Government and politics

FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 25, 2019 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 7 a.m. Senate Democrats from Joe Biden's twin home states of Delaware and Pennsylvania are endorsing him for president. Delaware Sen. Chris Coons and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey quickly issued...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 25, 2019 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the soul of the nation at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un take an elevator heading to the talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 5:34 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader is ready to proceed toward denuclearization — but needs solid security guarantees to do so. Putin said that he will be willing to share details of the summit with...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for photographers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. President Putin opened his talks with Kim, saying that Russia would like to help support efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 3:56 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:50 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he had "candid and meaningful" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about how to promote peace...
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In this Saturday, April 6, 2019 photo, supporters of Spain's far-right Vox Party wave Spanish and VOX flags during a party event in Leganes, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. A substantial pool of undecided voters and a right-wing splintered by a rising populist party are making confident predictions harder to come by as Spain prepares for its third parliamentary election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 25, 2019 - 3:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The outcome of Spain's election on Sunday is anyone's guess. A substantial pool of voters is still undecided. The country's traditional parties have been diluted. And a rising populist party has splintered the right. The ballot will be Spain's third parliamentary election in...
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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's conservative ruling party, takes part in a Polish tradition of taking a basket to church for a blessing in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 20, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 25, 2019 - 1:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that questioning the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets the audience before taking questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 24, 2019 - 11:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a visitor poses for a photo with the Facebook logo reflected on her sunglasses at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports earnings Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday as a contingency against the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak during the RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
April 24, 2019 - 6:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished. Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo, shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The selections for the 15-person Bears Ears National Monument panel posted online Friday, April 19, 2019 by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reveal a few people who seem to strike a middle ground, but nobody who was an outspoken proponent of the monument created by President Barack Obama in December 2016. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about...
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