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Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

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While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules. More>>

Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

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GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him. More>>

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

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A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing back after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. More>>

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

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AP sources: Congressional investigators asking 2 participants in 2016 Trump Tower meeting why they discussed the gathering in Moscow a year later. More>>

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

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Sen. Al Franken is the latest public figure to be caught in the deluge of revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct_ and the first member of Congress. More>>

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

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Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House. More>>

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

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Congressional investigators probing Moscow discussion on disclosure of Trump Tower meeting. More>>

AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

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AP Interview: A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March's election says she hopes to make the nations' tightly-controlled political system more inclusive and democratic. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party pursues urgent meeting Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe makes first public appearance since under military house arrest. More>>

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

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President Donald Trump has criticized Democratic Sen. Al Franken following allegations of inappropriate behavior but remains silent about accusations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. More>>

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

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The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation. More>>

Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

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The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators _ including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. More>>

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington. More>>

Sessions jokes about Russian meetings in speech to lawyers

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making light of the grilling he is getting over his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians. More>>

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

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The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. More>>

Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms Video included

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New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. More>>

Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

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An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss. More>>

Indiana candidate's DC-area home complicates Senate campaign

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Rep. Luke Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. More>>

Senate Judiciary presses Kushner in Russia investigation

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The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee say the president's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming in the probe of Russia's election-meddling. More>>

The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry Video included

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The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. More>>

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. More>>

Cut ties with Cambodian gov't, says exiled opposition leader

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An exiled Cambodian opposition leader says the international community should cut ties with Prime Minister Hun Sen after the court-ordered dissolution of the only party challenging his three-decade grip on power. More>>

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends

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Robert Mugabe seemed untouchable for most of his long rule as he crushed dissent or sidelined opponents, and now the apparent end of his era is launching Zimbabwe into the unknown. More>>

The Latest: African Union backs regional efforts in Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition group wants transitional authority to take over. More>>

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

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Jurors are returning for the seventh full day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

Congressman, climate change activist honored with JFK awards

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A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change are being honored with this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. More>>

The Latest: Alabama Republican Party says it stands by Moore

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying "to steal this election" by calling for him to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago. More>>

Spain: Jailed Catalan secession activist to run in election

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The jailed leader of the main grassroots group pushing for the secession of Catalonia has resigned his post and will run as a candidate in upcoming regional elections in northeastern Spain. More>>

In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides

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Residents of an eastern Kentucky county famous for a county clerk's refusal to issue marriage license to same-sex couples fear the 2018 elections could re-ignite the controversy. More>>

Fox News' Hannity decides not to pass judgment on Roy Moore

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Fox News' Sean Hannity says Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore needs more convincing explanation to accusations of assault and child molestation. More>>

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing board

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Massachusetts town removes the word 'men' from the name of its governing body: Board of Selectmen becomes Select Board. More>>

Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

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President Donald Trump has paused an address to the nation on his 12-day Asia trip to take a swig of water - twice. More>>

Haggling on new German government enters critical phase

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their prospective partners in a new German government are wrapping up talks aimed at determining whether to open formal coalition negotiations. More>>

Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

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Washington Republicans are cranking up pressure on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month. More>>

Australian Senate debates gays rights in marriage bill

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A senator has introduced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Australia and allow only churches and ministers of religion to boycott such weddings. More>>

Washington Post didn't pay Roy Moore accusers

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The Washington Post didn't offer money to women in exchange for accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of abusing them, despite a series of widely-shared articles on social media. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Military appears to have ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign in Zimbabwe; Trump keeps mum on Senate candidate Roy Moore; rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record $450 million. More>>

The Latest: Moore campaign site adds form to report media

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National Republicans are pressuring Alabama's party to get Roy Moore to abandon his U.S. Senate race. More>>

House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump Video included

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5 House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Trump, GOP governors have 'momentum'

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

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Trump has just returned from Asia, and he's walking straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. More>>

Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

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The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton. More>>

The Latest: Post editor: Call seeking dirt on Moore was fake

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Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has given Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore 24 hours to explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation false or exit the Alabama race. More>>

Amid calls to step down, Moore finds refuge with his base

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Republican Roy Moore sought refuge among his evangelical base amid calls from national Republicans for him to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. More>>

Hungary accuses US of meddling by funding 'objective' media

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Hungary's foreign minister accuses the United States of meddling with his country's internal affairs and upcoming election campaign by offering funds for "objective" media. More>>

Big vote totals don't convert to wins for House Democrats

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Democrats' big wins at the polls in Tuesday's elections were not enough to gain control of the House of Delegates, and some say gerrymandering is to blame. More>>

