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Academy award winning actor Nicolas Cage poses for the media at a news conference for his new film Jiu Jitsu being filmed on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Cage said the film which is a fusion of the action and science fiction genres which he has admired and grew up with drew him to the project. He said Cyprus had a "good spirit" for him which he said informs his performance. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 29, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A veteran Hollywood movie producer said Saturday that Cyprus' aspirations to become an international film destination hinge on whether authorities can deliver on a pledge to provide cash rebates and tax exemptions to filmmakers. Martin Barab said that his new, $27.5 million-...
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Matt Adams, center right, Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, leaves the U.S. Courthouse with others after a hearing on asylum seekers there Friday, June 28, 2019, in Seattle. A federal judge heard a challenge to a new Trump administration policy, scheduled to take effect next month, that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, instead of allowing them to be released on bond. It targets immigrants who have recently entered the U.S. without permission and have demonstrated a credible fear of persecution or torture if returned to their home country. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 28, 2019 - 5:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Immigrant rights activists on Friday asked a U.S. judge to block a new Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, instead of giving them a chance to be released on bond. Attorney General William Barr announced the...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution's ban on state aid to religious organizations...
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Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 28, 2019 - 7:51 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says Kamala Harris mispresented his position on school busing decades ago, but he doesn't think she did it intentionally. The California senator challenged Biden's...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Thursday, June 27, the Commerce Department issues the third and final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 27, 2019 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. The gain in the...
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A worker carries scaffolding as he walks to a job in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel says the country's governing council has approved economic measures including a rise in state salaries, long seen as a first step toward ending the country's dual-currency system which is expected to create a chain reaction that includes higher inflation. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
June 27, 2019 - 7:34 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government said Thursday that it is raising state salaries as part of a broader package of economic reforms, but it revealed no details of its larger plan beyond increasing worker compensation. A salary increase has long been seen as one of the first steps in the unification...
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June 26, 2019 - 10:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants state government to start acting more like a business when it comes to providing services for California's nearly 40 million residents. The new Office of Digital Innovation will employ 50 people at a cost of $26 million in the first year. Lawmakers...
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Protesters flood the steps of the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to push back against a Republican walkout over a climate change bill that has entered its sixth day in Salem, Ore. The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and left other key issues such as the state budget in limbo. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
June 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and exacerbated tensions between urban and rural areas. All 11 Republican senators extended...
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Protestors hold up signs to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office in Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Hong Kong protestors handed out flyers, held up signs, and bowed to passersby Tuesday to apologize for a sit-in demonstration the day before that blocked access to a government office for nearly two hours. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
June 25, 2019 - 6:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A small number of Hong Kong protesters handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by Tuesday to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office for nearly two hours the previous day. They said they are trying to maintain public support for future...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 7:03 am
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry. That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and in federal waters. It's the latest...
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