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Secretary General of the African National Congress, (ANC) Ace Magashule, makes a statement at a briefing at the ANC headquarters in downtoan Johannesburg, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Magashule said the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 13, 2018 - 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa's biggest economies. The...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Legislature's most powerful Republican says he doesn't foresee Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York tax code restructuring proposals making it into the state budget by its April 1 deadline. Senate GOP Leader John Flanagan of Long Island said Tuesday that he opposes the Democrat's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, people wait for this first "Saturday Night Live Arabia," show to start in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using “sexual expressions.” Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 that an investigation of the show’s content showed that SNL Arabia has consistently used inappropriate “sexual phrases and insinuations and that the show’s entire content “violates ethical and professional criteria.”(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File )
February 13, 2018 - 11:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in Egypt have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using "sexual expressions," an official said Tuesday. An investigation of the show's content by the Supreme Media Regulatory Council showed that SNL...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, as he arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 13, 2018 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, people wait for this first "Saturday Night Live Arabia," show to start in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using “sexual expressions.” Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 that an investigation of the show’s content showed that SNL Arabia has consistently used inappropriate “sexual phrases and insinuations and that the show’s entire content “violates ethical and professional criteria.”(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File )
February 13, 2018 - 10:10 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says authorities have ordered a ban on airing the Arabic version of the hit U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live for allegedly using "sexual expressions." Ahmed Salim of the Supreme Media regulations Council told The Associated Press on Tuesday that an...
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Secretary General of the African National Congress, (ANC) Ace Magashule, makes a statement at a briefing at the ANC headquarters in downtoan Johannesburg, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Magashule said the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said Tuesday, finally disowning a leader who has been discredited by corruption scandals. However, the African National...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016 file photo, Gloria Steinem arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Steinem is weighing in to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. The 83-year-old feminist icon issued a statement Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 urging a private Toledo hospital to sign the patient-transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo that the clinic needs to remain open. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 11:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hospital system on Monday authorized a patient-transfer agreement to keep the last abortion clinic in one Ohio city operating. The authorization of the transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo "formally puts in writing an existing practice to provide emergency medical...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. The Interior Department says it is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those that were in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget. The president's spending outline for the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Vanessa Trump arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. Police say Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr., opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and was taken to New York City hospital as a precaution. A police department spokesman says a preliminary test of the powder indicated it wasn't dangerous. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn't dangerous, authorities said. The frightening...
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