Government policy

FILE -In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “three amigos” used to mean just one thing in Washington -- the trio of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the trouble spots of the world. Now, it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys pushing Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and Joe Biden.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of...
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November 29, 2019 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his request to travel to Pyongyang. Virgil Griffith, 36, was expected to appear in federal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi. Fears rise that North Korea's year-end deadline to the U.S. to offer some new initiative to the nuclear-standoff means that nearly two years of head-spinning diplomatic engagement might be in danger of falling apart. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 28, 2019 - 6:27 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising fears that the head-spinning diplomatic engagement of the past two years is falling apart. Pyongyang has issued...
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Office workers and pro-democracy protesters hold up their hands to represent their five demands wanted from the government as protests continue in Central district of Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened Wednesday as a weeklong police siege of a nearby university campus appeared to be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the long-running anti-government protests in the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 27, 2019 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China reacted furiously to President Donald Trump’s signing of two bills on Hong Kong human rights and said the U.S. will bear the unspecified consequences. A foreign ministry statement Thursday repeated heated condemnations of the laws and said China will counteract. It said all the...
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Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, is welcomed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as she arrives at the U.S. Trade Representative's office for talks on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement on trade, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 27, 2019 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. The U.S. government didn't have the technology needed to properly document and track the thousands of immigrant families separated at the southern border in 2018. That's according to a new report by an internal government watchdog. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 27, 2019 - 5:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog. The problem resulted in some parents languishing in custody for weeks...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo a worker climbs a ladder as cranes work the construction site for the new corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in October and early November, supported by growing consumer spending. In its latest assessment of business conditions nationwide, the Fed struck a more upbeat tone than it had in its previous...
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Lebanese women shout slogans, as they hold an Arabic placard that reads:"No to violence, no to sectarianism, no to civil war," during a protest at a former Beirut frontline between Christian district of Ain el-Rummaneh and a Muslim Shiite district of Shiyah, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Hundreds of Lebanese women marched across a former front line in the Lebanese capital carrying white roses and Lebanese flags to denounce overnight clashes between rival groups that injured dozens of people. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 27, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese women marched across a former front line in the Lebanese capital Wednesday carrying white roses and Lebanese flags to denounce overnight clashes between rival groups that injured dozens of people. They pledged no return to civil war. But amid a political impasse...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo Eldon Sylvester harvest soybeans in his field near Wamego, Kan. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 27, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce Department estimated that the economy grew at a...
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Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows blacked out papers as he delivers a speech in London, England, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 27, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health system became a battleground in the country’s election campaign on Wednesday, as opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson of secretly seeking a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States that would drive up the...
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