 2018 and charged with drug possession in what has been largely perceived as a vendetta against this rare critic of the Chechen government. The court is due to issue its verdict Monday. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
March 18, 2019 - 3:59 pm
KURCHALOY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia's province of Chechnya on Monday sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years imprisonment on drug charges widely seen as an effort by authorities to stifle a critical voice. The court in the Chechen town of Shali found Oyub Titiyev guilty of drug...
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First lady Melania Trump, speaks during a meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. The goal is to build upon and improve youth programs that align with her "Be Best" initiative, which focuses on the well-being of children, their safety online and avoiding drugs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 18, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump took a deep dive into the federal bureaucracy Monday at a briefing on government youth programs as she looks for ways to promote her "Be Best" initiative. "My focus has and always will be on our children, the next generation," the first lady said as opened a meeting...
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Former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke during a stop at the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Monday, March 18, 2019 in Ferndale, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create "the largest grassroots campaign this country has...
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Bystanders take snapshots of the burned out terrasse of the famed restaurant Le Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees the day after it was vandalized and set on fire during the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations by the yellow vests, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Saturday after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron stunned the nation. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the ban will apply...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 22, 2018, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. Bercow dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, March 18, 2019, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same Brexit deal that lawmakers have already rejected twice. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
March 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third...
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March 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their national interests. The informal, closed-door talks over two weeks starting Monday...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, joined by director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, Frank Cilluffo, speaks at George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen says her Cabinet agency may have been founded to battle terrorism, but its mission is shifting, especially to guard against emerging threats online. Nielsen says in a speech that there must be a defense that includes...
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In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Speaker of the House John Bercow, centre, talks, during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted to seek a delay of the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. (UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 11:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on its twice-rejected Brexit deal unless it is substantially changed. John Bercow says...
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