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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo migrant teens walk in a line through the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration says it will keep the tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019. The announcement was made Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 about the Tornillo facility, which opened in June in an isolated corner of the Texas desert for up to 360 children. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file)
December 26, 2018 - 6:22 pm
The Trump administration says it will keep a tent city holding more than 2,000 migrant teenagers open through early 2019. The announcement was made Wednesday about the Tornillo facility, which opened in June in an isolated corner of the Texas desert for up to 360 children. It later expanded into a...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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December 26, 2018 - 12:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — On the streets of Baltimore, it's tough to find confidence that a police shield and city-issued dark blue uniform promises integrity and competence. With Maryland's biggest city already under court oversight to address longstanding patterns of unconstitutional policing,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2011 photo, Willie Andrews, Revert Andrews, 15, center, and Revon Andrews, 13, right, of the New Life Brass Band, perform in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city of Mardi Gras fame receives barely more than 1 in 10 of each dollar collected from the taxes and fees visitors pay. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A night's stay at a New Orleans hotel can take as much as a 15 percent bite in taxes and fees. Yet barely more than 1 in 10 of those tax and fee dollars — out of an estimated $166 million collected annually — finds its way into city coffers in this leading Southern tourist...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 handout photo provided by a Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest on Sunday was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages. (Sudanese Activist via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 9:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Opposition calls grew on Monday for a march on Sudan's presidential palace to demand the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar Bashir, in a potential escalation after days of protests that security forces have sought to violently put down in the capital Khartoum and cities across the...
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Protesters hold a banner that reads in Catalan ''Knock down the regime'' during a rally in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain's Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
December 23, 2018 - 1:18 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's prime minister said in an interview published Sunday that only a solution supported by a large majority of Catalans and legal under the Spanish Constitution will resolve the crisis over whether the Catalonia region should secede or remain part of Spain. Prime...
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December 22, 2018 - 11:27 am
CAIRO (AP) — Protests over worsening economic conditions resumed Saturday for a fourth consecutive day, with thousands taking to the streets in a string of Sudanese cities, including the capital Khartoum, as activists reported that authorities rounded up more than a dozen politicians from a leftist...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:35 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N. team led by a Dutch officer has arrived in Yemen to monitor a cease-fire that went into force in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, where the country's civil war rivals have fought for months. The team, led by Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, flew Saturday into the southern...
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Migrants embraces after receiving one of the fifty turns for an interview to request U.S. asylum, alongside the El Chaparral pedestrian border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 22, 2018 - 6:42 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. courts was announced with crucial details still unknown — a move that creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross...
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December 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
STANTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple learned that they broke the law when they wed two years ago, so they asked a judge to void the illegal marriage and then to do it all over again. Philip Timmer and Trisha Stewart, both 55, were remarried last week at the Montcalm County Courthouse, and this...
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