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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Clarissa Hernandez holds Ezra Magallanes as they speak with the media at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of “domestic terrorism,” adding momentum to a debate about whether such attacks should be classified and tried in the same way as crimes against America by foreign terrorist groups and their supporters. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 29, 2019 - 12:21 am
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of "domestic terrorism," adding...
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CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY-The main entrance to the University of Vermont Medical Center shown on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. A federal agency says Vermont's largest hospital required a nurse to participate in an abortion over her moral objections. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
August 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if...
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CORRECTS DAY TO WEDNESDAY-The main entrance to the University of Vermont Medical Center shown on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. A federal agency says Vermont's largest hospital required a nurse to participate in an abortion over her moral objections. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
August 28, 2019 - 4:53 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest hospital forced a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure over her moral objections in violation of federal law, a government civil rights agency said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington could lose some federal funding if...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 p.m. The ATP says it will look into Nick Kyrgios' comment that the men's tour is "corrupt" to determine whether it fits under its rules governing a "major player offense." Asked after his first-round win at the U.S...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 10:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Ireland's foreign minister says it's too late to renegotiate Britain's departure deal from the European Union. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday reiterated Ireland's opposition to the EU renegotiating the Brexit agreement...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says it will be hard for the leader of Britain's main opposition party to seek a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents of...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the U.K. government's request to suspend Parliament amid a growing crisis over Brexit. The move was not unexpected, as the monarch has steadfastly refused to get involved in politics throughout her long...
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Demonstrators hold signs opposing the recent firings of Cathay Pacific employees as they gather for a demonstration at the Edinburgh Square in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Trade union members in Hong Kong are rallying against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees linked to ongoing pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 28, 2019 - 9:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific Airways, which has fired several employees in the past two weeks after coming under pressure from China over their links to pro-democracy protests. Cathay's situation encapsulates the very...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his final press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 28, 2019 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reports that Britain's leader will suspend Parliament to push through no-deal Brexit (all times local): 11 a.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament In a letter released Wednesday,...
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This undated photo released by Chongyi Feng shows Yang Hengjun and his wife Yuan Xiaoliang. The Australian government said on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, it was "very concerned and disappointed" that the Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on suspicion of espionage. Yang has been in Chinese custody since he arrived in southern China's Guangzhou from New York on Jan. 19, 2019 with his wife Yuan and his 14-year-old stepdaughter. China revealed in July that the 54-year-old academic and former Chinese government official had been detained. (Chongyi Feng via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 4:39 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on suspicion of espionage. Yang Hengjun has been in Chinese custody since he arrived in southern China's Guangzhou from...
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