Government and politics

Morehouse College student Keron Campbell snaps a selfie with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., at Morehouse College on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction...
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In this photo issued by ITV, Jeremy Corbyn, right, and Boris Johnson, during the election head-to-head debate live on TV, in Salford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn are set to go head-to-head in their first live televised debate Tuesday evening, as the UK prepares for a General Election on Dec. 12. (ITV via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 3:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party has been accused of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter channel to “factcheckUK” during Tuesday's night's debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn. Twitter says it will take “...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich shake hands in Hanoi, Vietnam Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Esper is on a visit to Vietnam to strengthen the military relations with the Southeast Asian nation. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
November 20, 2019 - 3:40 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States is providing Vietnam with a surplus American ship for its coast guard. Esper made the announcement during a speech Wednesday at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a government university in Hanoi. He said it would be...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland walks to a secure area of the Capitol to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, in Washington. Sondland is scheduled to be the first witness when the impeachment hearings resume at 9 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 20, 2019 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine and a newly revealed summertime phone call with President...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland walks to a secure area of the Capitol to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, in Washington. Sondland is scheduled to be the first witness when the impeachment hearings resume at 9 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 20, 2019 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine and a newly revealed summertime phone call with President...
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Morehouse College student Keron Campbell snaps a selfie with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., at Morehouse College on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction...
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A protester walks past graffiti depicting police as a dog and various slogans including "Hongkongers Resist, "Chinese Communist whole family die" at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 19, 2019 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed...
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Ambassador Kurt Volker, left, former special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former official at the National Security Council are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 19, 2019 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...
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National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 19, 2019 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer on Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he was duty-bound to object to the president’s clearly “improper” phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats. Republicans answered him with doubts about his loyalty to the United...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, speaks with a business owner during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
November 19, 2019 - 9:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Deval Patrick, would be stopping by to introduce himself. When...
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