Government and politics

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro participate Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 10:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang says he supports a mix of options, including charter schools, in trying to fix the nation's education system. The former tech entrepreneur said at Thursday...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. raise their hands to answer a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 10:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The three leading Democratic presidential candidates clashed over health care, immigration and President Barack Obama's legacy on Thursday in a fierce debate that pitted an aggressive Joe Biden against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. "This is America," said Biden...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., right, listen as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 9:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that she would repair the country's trade relationships by leveraging desired access to American markets. Saying the United States' trade policy has "...
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An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2019 - 9:46 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers Thursday, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke to House Republicans attending an annual...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., right, listen as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 9:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Several of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination say they would loosen restrictions on immigration put into place under the Trump administration. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
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Andrew Yang, left, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, right, listen to former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, center, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 9:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke says "hell yes" he will institute mandatory buybacks for some machine guns if elected president. In one of the biggest applause lines of the Thursday night...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2019 file photo, Cuban migrants are escorted by Mexican immigration officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as they cross the Paso del Norte International bridge to be processed as asylum seekers on the U.S. side of the border. Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
September 12, 2019 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. denial of asylum claims from Central Americans (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new U.S...
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Andrew Yang, left, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, right, listen to former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, center, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 9:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Several of Beto O'Rourke's fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls are praising him for the support he showed for residents of his hometown following a massacre there last month. Former Vice President Joe...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 9:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Kamala Harris is vocally defending her criminal justice record during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in Houston. The California senator has taken flak since beginning her campaign for what some...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 12, 2019 - 9:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are outlining their plans to address racism in the nation and attacking President Donald Trump as they do so. At Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, Beto O'Rourke...
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