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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 14, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making Whitaker the country's...
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters before he and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., try to bring up the legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that President Donald Trump has pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2018 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware went to the Senate floor...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Cabinet agrees draft Brexit deal with European Union after 'impassioned' debate. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 14, 2018 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. But she faces a backlash from her many...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department's own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job. The Tuesday filing sets up a...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 13, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc. But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, gives a speech during the Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall in London, Monday Nov. 12, 2018. The Prime Minister traditionally gives a keynote speech to guests including top social and business leaders and banking executives at the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 11:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British and Irish media say U.K. and EU negotiators have reached an agreement on a proposed Brexit deal to resolve the main outstanding issue of the Irish border. Irish national...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)
November 13, 2018 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke arrives for an event with President Donald Trump on the opioid crisis in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Zinke says he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get ousted from Trump’s cabinet. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 12, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he's "100 percent confident" no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get ousted from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. The former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018 file photo German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin. Germany's top security official, who has frequently criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy, is reportedly planning to quit his post in government. German news agency dpa quoted multiple unnamed party officials as saying Horst Seehofer told a meeting of the Christian Social Union on Sunday that he plans to relinquish its leadership and his role as interior minister in Merkel's government. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
November 12, 2018 - 6:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that Germany's top security official will stay on as interior minister, but give up party post (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Germany's top security official Horst Seehofer says he's stepping down as head of his party but will remain interior minister in...
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Pro- democratic Sri Lankans take part in a candle light vigil in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The crowd demanded the restoration of democracy after President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 11, 2018 - 8:22 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said he dissolved Parliament and called elections to avoid possible violence inside Parliament and around the country if a vote had to be taken to decide whether his chosen prime minister or his sacked rival had the majority support. In a televised...
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