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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a woman passes by a ZTE building in Beijing, China. Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp.'s chairman promised no further compliance violations and apologized to customers in a letter Friday, June 8, 2018, for disruptions caused by its violation of U.S. export controls, a newspaper reported. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military while...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned...
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June 18, 2018 - 3:32 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prison authorities say that the brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near...
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Russia fans celebrate in Nikolskaya street after their team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 16, 2018 - 11:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Ridiculing Russia's national soccer team may soon be against the law. With Russia hosting the World Cup, lawmaker Vitaly Milonov is working on a bill to impose fines on anyone insulting players or the coach. Milonov...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waves to delegates as the arrives for the Texas GOP Convention, Friday, June 15, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 15, 2018 - 4:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in...
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Pro-democracy lawmakers react after a controversial bill had passed at legislative chamber In Hong Kong, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed a controversial bill on Thursday on the co-location checkpoint arrangements for a cross-border Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, a high speed rail link that connects Hong Kong and mainland Chinese cities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 15, 2018 - 5:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory, setting off alarm bells among those concerned about Beijing's tightening grip. Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing...
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Pro-democracy lawmakers react after a controversial bill had passed at legislative chamber In Hong Kong, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed a controversial bill on Thursday on the co-location checkpoint arrangements for a cross-border Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, a high speed rail link that connects Hong Kong and mainland Chinese cities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory. Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing the Hong Kong terminus of the rail link from the Chinese city of Guangzhou...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on reporters during the daily briefing in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration legislation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The White House says Democrats are responsible for changing the nation's immigration laws. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump wants to see Congress pass laws to solve...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter...
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