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A small group of Black Lives Matter protesters pray near the sight of a police shooting Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening, setting off unrest in the city after a video appeared to show the officer firing several shots at close range into the man's back. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 24, 2020 - 12:31 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The shooting by police in Wisconsin of a Black man sparked strong words of condemnation and a demand for Republicans to take action from the state's Democratic governor, who said he stood by those who demand justice. Republicans and the police union countered Monday that the...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after their meeting, in Jerusalem, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Debbie Hill/Pool via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo’s planned speech to the Republican National Convention this week has sparked a fury of criticism for breaking decades of precedent for sitting secretaries of state avoiding overt partisan political activity. Despite State Department assurances that Pompeo will be...
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First lady Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks before signing a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 24, 2020 - 6:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is marking the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with an art exhibit based on works by children from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The first lady called adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women voting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Kellyanne Conway speaks in the Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to successfully steer a White House bid before becoming a senior counselor to the president. She informed Trump of her decision in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 24, 2020 - 5:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a crowd of supporters at Mariotti Building Products in Old Forge, Pa. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Christopher Dolan / The Times-Tribune via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 3:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will try to reintroduce himself — and his party — to voters this week at the Republican National Convention. It will be no easy task. Over the last four years, the GOP has been fundamentally redefined by the instinct, attitude and social media posts of the...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2020 - 3:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 71 Days to first debate: 36 ___ THE NARRATIVE Joe Biden’s Democratic Party just pulled off the first national convention of the coronavirus era, an all-...
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Lights and staging stand on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to speak to the Republican National Committee convention next week from the South Lawn of the White House. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 24, 2020 - 2:59 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden and his Democratic Party used their convention last week to argue that the underpinnings of American Democracy hang in the balance this November. This week, it’s President Donald Trump’s turn. Republicans will renominate the president and highlight four years of the Trump...
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President Donald Trump stands on stage during the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 23, 2020 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are aiming to use this week's national convention as a test bed for their efforts to reelect President Donald Trump, just weeks before the start of early voting. The Republican National Committee plans to hold more than 7,500 events across the country — the majority of...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz. While Mexico never did pay for the “big, beautiful wall” Trump pledged to build along the southern border — the signature promise of his 2016 campaign — the project is now under way, with 450 miles expected to be completed by the end of December (only a fraction of that, however, has been built along stretches where no barrier stood before.) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 23, 2020 - 7:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s broken his pledge never to take a vacation or play golf for pleasure. His plan to update the nation’s infrastructure has become a running punchline and he’s dropped his threat to throw Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl out of a plane without a parachute. But behind the drama, chaos...
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Finnish Prime Minister and newly elected Chair of The Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Finland, Sanna Marin speaks at the 46th Social Democratic convention in Tampere, Finland, on Sunday Aug. 23, 2020. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 6:34 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin has assumed the leadership of her own party eight months after taking the top job in the Nordic nation in December, when she became the world’s youngest serving head of government at 34. The Social Democratic Party, Finland’s largest party and...
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