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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, flanked by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he rides in an open car after his swearing-in ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil. The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes, underscoring a steep learning curve for a president elected on promises to overhaul much of daily life in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
January 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ran on a platform that mixed pro-gun, anti-corruption and market-friendly ideas. However, since being inaugurated Jan. 1, the administration has not hit the ground running. The far-right leader's first two weeks on the job have been filled with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1942 file photo, U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, right, talks with American women ferry pilots serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary at an airfield in England during World War II. On Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet that Melania Trump was the first first lady to visit a combat zone since 1969, are untrue. (AP Photo/File)
January 11, 2019 - 5:39 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: "Melania is first FLOTUS to visit a combat zone since 1969" -...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1942 file photo, U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, right, talks with American women ferry pilots serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary at an airfield in England during World War II. On Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet that Melania Trump was the first first lady to visit a combat zone since 1969, are untrue. (AP Photo/File)
January 11, 2019 - 5:37 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: "Melania is first FLOTUS to visit a combat zone since 1969" -...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian. Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship was detained in late December. (Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 4:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the American man being held in Moscow on alleged spying charges (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The Marine Corps is providing details on the court-martial of an American man who has been detained by Russia on spying charges. U.S. military records released shortly after his...
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FILE - This July 14, 2018 file photo shows gamblers placing bets on sports events at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., on the day it opened. The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
January 02, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that...
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FILE - This July 14, 2018 file photo shows gamblers placing bets on sports events at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., on the day it opened. The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:05 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that...
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Italian premier Giuseppe Conte gestures during a year end press conference in Rome, Italy, Friday, Dec.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 28, 2018 - 10:04 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier denied Friday that the country's new budget was dictated by the European Commission, saying that he held firm on key points, including a basic income for job-seekers and rollbacks in an unpopular pension reform. Premier Giuseppe Conte told reporters during the Italian...
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The protest of "Forza Italia" party's senators during the discussion before the vote of confidence on the budget law in the Senate of the Republic, in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 11:21 am
ROME (AP) — After a raucous marathon session, the Italian Senate early Sunday approved a national budget law that was tweaked after the European Union objected to plans by Italy's populist government to satisfy expensive campaign promises with a large deficit. The budget, which was revised by the...
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A view of the Italian Senate as during the Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte address on the budget law, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert legal action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 22, 2018 - 3:22 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Italian Senate speaker delayed a vote on a new budget until the middle of the night Saturday to give lawmakers time to examine the nearly 200-page updated text they received only hours earlier. Italy's populist government is under pressure to get the new draft approved by both...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici, left, and European Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovkis participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 19, 2018 - 9:04 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Italy on its budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break the euro's rules and lead to legal action. European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said the "agreement is not ideal"...
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