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Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, testifies about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 19, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who became...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2019 - 10:42 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term. Addressing a...
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U.S. Navy patrol boats carrying journalists to see damaged oil tankers leaves a U.S. Navy 5th Fleet base near Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday. Iran has denied being involved. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 19, 2019 - 9:32 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. An Iraqi intelligence officer says 40 workers for the energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp. have been evacuated from an oil-drilling site in southern Iraq after...
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Pro-democracy lawmakers pay a silent tribute to the man who fell to his death on Saturday evening after hanging a protest banner on scaffolding on a shopping mall, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Hong Kong lawmakers are meeting for the first time in a week, after massive protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The placards with Chinese read "Withdraw". (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 19, 2019 - 9:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters before a Thursday deadline or face further street demonstrations. Meanwhile, the Civil Human Rights Front,...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, former Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger talks to the media in front of the US Airways flight 1549 aircraft at the Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C. The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Sullenberger, the captain who safely landed a disabled jetliner on the Hudson River in 2009, is also expected to testify. He has said that Boeing was more focused on protecting its product, the Max, than protecting the people who use it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 19, 2019 - 9:27 am
The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Daniel Carey says Boeing's zeal to minimize pilot-training costs for airlines that would buy its 737 Max jet...
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Dravon Ames, holding microphone, speaks to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as his fiancee, Iesha Harper, right, holds 1-year-old daughter London, at a community meeting, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Phoenix. The community meeting stems from reaction to a videotaped encounter that surfaced recently of Ames and his pregnant fiancee, Harper, having had guns aimed at them by Phoenix police during a response to a shoplifting report, as well as the issue of recent police-involved shootings in the community. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 19, 2019 - 6:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the...
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In this June 17, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington. Harris is stepping up her outreach to the black community as she campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2019 - 6:14 am
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the black community. The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of historically black colleges and universities — known as HBCUs — as well as the country's nine black fraternities and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, June 18, 2019, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. Amid runaway inflation and political turmoil at home, Venezuelans for the first time accounted for the largest number of new asylum-seekers in 2018, with more than 340,000, or more than one in five worldwide last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 19, 2019 - 5:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The...
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In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, photo, pro life demonstrators gather outside the Victorian State Parliament, opposing the voluntary assisted dying laws, in Melbourne. Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday, June 19, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. The process of dying in an assisted suicide after an initial approach to a doctor in Victoria...
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President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd after speaking during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2019 - 3:50 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for...
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