Government and politics

In this Dec. 6, 2018 photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, meets with reporters at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats say lawmakers who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become speaker next year want her to commit to limiting how long people could serve as House party leaders or committee chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall — a top Trump priority — and legal protections for so-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2005, file photo, a new locomotive numbered 4141 in honor of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, is unveiled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The locomotive unveiled for the special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library will be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. The 4,300-horsepower machine will carry Bush’s remains Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, to his final resting place at his presidential library. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
December 06, 2018 - 2:10 pm
SPRING, Texas (AP) — The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies. "I might have left Air Force One behind," Bush quipped during the 2005...
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People line the road as the hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush heads to the Union Pacific train facility Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 06, 2018 - 1:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The hearse carrying the body of President George H.W. Bush has arrived at a Union Pacific facility north of Houston, where his casket will be placed on a special train that will take him to...
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In this Dec. 6, 2018 photo, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, meets with reporters at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats say lawmakers who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become speaker next year want her to commit to limiting how long people could serve as House party leaders or committee chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for a deal to help hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Pelosi said Thursday that wall funding and legal protections for so-called "...
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People line the road as the hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush heads to the Union Pacific train facility Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 06, 2018 - 1:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A Secret Service detail is accompanying the hearse that's carrying former President George H.W. Bush to his burial site. Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Bush family, says a Secret Service...
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Migrants traveling with children walk up a hill to a waiting U.S. Border Patrol agent just inside San Ysidro, Calif., after climbing over the border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants who traveled with recent caravans want to seek asylum in the United States but face a decision between crossing illegally or waiting months, because the U.S. government only processes a limited number of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 06, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the...
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Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei talks with Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, from left, OPEC Secretary General of Nigeria prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 06, 2018 - 12:57 pm
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC countries hoping to support the price of oil put off their decision Thursday on how much to reduce oil production until they negotiate with ally Russia on Friday on how much it will contribute to the cut. Some saw it as a sign that the group of oil-producing nations may not have...
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., tells reporters that senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation in an effort to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee). Momentum is building for a resolution that would call Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman "complicit" in the...
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Diane Rwigara, the country's most prominent opposition figure, speaks to the media after being acquitted of charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, at the high court in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted Rwigara of all charges, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2018 - 12:44 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara's case has...
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In this picture taken on Nov.22, 2018, Poland's two most famous foes, the country's de facto leader, head of the ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, and former President Lech Walesa, second left, stand near each other after exchanging wry comments before a courtroom in Gdansk, Poland. Kaczynski is suing Walesa for blaming him for a 2010 plane crash that killed his twin, then-President Lech Kaczynski. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)
December 06, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa is still fighting. The founder of Poland's anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush's state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word "Konstytucja" (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against...
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