National governments

A Supreme Court Police officer stands watch as a protesters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee.. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 09, 2018 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks moved swiftly Monday from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations in their coverage of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fox News Channel and MSNBC have become the two most popular networks in cable...
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A demonstrator sign as protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 09, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups are holding a raucous late-night rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to oppose President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 09, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2016, file photo, the dome of the state Capitol glows in the early evening in Sacramento, Calif. A federal judge has dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Mendez follows his ruling last week that found California was within its rights to pass two of the three sanctuary laws. Mendez ruled Monday, July 9, 2018, that the federal government could proceed with its attempt to block part of a third California sanctuary law. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 09, 2018 - 8:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally, affirming his ruling last week that California was within its rights to pass two of its three so-called...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2017, file photo shows containers of Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, on a shelf at a hardware store in Los Angeles. Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury during a trial Monday, July 9, 2018, to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 09, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Dewayne Johnson's lawsuit is the first case to go to trial among hundreds of lawsuits...
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July 09, 2018 - 6:28 pm
News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation's addiction and overdose crisis. Attorneys for The Washington Post and...
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FILE - This Sept. 14, 2017, file photo shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. Motel 6 has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at multiple Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests. Details of the tentative deal, revealed Friday, July 6, 2018, in court records, haven't been publicly released. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)
July 09, 2018 - 4:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Motel 6 has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges it discriminated against some Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests. The lawsuit alleges Motel 6 had...
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July 09, 2018 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Missouri Republican is warning voters that "our way of life is at risk" in a new television ad that seizes on the Supreme Court vacancy to mobilize voters against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The ad campaign, among the first of its kind in the fight for control of Congress...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch, standing with his wife Louise, as his nominee for the Supreme Court. A family separation crisis of his making continues at the border. His EPA chief just exited. he’s about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But Trump has every confidence that Monday night the nation’s attention will be right where he wants it. Putting an end to nearly two weeks of breathless speculation, jockeying and anticipation, Trump will appear in the East Room during prime time to unveil his choice to fill a Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 09, 2018 - 12:11 am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis of his own making continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he's about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But President Donald Trump has every...
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