Government and politics

October 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral. Shepard's remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student...
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President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 26, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are...
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The FBI released this poster on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, asking for the public's assistance in finding the people responsible for sending suspicious packages to multiple locations across the United States. The targets of the packages were some of the figures most frequently criticized by President Donald Trump. (FBI via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before...
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In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, Wes Davis, an activist and college official on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, talks about the difficulties Native Americans in North Dakota face in getting voter identification that will allow them to vote under recently tightened state rules in Belcourt, N.D. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)
October 26, 2018 - 12:08 am
BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) — Locating a house isn't easy on the isolated and impoverished Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota, and that's making it more difficult for residents and their counterparts on other reservations in the state to vote this election. To cast a ballot, they...
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Postal service police screen employees entering the Royal Palm processing and Distribution Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 in Opa-locka, Fla. A law enforcement source tells The Associated Press that Miami-Dade police have gone to the mail-sorting facility in Opa-Locka, Florida, at the request of the FBI in connection with the suspicious package investigation. The source says it was a precautionary measure.(AP Photo/Josh Replogle)
October 25, 2018 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election...
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Postal service police screen employees entering the Royal Palm processing and Distribution Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 in Opa-locka, Fla. A law enforcement source tells The Associated Press that Miami-Dade police have gone to the mail-sorting facility in Opa-Locka, Florida, at the request of the FBI in connection with the suspicious package investigation. The source says it was a precautionary measure.(AP Photo/Josh Replogle)
October 25, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election...
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October 25, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on the Singapore-based director of a commodities company accused of laundering money for North Korea through the U.S. financial system. The Department of Justice also unsealed criminal charges against the person, Tan Wee Beng, accusing...
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President Donald Trump gestures after giving his speech at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said...
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The FBI released this poster on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, asking for the public's assistance in finding the people responsible for sending suspicious packages to multiple locations across the United States. The targets of the packages were some of the figures most frequently criticized by President Donald Trump. (FBI via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:28 pm
Democrats smashed a record when their online fundraising site ActBlue surpassed the $1.5 billion mark for the first time in a single election cycle. It's a staggering sum raised mostly from small-dollar donors who used the ActBlue platform to give an average donation of about $40. The milestone...
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