Democrat gets out of the way as Roy Moore scandal churns

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Democrat Doug Jones adopts fierce, keep-your-head-down strategy as scandal re-shapes Alabama Senate election. More>>

Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump. More>>

Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore Video included

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Roy Moore's support from his fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s. More>>

As Roy Moore scandal churns, a Democrat gets out of the way

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Democrat Doug Jones adopts fierce, keep-your-head-down strategy as scandal re-shapes Alabama Senate election. More>>

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

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Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year. More>>

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

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AP Exclusive: AP analysis details how Russian agents on Twitter tried to deflect bad news around Trump's election campaign in 2016 and refocused criticism on mainstream media and Clinton campaign. More>>

The Latest: Moore claims 'spiritual battle' in US politics

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Democrat Doug Jones has unveiled a new campaign ad in which Alabama voters, including Republicans, say they can't vote for Roy Moore. More>>

AP Explains: Can GOP keep Roy Moore out of the Senate? Video included

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Senate Republicans face unappealing options if they want to oppose welcoming Roy Moore into the fold. More>>

Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results Video included

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President Donald Trump is heading back to Washington following a lengthy tour of Asia that he declared "tremendously successful.". More>>

Jeffrey Toobin writing book about Trump and Russia

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Jeffrey Toobin's next book will be a probe into Donald Trump's election. More>>

Trump Jr.'s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

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President Donald Trump's oldest son has released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website. More>>

GOP confronts long-shot options for dealing with Moore Video included

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Senate Republicans face unappealing options if they want to oppose welcoming Roy Moore into the fold. More>>

The Latest: Sessions doesn't recall talk with Carter Page

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he does not remember speaking to Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign about a trip that the former foreign policy adviser took to Russia. More>>

New sex assault allegation hits Moore; he calls it false Video included

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago. More>>

Key contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

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President Donald Trump's campaign and his family had several contacts with intermediaries for the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign and the presidential transition. More>>

College to name school for late journalist Gwen Ifill

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A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill, a co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. More>>

Senate Judiciary to interview Russian-American lobbyist

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to interview a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a campaign meeting last year with President Donald Trump's son. That's according to a person familiar with the interview. More>>

The Latest: Moore calls new allegation 'absolutely false' Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside" in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign; Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq earthquake killed more than 400; Republicans continue abandoning Alabama Senate candidate Moore after new accusations. More>>

Kenya court set to hear petitions challenging repeat vote

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Kenya's Supreme Court court set to hear petitions challenging repeat presidential vote. More>>

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

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The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, exchanging direct messages during the 2016 election about leaked emails from Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign. More>>

The Latest: Trump's son releases messages Twitter messages

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The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, then Trump Jr. releases messages exchanged with the account. More>>

Senate Judiciary to interview Russian-American lobbyist

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to interview a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a campaign meeting last year with President Donald Trump's son, according to a person familiar with the plan. More>>

Texas may swap US House seniority for staunch conservatism

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Three veteran Texas Republicans are bowing out of Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading a serious chunk of House seniority for new perspectives that may prove to be even more conservative. More>>

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

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Questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have followed President Donald Trump overseas to Asia. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Emotional accusations turn up heat on Ala. Senate Candidate Roy Moore; How Trump is reshaping federal courts; Why torrential rainfall could become more common in Texas. More>>

Utah's Curtis is sworn in as newest Republican House member

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Republican John Curtis is set to become Utah's newest member of Congress amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year. More>>

New Russia probe details likely to dominate Sessions hearing

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump. More>>

Biden says he wouldn't have stepped in for Hillary Clinton

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he wouldn't have agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee under any circumstances. More>>

Justices to rule on MN voting place ban on political attire

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The Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether a Minnesota statute that prohibits wearing political apparel in polling places is unconstitutional. More>>

Somaliland polls close in election of new president

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People in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland are voting Monday to elect their fifth president Monday as the ruling party faces a strong challenge from opposition candidates. More>>

Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling

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President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin may not be having a formal meeting while they're in Vietnam for an economic summit, but they are chatting each other up. More>>

Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results

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Political polarization has been on the rise in U.S. states during the past decade. More>>

Australian senators must prove they are not dual nationals

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All Australian senators have three weeks to prove they were not foreign nationals when elected under an agreement the major political parties reached to resolve a deepening citizenship crisis that could upend the government. More>>

The Latest: Trump thanks Duterte for his hospitality

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President Donald Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend international summits, wrap up a lengthy tour of Asia. More>>

