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January 09, 2020 - 2:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government says its economy czar will go to Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal. The Commerce Ministry announcement Thursday was the first official confirmation that Vice Premier Liu He would attend the signing. A ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said a...
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CIA Director Gina Haspel arrives to brief members of the Senate on the details of the threat that prompted the U.S. to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)
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January 08, 2020 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration made its case on Capitol Hill for killing a powerful Iranian general, but Democrats — and a handful of Republicans — said the classified briefings Wednesday were short on details and left them wondering about the president's next steps in the volatile...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., welcomes Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece before a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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January 08, 2020 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial deepened Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will be “no haggling” with Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands for more details and witnesses. McConnell's Senate majority has the...
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Attorney Joel Sansone, center, announces his filing of a federal lawsuit against the City of Uniontown, Pa., and others on behalf of Antoinette Hodge, right, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Sansone's office in downtown Pittsburgh. Hodge, duly elected as tax collector, alleges the City of Uniontown failed to swear her in as tax collector based on her African-American race. Standing beside Sansone is NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference President Kenneth L. Huston. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
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January 08, 2020 - 9:57 pm
The newly elected treasurer of a small city in western Pennsylvania asserted in a lawsuit Wednesday that city officials plotted to block her from taking office because she is black. Uniontown Treasurer-elect Antoinette Hodge alleged that a city councilman, Martin Gatti, took action to prevent her...
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Virginia House of Delegates speaker-designate, Eileen Filler-Corn, left, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, along with State Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, right, applaud during remarks on their legislative agenda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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January 08, 2020 - 8:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state's laws. The 2020 legislative session kicked off shortly after noon with several history-making firsts...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during an interview in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that he is seeking $750 million to help pay rent for people facing homelessness, among other purposes, in the most populous state's latest attempt to fight what he called a national crisis. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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January 08, 2020 - 8:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A billion-dollar investment last year has yet to curtail California's growing homeless crisis, and with the state awash in revenue, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend a billion more on programs aimed at getting people off the streets. He signed an executive order Wednesday...
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President Donald Trump arrives to address the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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January 08, 2020 - 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Iran was “standing down” from possible conflict with the U.S. But Trump himself was just as eager for an out. Trump, by declining to take military action in retaliation for Iranian missile strikes against Iraqi bases that house U.S. troops, edged the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, former CIA operative Valerie Plame is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame is wading into the discussion about President Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general. Plame on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, questioned Trump's justification for ordering the attack and said the lives of thousands of American troops are at risk. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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January 08, 2020 - 7:09 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general is reminiscent of the use of U.S. intelligence in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame said Wednesday. In comments...
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Protesters gather in Times Square Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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January 08, 2020 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent the past year in a largely polite debate over domestic issues such as whether private health insurance should be eliminated in favor of a government-run program. That could change following escalating tensions this week between the U.S...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accompanied by members of the Congress arrive for a briefing on last week's targeted killing of Iran's senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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January 08, 2020 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Thursday on a measure limiting President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the planned vote in a one-page...
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