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Members of the 'Families Belong Together' rally left Metro Hall and marched to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Louisville, Ky.
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August 22, 2018 - 6:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration activists who say the new Phoenix-area sheriff is not much different than former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was known for his immigration patrols, are protesting at the county jail Thursday in an ongoing effort to get immigration authorities out of there. The protest is part...
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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Cohen could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, multiple people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 21, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he steps off Air Force One, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the conviction of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial crimes is "a disgrace." But he hasn't publicly reacted to former personal attorney Michael Cohen's guilty pleas to felonies, including campaign finance violations he stated he...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin waves as she receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree as Chilean author Isabel Allende, left, and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, right, look on during Harvard commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originally Aretha Franklin's song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her. She transformed Otis Redding's song into a classic worldwide anthem — especially for the feminist and civil rights movements —...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, a Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," at a security center in Kobani, Syria. According to leaked documents revealed Monday July 23, 2018, British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, will not be executed if convicted in U.S.. Britain typically does not send prisoners to other countries if they face possible execution. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, FILE)
July 23, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis linked to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 23, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of drama, back-tracking and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Monday returned to familiar rhetoric, referring to the special counsel's Russia probe as a "hoax" and "Witch Hunt." Trump...
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In this July 22, 2018, photo, South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan arrives after visiting the U.S. at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. The prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 10:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country's highest-profile suicides in recent years. Three-term lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan of the small opposition Justice Party...
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In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 22, 2018 - 10:19 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 22, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to "a big hoax." Trump spent days trying to reassure the country that he...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the North Portico as they arrive back to the White House in Washington, Sunday, July 22, 2018, from weekend trip to Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 22, 2018 - 8:10 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the probe of possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections. (all times local): 9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump has returned to referring to the commotion over Russia as "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a...
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