Moore dismisses allegations in story, says lawsuit to come Video included

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Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside following allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. More>>

Biden on 2020: 'not sure it's the appropriate thing' to do

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he's uncertain about a run for president in 2020, but indicates he's looking for fresh blood to lead the Democratic Party. More>>

In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

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Tens of thousands Puerto Ricans are starting new lives in Florida with Maria on their minds. More>>

Slovenia's president wins second term in runoff election

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Voters in Slovenia go to the polls in a runoff presidential election with President Borut Pahor's bid at re-election facing a challenge from an ex-comedian who is the mayor of a northern town. More>>

The Latest: Moore dismisses allegations, says suit to come Video included

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate race over allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s. More>>

The Latest: Voter turnout for Slovenia race a record low

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The challenger in Slovenia's presidential election runoff says he is confident that he could win the vote against President Borut Pahor, a veteran politician seeking re-election. More>>

Roy Moore says allegations are intended to derail Senate bid Video included

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Longtime Republican political operatives fear GOP might lose one of its Senate seats in Alabama in spite of Roy Moore's denials that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl several decades ago. More>>

Spanish PM urges Catalans to defeat separatists at polls

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is urging Catalans to oust separatists from the regional parliament in snap elections he called for December. More>>

The Latest: Vietnam wants peaceful end to sea disputes

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump have reaffirmed their commitment to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

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Thousands of supporters of Catalonia seceding from the rest of Spain are rallying Saturday in downtown Barcelona to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders. More>>

Harassment case puts US Senate candidate under spotlight

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A sexual harassment investigation into a sitting California senator is putting a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader who is running for a U.S. senate seat. More>>

Trump deflects on whether Roy Moore should quit Senate race Video included

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President Donald Trump is deflecting questions about whether Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. More>>

Former Kentucky speaker hospitalized following resignation

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Kentucky's former GOP House speaker has been hospitalized issue days after resigning is leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations. More>>

Trump opposition inspires Dem focus on statehouse wins

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Sweeping victories in Virginia and key gains in other 2017 state legislative races have Democrats hoping for even bigger wins in next year's midterm election. More>>

Congressman and climate change activist awarded JFK honor

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A Florida congressman and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been named recipients of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. More>>

Bible scholars take issue with Moore's defender Video included

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Scholars dispute an Alabama state official who cites the Bible to defend the Republican U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual advances on girls. More>>

Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk Video included

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is denying allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors, roiling Alabama's Senate race. More>>

The Latest: Accuser's lawyer criticizes Moore's supporters Video included

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee is ending its fundraising agreement with Alabama. More>>

Menendez juror's remarks bolster 'friendship' defense Video included

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A juror's remarks after being dismissed from deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez are creating a stir. More>>

Man charged with DUI after going to vote a day early

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Police in Pennsylvania say they've arrested a man who showed up to an elementary school intoxicated and hoping to vote _ on the wrong day. More>>

The Latest: NRSC ends fundraising agreement with Roy Moore Video included

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The top Republican in the Senate says if the report about Alabama candidate Roy Moore and sexual contact with a 14-year-old is true, he should drop out of the race. More>>

House elections bring new diversity to Virginia

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Danica Roem, a transgender woman whose defeat of an outspoken, socially conservative lawmaker has made news around the world, is just one of several women who made history in this week's Virginia elections. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

North Carolina man leaps from street protests into politics

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Braxton Winston, who stood up to riot police during a 2016 demonstration against the fatal police shooting of a black man, makes leap from protests into politics after winning elected office. More>>

Trump marks Veterans Day in Vietnam

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President Donald Trump marked Veterans Day in Vietnam Friday, meeting with a group of veterans of that war, whom he praised as "tough, smart cookies.". More>>

Slovenia's president faces former actor in runoff vote

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Slovenia is holding a runoff presidential election this weekend that is pitting President Borut Pahor against a former actor who is the mayor of a northern town. More>>

GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim Video included

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Washington Post quotes Alabama woman as saying Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was about 14. More>>

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

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The Senate version of the Republicans' high-stakes tax overhaul is set to be unveiled with billions in tax cuts for people and corporations and repeal of the federal deduction for state and local taxes. More>>

Va. Republican who leads House Judiciary Committee to retire

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Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is announcing he won't seek re-election. More>>

Donovan won't run for US Soccer Federation president

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Retired American star Landon Donovan will not run for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. More>>

Bannon 'strongly' believes Trump won New Hampshire in 2016

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak to members of a conservative political group in New Hampshire. More>>

