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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the attorney general's handling of the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is signaling he will not allow aides, including former White House counsel Don McGahn, to testify...
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May 02, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second military judge is stepping down from the long-running Sept. 11 war-crimes case at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Marine Corps Col. Keith Parrella will take up a new job commanding the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in June. He announced the move Thursday during...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, speaks during a hearing about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger. The survey number is about 37% higher than two years ago, when one was last done, fueling frustration within the department and outrage on Capitol Hill. "I am tired of the statement I get over and over from the chain of command: 'We got this, madam, we got this.' You don't have it!" Gillibrand, shouted during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Thursday for Army Gen. James McConville. "You're failing us." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger. The survey results found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but...
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May 02, 2019 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-month-old baby was found dead Thursday and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft flipped in the night on the Rio Grande as they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement officials said. The missing included a 7-year-old boy and another child...
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President Donald Trump looks on as Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, survivor of the Poway, Calif synagogue shooting, speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 02, 2019 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has celebrated the National Day of Prayer with victims of last weekend's California synagogue shooting. Trump and rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway synagogue spoke by telephone after Saturday's shooting. Goldstein told celebrants during a...
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FILE - In this, March 3, 2019 file photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is pictured about 20 meters (66 feet) away from the International Space Station's Harmony module. SpaceX said Thursday, May 2, 2019, that their Dragon capsule for astronauts, which flew without a crew to the International Space Station last month, was destroyed during a ground test on April 20, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (NASA via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:56 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX finally confirmed Thursday its crew capsule was destroyed in ground testing two weeks ago and conceded that the accident is "not great news" for the company's effort to launch astronauts this year. Hans Koenigsmann, a company vice president, told reporters it's...
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FILE - This April 10, 2019, file photo shows a view of the site of an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen. A U.N.-commissioned report says the war in Yemen has set back its development by more than 20 years. The study commissioned by the U.N. Development Program found that if the war ends this year, it will have caused economic losses of $88.8 billion. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers promised to keep close watch on the administration's ties with the kingdom...
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May 02, 2019 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to meet next week with Russia's foreign minister as a dispute between Washington and Moscow over Venezuela intensifies, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Pompeo and Sergey Lavrov will resume an as-yet unproductive discussion on Venezuela...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., listens during a question and answer session with a small group of journalists at a hotel, as he visits Mexico City. Bennet jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
May 02, 2019 - 9:35 am
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a...
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Supporters holds Venezuelan and U.S. national flags as they listen to opposition leader Juan Guaidó speak during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Guaidó called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster. Maduro is also calling for his supporters to rally. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 01, 2019 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, the big moment in Venezuela has turned into a bust. Trump administration officials had expected that Wednesday might turn out to be the beginning of the end for President Nicolas Maduro with senior government figures withdrawing support and the...
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