Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is almost certainly correct that better relations between the United States and Russia would be a good thing, but his belief that Russia should be immediately reinstated into the club of the world's major industrial democracies has confounded U.S. allies...
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Part of the the Department of Justice Inspector General's report after its release in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The report documented in painstaking detail one of the most consequential investigations in modern FBI history and revealed how the bureau, which for decades has endeavored to stand apart from politics, came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential election.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
June 15, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the FBI investigated both candidates running for president in 2016, two FBI employees exchanged thousands of personal texts and messages that included a running political commentary — including newly released messages in which one of them expressed a desire to "stop" the...
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People supporting Iranian women are holding a banner at the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 15, 2018 - 1:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Iranian fans at the national team's first game at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home. The banner read "#NoBan4Women" and "Support Iranian Women to Attend Stadiums" and it was held aloft during the match...
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El presidente estadounidense Donald Trump una entrevista improvisada afuera de la Casa Blanca, el viernes 15 de junio de 2018 en Washington. (AP Foto/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday he thinks the Russia probe is "very biased" and has reservations about being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, raising more questions on whether he will consent to an interview as part of the investigation. Trump said in an...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have set their 2020 presidential nominating convention for the middle of July. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says in a statement that party will convene July 13-16 to a get a head start on the general election campaign. Democrats are expecting a...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gives few news conferences, and when one came Friday it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic. The president walked to the portion of the White House lawn that reporters frequently use to give stand-up shots and gave an interview with Steve Doocy of "Fox &...
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June 15, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising Scott Pruitt's work as head of the Environmental Protection Agency — but stressing his concerns as well. Trump told reporters Friday that Pruitt was doing a "fantastic job running the EPA, which is very overriding." But Trump went on to say three...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their business dealings with Iran amid fears they'll be targeted for U.S. sanctions. The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — Germany, France and Britain — have vowed to keep...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands prior to their meeting on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with Kim. Now that the snapshot is a part of history, new details are emerging about the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 15, 2018 - 3:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit — and about the president's post-...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018 file photo, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, center, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, left, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, speak at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. They announced the campaign is preparing for 40 days of non-violent "direct action" in about 30 states that will climax with a rally in Washington this June. The organization is the rekindling of the campaign to help poor people that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was working on when he was killed April 4, 1968, in Memphis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 15, 2018 - 2:51 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia...
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