Democrat leaders urge activists to stay politically involved

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US Sen. Bernie Sanders and the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee are scheduled to appear together at a fundraiser for the Vermont Democratic Party. More>>

Judge jails, sets bail for top lawmaker in Catalonia probe

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Six Catalan lawmakers are testifying Thursday before a Spanish judge over claims that they ignored Constitutional Court orders and allowed an independence vote in Catalonia's regional parliament. More>>

The Latest: Top Catalan lawmaker to spend night in custody

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The ousted Catalan officials fighting extradition to Spain from Belgium have issued a letter calling for support for pro-secession parties in upcoming regional elections. More>>

House panel to interview Russian-American lobbyist, Sessions

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The House intelligence committee is preparing to interview Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year with President Donald Trump's son. More>>

Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum

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Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. More>>

Democrats see wins as momentum for 2018 state elections

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Democrats this week began to reverse the big gains Republicans have made in state legislative chambers since 2010. More>>

In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

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Dems see political edge from health care, especially widened Medicaid access for low-income people. More>>

Trump voter fraud commission faces lawsuit from member

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A member of President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud is suing the commission, claiming it's violating federal law by excluding him and others from participating in the work of the commission. More>>

4 more Russian skiers banned for doping at Sochi Olympics

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Four more Russian cross-country skiers have been found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. More>>

Putin: Russian doping scandals could be US election meddling

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President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year's presidential elections. More>>

Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report

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President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his top White House environmental adviser says she is unconvinced by a recent U.S. government assessment concluding that man-made carbon emissions are the primary cause of climate change. More>>

After rough night, top Trump backers differ on path forward

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Some of Donald Trump's fiercest advocates are offering different approaches for the Republican Party's way forward after some tough losses Tuesday. More>>

Collusion question remains after first Mueller indictments

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For months commentators and officials alike have used the words "collusion" and "coordination" to describe special counsel Robert Mueller's complicated federal probe. More>>

Democratic wins: Start of anti-Trump surge or 'not so fast?'

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Democrats celebrate their election wins _ and immediately turn their attention to next year and hopes for taking control of the U.S. House. More>>

Transgender woman who won legislative seat has tenacious rep

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A Virginia woman who is set to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature in the U.S. is brushing off her historic win, saying she is focused on fixing congested roads and making the General Assembly more transparent. More>>

Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast Video included

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Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a late charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance. More>>

Black candidates win mayoral races, could affect US politics

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Voters in more than a half-dozen US cities have elected or re-elected black mayors, who could translate to new black leadership on the national political stage. More>>

In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

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Dems see political edge from health care, especially widened Medicaid access for low-income people. More>>

Ralph Northam's Virginia win is a balm for jittery Democrats

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Ralph Northam has vaulted into the national spotlight with a thunderous victory in Virginia's race for governor, instantly becoming a hero of the anti-Trump movement and a balm for jittery Democrats. More>>

Trump administration officials meet GOP senators on tax bill

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House Republicans have blocked Democrats' efforts to get bigger tax benefits for parents' cost of raising or adopting children. Meanwhile the Senate's tax bill is starting to take shape. More>>

Seattle elects first woman mayor in nearly a century

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Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan took a strong early lead Tuesday night in a Seattle race for mayor that will give the booming liberal city its first female mayor since the 1920s. More>>

Minneapolis elects 2 black transgender City Council members Video included

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Minneapolis has elected a black transgender woman to its city council in what advocacy groups say is a national first. More>>

Utah town appears headed toward keeping booze prohibition

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One of Utah's last "dry" communities appears headed toward keeping its prohibition on alcohol sales. More>>

Catalonia strike is muted but protesters block roads, trains

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Protesters have blocked roads and stopped commuter trains as Catalonia faces a general strike in the wake of unprecedented controls in the region by central authorities to crush an independence bid. More>>

Virginia House up for grabs after Democrats' historic gains

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Democrats have nearly wiped out Republicans' overwhelming majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. A handful of races that will decide control remain too close to call. More>>

The Latest: Wisconsin board approves Foxconn contract terms

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Wisconsin's economic development board has approved the key provisions in a contract implementing a massive incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant. More>>

The Latest: Budget office warns of uninsured Americans

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Congress' nonpartisan budgetary analysts say ending the requirement that most people buy health insurance would save less money than was estimated earlier. More>>

UK Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings

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Britain's international development secretary has cut short a trip to Africa amid demands she be fired over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians. More>>

Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections

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Ravi Bhalla will become Hoboken's first Sikh mayor after being targeted by racist flyers. More>>

