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FILE - In this April 2, 2018 file photo, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, center, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, left, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, speak at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. They announced the campaign is preparing for 40 days of non-violent "direct action" in about 30 states that will climax with a rally in Washington this June. The organization is the rekindling of the campaign to help poor people that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was working on when he was killed April 4, 1968, in Memphis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 15, 2018 - 2:51 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia...
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Gary Horton, at right, president of the Erie chapter of the NAACP, organized about 160 people as they prepared to march from the Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut St., to Perry Square in Erie on Thursday, June 14, 2018. They were taking part in the Poor People's Campaign march, on the 50th anniversary of the original campaign, which was inspired by a speech made by the Rev. Martin Luther King a few days before he was killed in April 1968. Several groups organized Thursday's march in Erie, including the Erie Benedictines for Peace, Erie County United and the Erie chapter of the NAACP, among others. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 2:20 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia...
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People take part in a Gay Pride parade in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 9, 2018. The pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is only motivating them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hopes of seeing same-sex marriage legalized has no chance now in the country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 15, 2018 - 1:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to "promote" the gay rights movement. The country's top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court. The Regional...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on Comey in a confidential memo last year addressed to special counsel Robert Mueller, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest, self-serving and “unbounded by law and regulation.” The June 27, 2017 letter, obtained by The Associated Press, underscores the Trump legal team’s intense effort over the last year to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader it sees as a critical witness against the president. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
June 15, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An inspector general report condemning the FBI's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but also denies total vindication to the president who fired him. The 500-page document stops far short of endorsing the attacks levied at...
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June 14, 2018 - 7:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The private attorneys who represented former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings won't be paid by the state for more than $180,000 of legal bills, a top official decided Thursday. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah...
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June 14, 2018 - 7:15 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The private attorneys who represented former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings won't be paid by the state for more than $180,000 of legal bills, a top official decided Thursday. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah...
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FILE - In this file July 7, 2016, photo then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee to discuss Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. The Justice Department's watchdog faults former Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016 election.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation (all times local): 5:55 p.m. FBI Director Christopher Wray is defending the FBI in response to a scathing inspector general report that heavily...
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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 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The White House plans to cheer on members of Congress at their annual baseball game Thursday night — a year after some Republican players and others were wounded in a shooting spree at a team...
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June 14, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro is accusing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating a ban on political events on school property. Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, filed complaints on Thursday with a state ethics panel and with officials in New York City...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on Comey in a confidential memo last year addressed to special counsel Robert Mueller, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest, self-serving and “unbounded by law and regulation.” The June 27, 2017 letter, obtained by The Associated Press, underscores the Trump legal team’s intense effort over the last year to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader it sees as a critical witness against the president. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
June 14, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016 election, according to two people familiar...
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