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Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The president-elect met with the current leader to discuss his transition to office in December, aiming to ensure an orderly transfer of power after a heated and polarizing campaign. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 04, 2018 - 3:50 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised $7.5 billion for youth job training and aid to the elderly on Wednesday, keystone programs that could make Mexico's business sector one of the biggest beneficiaries of his first year in office. Lopez Obrador pledged the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 04, 2018 - 10:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: a golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says a legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is strong enough to go forward. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told lawyers at a hearing Tuesday there was an appearance of "bad faith" behind the decision by...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 image shows a view of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. A commission studying what to do with the most prominent Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia, recommends removing one honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis. That recommendation was part of a larger report published Monday, July 2, 2018. The panel of historians, local officials and others has spent around a year studying and soliciting public input about the statues on the city’s historic Monument Avenue. (Chad Williams/DroneBase via AP,File)
July 02, 2018 - 11:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Richmond, a one-time capital of the Confederacy, a commission has recommended removing a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis but leaving in place four others, including a soaring tribute to Gen. Robert E. Lee. As the city wrestles with its Civil War heritage, a...
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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows Donnie Anderson, a Los Angeles medical marijuana cultivator, retailer and co-owner of Western Caregivers, at one of his dispensaries in Los Angeles. The city will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, 2018, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. Anderson says he's been paying rent for months for commercial space he can't use without a license. He told the city Cannabis Regulation Commission "we don't want to wait too much longer." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. The announcement Monday was greeted with a mix of anticipation and frustration by...
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In this image made from video, Philippines Mayor Antonio Halili is seen on the ground after being shot during a flag-raising ceremony, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Tanauan city, south of Manila, Philippines. Mayor Halili known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed by a sniper Monday in a brazen attack in front of horrified employees and village leaders. (AP
July 02, 2018 - 9:19 am
TANAUAN, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed by a sniper Monday in a brazen attack during a flag-raising ceremony in front of hundreds of horrified employees and village leaders. The...
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Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters as he gives his first victory speech from his campaign headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 02, 2018 - 2:33 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political earthquake Sunday by electing a leftist firebrand as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor. A late-night official quick count...
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A street vendor sell a Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mask in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Lopez Obrador is on the cusp of winning the presidency after the second of his two main rivals conceded defeat ahead of official results. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
July 02, 2018 - 12:30 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Mexico's elections (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation after what he called a "historic day." Lopez Obrador vows that profound change is coming, but says...
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Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists march despite a ban, in Istanbul, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The Istanbul LGBTI+ activists gathered in the city's Taksim neighbourhood after they announced Istanbul's local government had banned the Pride march for the fourth year in a row. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
July 01, 2018 - 3:41 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists gathered Sunday for an LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, moving from street to street for an hour as police tried to end an event the local government had banned for the fourth year in a row. Hundreds of people chanted...
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Brenda Villa, left, comforts her 11-year-old daughter, Kathryn, after speaking during an immigration rally and protest in Civic Center Park Saturday, June 30, 2018, in downtown Denver. The protest was one of hundreds staged nationwide that has brought liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters--motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border--to press President Donald Trump to reunite families quickly. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 01, 2018 - 6:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Police in Portland, Oregon, have ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday...
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