Government and politics

Former CIA Director John Brennan, left, shakes hands with President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, before a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
December 08, 2018 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year. Trump isn't saying immediately who will replace Kelly, a retired Marine general who has served as chief of staff since July 2017. But the president says an announcement about a...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic presidential campaign. Booker's been invited by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to headline their post-midterm election "Victory Celebration" Saturday, Dec. 8 in Manchester. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 08, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Army's fiscal 2018 budget. President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, U.S. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 08, 2018 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Mark Milley, who has been chief of the Army since August 2015, would...
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December 08, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about President Donald Trump's selection of his next top military adviser, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gen. Mark Milley is a former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. He is a former commander of the 10th...
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Climate activists shout slogans as they stop in front of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference venue during the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 08, 2018 - 11:58 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks before President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic presidential campaign. Booker's been invited by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to headline their post-midterm election "Victory Celebration" Saturday, Dec. 8 in Manchester. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 08, 2018 - 11:48 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker's back in New Hampshire this weekend for a jam-packed two-day trip that could turn out to be a tune up for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign. Booker's headlining the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm election "victory...
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A demonstrator stands on a stepladder during clashes Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 08, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a historic trade agreement, President Donald Trump is claiming done deals with China that aren't measuring up to the hype. He describes last week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as "extraordinary" and a "big leap forward." China,...
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Yellow-vested protesters block the French border with Italy near Ventimiglia, causing traffick to back up for some 6 kilometers (nearly 4 miles), Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday, trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Tenerelli/ANSA via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 11:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Dozens of French riot police backed by an armored vehicle are charging protesters on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, firing tear gas beneath the sparkling lights of one of the world's...
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A demonstrator stands on a stepladder during clashes Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 08, 2018 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a historic trade agreement, President Donald Trump is claiming done deals with China that aren't measuring up to the hype. He describes last week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as "extraordinary" and a "big leap forward." China,...
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