Government and politics

Senegal president Macky Sall, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, inspect the honour guard during a state visit in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit, seeking deeper military and economic ties. (AP Photo/Xaume Olleros
July 21, 2018 - 1:20 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent. This is Xi's first...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Butina, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist, served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo)
July 21, 2018 - 10:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Minister has held a telephone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he complained about the Americans' arrest of a Russian woman on allegations of being a covert agent. U.S. prosecutors have accused Maria Butina of working to infiltrate political...
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 26, 2017 file photo, Emmanuel Macron, right, is flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left, outside the Whirlpool home appliance factory, in Amiens, northern France. Investigators have detained for questioning on Friday, July 20, 2018 one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides caught on camera beating a protester in May, a turn of events now evolving into a major political crisis for the president. The presidential Elysee Palace said it is taking steps to fire Alexandre Benalla, who was identified earlier this week by the newspaper Le Monde for beating a young protester during May Day protests while wearing a police helmet (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
PARIS (AP) — French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May. Alexandre Benalla's involvement in the beating and questions about the government's handling of the affair...
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Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2018 - 9:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 21, 2018 - 9:06 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in both political parties have grown increasingly concerned about President Donald Trump's cozy relationship with Russia's Vladimir Putin. But at the Republican National Committee's summer meeting in Austin, Texas, there was no sign of shock or outrage in the wake of...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles speaks to a packed chamber during a public forum before the Charlotte City Council votes whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday, July 20, to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. Lyles led the campaign to bring the convention to Charlotte and said in a newspaper column that it would be a chance for the city to show its inclusiveness. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 20, 2018 - 9:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, North Carolina, gets another chance to take its place on the national and world stage after its selection as the site for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Charlotte was the chosen Friday over Las Vegas, which was the only other finalist. The pick ensures...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross smiles as he speaks during a news conference at NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla. Ross says he had not yet decided whether to actually discipline players who demonstrate during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could punishable. Ross said in a statement Friday, July 20, 2018, that the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a placeholder. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 20, 2018 - 8:11 pm
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. "We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the...
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Former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
(Kirt Dozier/Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
July 19, 2018 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it's Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I dream about Biden." Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential...
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Donald Trump campaign event at Peabody Opera House in St. Louis
Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
July 18, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will head to Kansas City on Tuesday to address the gathering. Trump has made care...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Air Force One, with President Donald Trump aboard, departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Mar-a-Largo, in Palm Beach, Fla., for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on current models of the presidential aircraft will give way to red-white-and-blue coloring on updated models that could be in service in time for a potential second term. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump second term...
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