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Memorabilia featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping are displayed at a souvenir shop in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Chinese censors moved quickly Monday to scrub satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party's moves to enable Xi to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China would return to an era of one-man rule. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 26, 2018 - 7:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear. Social media users shared images of Winnie the Pooh hugging a jar of honey along with the quote, "Find the thing you...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment. The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House formed a special panel of seven lawmakers on Monday to investigate Gov. Eric Greitens following an invasion-of-privacy charge alleging he took a nonconsensual photo of a woman in a compromising position. The committee, which will have subpoena powers,...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Included in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, and walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu. A Hawaii appeals court has ruled against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied two women a room because they're gay. The Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed a lower ruling against Aloha Bed & Breakfast, whose owner appealed based on her religious views. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay, a state appeals court affirmed. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs. She...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 26, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the Florida high school that was the scene of a mass shooting never entered the building to confront the suspect because he believed the gunfire was coming from outside, his attorney said Monday. Scot Peterson has been called a coward and...
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Teachers John and Kerry Guerini of Fayetteville, West Virginia, hold signs at a rally at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Teachers across West Virginia will continue a walkout over pay and benefits for a fourth day. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 26, 2018 - 7:19 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union official said Monday. Teachers rallied Monday outside the state Capitol...
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Teachers John and Kerry Guerini of Fayetteville, West Virginia, hold signs at a rally at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Teachers across West Virginia will continue a walkout over pay and benefits for a fourth day. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A teacher's strike is keeping public schools closed for a third day in West Virginia. The state Department of Education's website shows all school districts are closed in all 55 counties Monday morning. Gov. Jim Justice has signed teacher pay raises of 2 percent next year...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant rights advocate targeted for deportation first came to the attention of authorities because she discussed her unlawful status in the country in an interview with a monthly newspaper last year, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official wrote in a newly released...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment. The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House formed a special panel of seven lawmakers on Monday to investigate Gov. Eric Greitens following an invasion-of-privacy charge alleging he took a nonconsensual photo of a woman in a compromising position. The committee, which will have subpoena powers,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Stacey Dash attends the "American Sniper" premiere in New York. Dash, the actress turned conservative political commentator, filed paperwork on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, to run for a congressional seat in Southern California. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2018 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stacey Dash, the actress turned conservative political commentator, has filed paperwork to run for a congressional seat in Southern California. Documents submitted Monday to the Federal Election Commission show the "Clueless" star intends to run as a Republican in California's...
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