Government and politics

In this April 9, 2019, photo, Grant Whitus poses for a portrait at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Whitus' marriage fell apart a year after he led his SWAT team into Columbine High School's library, where he was the first to find the dead children's bodies. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it,...
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Peru's police officers stand guard at the emergency hospital Casimiro Ulloa where former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was taken after he shot himself in his neck, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Garcia shot himself before being detained by police. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 17, 2019 - 10:50 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan García underwent emergency surgery Wednesday after shooting himself in the head as police attempted to detain him amid corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe. Health Minister Zulema Tomás said doctors provided cardiac...
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Peru's police officers stand guard at the emergency hospital Casimiro Ulloa where former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was taken after he shot himself in his neck, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Garcia shot himself before being detained by police. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 17, 2019 - 10:24 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, his lawyer said Wednesday. Lawyer Erasmo Reyna confirmed the shooting to local television outlet...
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Peru's police officers stand guard at the emergency hospital Casimiro Ulloa where former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was taken after he shot himself in his neck, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Garcia shot himself before being detained by police. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 17, 2019 - 10:22 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, his lawyer said Wednesday. Lawyer Erasmo Reyna confirmed the shooting to local television outlet N...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 17, 2019 - 9:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday. The commission said the EU could tax the products , which range from aircraft parts to frozen...
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People walk past a banner supporting proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Egypt's parliament was holding its last debate Tuesday on proposed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. Arabic reads, "do the right thing, yes to the developments, stability and amendments to the the constitution".(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 17, 2019 - 9:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt authorities have scheduled a nationwide referendum on proposed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. Lasheen Ibrahim, chairman of the National Election Authority, says Wednesday the vote will take place Saturday through...
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People walk past a banner supporting proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Egypt's parliament was holding its last debate Tuesday on proposed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. Arabic reads, "do the right thing, yes to the developments, stability and amendments to the the constitution".(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 17, 2019 - 9:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt authorities have scheduled a nationwide referendum on proposed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. Lasheen Ibrahim, chairman of the National Election Authority, says Wednesday the vote will take place Saturday through...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys...
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A couple view the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral from a print venders space on the Left Bank in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 17, 2019 - 9:30 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A Paris fire official says the towers of Notre Dame would have fallen if firefighters hadn't deployed massive equipment and acted swiftly. Philippe Demay denied there was any delay...
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A couple view the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral from a print venders space on the Left Bank in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 17, 2019 - 9:19 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Paris firefighters say Notre Dame Cathedral's rose windows are in good shape after a devastating fire, but that their support structures are at risk. Fire fighter spokesman Gabriel...
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