Government and politics

FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 22, 2017 - 9:26 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool." In a series of tweets fired off before dawn, the...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 22, 2017 - 9:23 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar's military chief during his upcoming trip to the region in an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from the will of the civilian government of Nobel laureate...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:15 am
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on Thanksgiving and politics was conducted by NORC from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,070 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel. The original sample was...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:14 am
Palm Beach, Fla. (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean. Trump said in a tweet: "We are monitoring the situation. Prayers for all involved." White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters provided no additional details or...
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President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left. The National Archives released the John F. Kennedy assassination files on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:04 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife. AP photographer James "Ike" Altgens was near the president, and relayed the news to Dallas bureau chief Bob Johnson, who filed the first AP news bulletin on the shooting. It read: "...
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In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Mike Baughman, center, plays the bass with Sam Gibson, left, on guitar while Ryan Baughman, right, looks on at a cabin in Herald, W.Va. Mike Baughman is fighting a rare bile duct cancer he believes is a result of ingesting a parasite inside raw fish while serving in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has commissioned a pilot study, the first of its kind in the United States, to look into the link between liver flukes and the disease. (AP Photo/Margie Mason)
November 22, 2017 - 1:47 am
HEROLD, W.Va. (AP) — A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of...
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This image released by CBS shows, from left, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King on the set of "CBS This Morning." Rose's co-hosts on "CBS This Morning" sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked in front of them, saying that it's a time of reckoning in society. (CBS via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 12:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired. Rose became the latest in a string of prominent journalists...
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November 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving Trump, top lawmakers to meet to discuss averting shutdown White House: Cohn didn't fake bad reception on Trump call Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'...
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November 21, 2017 - 10:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. The Washington Post reports that the Army personnel are under investigations for claims they broke curfew and had improper...
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