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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 19, 2018 - 2:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Disagreements over the Ireland border could lead to a breakdown in the Brexit discussions, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. Speaking on France Inter radio, Barnier said a deal to keep goods flowing smoothly between EU member state Ireland and Northern...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo a sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington. The nation’s financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency’s anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 18, 2018 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 5:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, hugs Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, as they meet in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 when European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation. After the EU insisted for months that this week's summit was a...
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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2018 - 9:52 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union largely abandoned the hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with "a new method of thinking" on the Irish border issue that has stumped negotiators for over a year. With...
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October 15, 2018 - 8:52 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white woman who refused to allow a black neighbor into their downtown St. Louis apartment building because he wouldn't show her proof that he lived there has been fired. Twenty-four-year-old D'Arreion Toles began filming as the woman repeatedly asked whether he lived in the...
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October 15, 2018 - 5:30 am
LONDON (AP) — An independent report says Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed." The report by former High Court judge Laura Cox says a culture of "deference, subservience, acquiescence and...
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Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 7:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multi-year labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter at the Southbank Centre in London, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018. (Henry Nicholls/Pool via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 11:09 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The European Union's top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain's point person did result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said: "Despite...
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