Venezuela assembly passes new law clamping down on media

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Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly has passed a wide-reaching law that clamps down on the media and orders prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who "instigates hate.". More>>

Mexico's independents: tech problems stop them from running

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Mexico's independents claim tech problems, bureaucracy stop them from running. More>>

The Latest: Pro-secession Catalans hold evening protests

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Several thousand pro-independence protesters have packed a central square in Barcelona as part of a general strike in Catalonia to protest the jailing of members of the ousted Catalan government and secessionist activists. More>>

Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, making history

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A former journalist has unseated one of Virginia's most socially conservative lawmakers to become the first openly transgender member of the House of Delegates. More>>

A look at the winners and losers of the top US races

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Governors, mayors, Medicaid: The top US races on Tuesday. More>>

Incumbent Weaver survives recall, remains Flint's mayor

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Seventeen people seek to oust the mayor of Flint as the city slowly recovers from a lead-contaminated water crisis. More>>

GOP blocks Dem efforts to boost tax benefits for parents

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Buffeted by a bitter tone of partisan rancor, a key House panel is digging into work on the sweeping GOP tax plan that President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress are counting on to protect their majorities in next year's elections. More>>

One year later: For Trump, the 2016 election is ever-present

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Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump's stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. More>>

Christie gets into it with voter, calls it 'joy' of service

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's tell-it-like-it-is style has annoyed many residents in his state, but he has made sure to give it to at least one more voter in his final Election Day before leaving office. More>>

Schiff to AP: Trump a graver threat than Russian meddling

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says "democracy is under threat" from Russia, but also President Donald Trump. More>>

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

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Voters in Virginia, New Jersey picking new governors in contests that could be an early referendum on President Donald Trump. More>>

Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

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A former journalist has unseated one of Virginia's most socially conservative lawmakers to become the first openly transgender member of the House of Delegates. More>>

The Latest: Panel blocks bigger benefits for raising kids

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A House Republican is stating the political necessity for Republicans to deliver tax overhaul legislation this year. More>>

Ousted Catalan leader challenges EU to speak out on crisis

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Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has criticized the passivity of European politicians in showing solidarity with the deposed and jailed government of Catalonia. More>>

Documents: Top political donors used offshore tax loopholes

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Some of the nation's biggest political donors are among those who took advantage of offshore tax loopholes, according to leaked corporate documents made public Tuesday. More>>

Virginia Democrats make huge gains, could take over House

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Democrats have nearly wiped out Republicans' overwhelming majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. A handful of races that will decide control remain too close to call. More>>

2 longtime House Republicans announce their retirements

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A Republican official says 12-term New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo plans to retire at the end of his term. More>>

Latest: New Jersey winner: Victory sends a message to Trump

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A friendly crowd greeted Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and his wife as they arrived at their local polling station to cast their ballots. More>>

The Latest: Maine voters approve measure to expand Medicaid

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Voters in Maine say they want to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Trump cast absentee ballot in New York, White House says

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The White House says President Donald Trump cast an absentee ballot in Tuesday's municipal elections in his hometown of New York City. More>>

Book: Hackers pursued Democrats into last days of election

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A newly published book says hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election and broke into a server carrying critical voter data. More>>

Marty Walsh wins 2nd term as Boston mayor, tops Tito Jackson

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Voters in Boston have re-elected Marty Walsh to a 2nd term as mayor following 4 years that have brought economic development to portions of the city including the seaport district. More>>

APNewsBreak: Anti-gay-marriage clerk to seek re-election

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The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Catalan leader speaks to mayors in Brussels

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The latest government-run poll in Spain says that Catalan independence has become the No. 2 cause of concern for Spaniards, behind unemployment and ahead of corruption. More>>

Democrats try to look forward but are still haunted by 2016

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Democrats try to look forward but are still haunted by 2016. A year after a devastating defeat to Donald Trump, the party is still trying to move on. More>>

A year on, Trump makes election win a key topic on Asia trip

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As President Donald Trump contends with the threat from North Korea, thorny trade disputes and the delicate dance of international diplomacy, he has another thing on his mind: last year's Election Day. More>>

Schiff: Adviser's testimony gives insight on Russian efforts

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A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign told Congress in testimony last week that he had contact with a high-level Russian official while on a trip to Russia last year. More>>

The Latest: Schiff says Trump aims to disparage Russia probe

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the United States is "marginally better prepared" to prevent Russian interference in U.S. elections. More>>

Sex scandal, gaffes add to trials of beleaguered Theresa May

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Running for election mere months ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May's slogan was "strong and stable government.". More>>

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