Government and politics

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 22, 2020 - 10:49 pm
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election. Stocks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai. Sydney's benchmark ended flat. In their...
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A man walks past graffiti at Orcasitas neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Spain has become the first western Europe to accumulate more than 1 million confirmed infections as the country of 47 million inhabitants struggles to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 22, 2020 - 5:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending more medical reinforcements to the El Paso area in response to a surge of coronavirus infections and cases of COVID-19, the illness the virus can cause. The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management...
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Matt Lemp, left, and his wife Mercedes Lemp pose for The Associated Press in their home, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Frederick, Md. The Lemp's are dealing with the death of their son, Duncan Lemp, who was shot at their home in Potomac, Md., during a no-knock police raid on March 12, 2020. Lemp's family have said through their attorney that, based on an eyewitness, they believe Lemp was shot without warning while he was asleep. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 22, 2020 - 4:15 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Strangers on the internet hailed Duncan Socrates Lemp as a martyr for their anti-government movement after a police officer shot and killed the 21-year-old man during a pre-dawn raid on his family's Maryland home. A hashtag campaign spreading Lemp’s name on social media has...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police clash with protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. New York, Seattle and Portland, three cities recently labeled "anarchist jurisdictions" by the U.S. Justice Department, are suing to to invalidate the designation and to fight off the Trump administration's efforts to withhold federal dollars. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in U.S. District Court in Seattle, ridiculed Trump's action as offensive to the Constitution and common sense, but said the consequences of withholding federal money during a pandemic "are deadly serious." (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 22, 2020 - 3:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday to invalidate the designation and fight off the Trump administration's efforts to withhold federal dollars. “The Trump administration’s...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Mauro Cioffari, left, puts a wedding ring on his partner Davide Conti's finger as their civil union is being registered by a municipality officer during a ceremony in Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill. Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21 2020 at the Rome Film Festival. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
October 22, 2020 - 3:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety. Broadcaster Televisa said Thursday that the emphasis of its interview was on...
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FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City. A small group of Tesla owners is testing the company's “full self driving” system on public roads. But in fine print the company says the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and they still have to be supervised by humans. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 22, 2020 - 2:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it. The...
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Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols as they browse the "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 22, 2020 - 1:40 pm
A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and is taking its designated place in a 30-piece exhibit of Lawrence's work, officials at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts said Thursday. The exhibit of the series “Struggle: From the...
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October 22, 2020 - 1:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified...
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Marcellis Stinnette's grandmother Sherrellis Stinnette, right, cries as she hugs Rayon Edwards during protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who killed by Waukegan Police Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 22, 2020 - 12:33 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded...
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This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2020 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts: — Stars like Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Mark Ruffalo, Dua...
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