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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, protesters hold up anti-Amazon signs during a coalition rally and news conference of elected officials, community organizations and unions opposing the second Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City, in New York. Amid growing concern about the incentives that cities promised Amazon to land its new headquarters, Kentucky lawmakers considered a bill in 2019 to keep the details of Louisville’s failed pitch to the retailer forever secret. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 15, 2020 - 3:44 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Amid growing concern about the expensive incentives promised to Amazon to land its new headquarters, Kentucky lawmakers considered a bill to shield its largest city's failed pitch from public scrutiny. To open government advocates, the effort to hide Louisville's bid was an...
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A man rides a pedal car down what would normally be a busy tourist area in the historic center of Antwerp, Belgium, Saturday, March 14, 2020. Belgium has closed schools, restaurants and bars, as as well as cancelled sporting and cultural events in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 14, 2020 - 5:19 pm
The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed over 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. The vast majority recover. Pentagon officials have laid out new...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question during his press conference about the coronavirus situation in Japan, at the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo Saturday, March 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 14, 2020 - 1:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Lionel Messi has joined a call in Spain by sports figures, who are supporting a public awareness campaign by government authorities and healthcare workers asking the nation’s...
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March 14, 2020 - 11:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained dozens of people at a protest against political repression outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service. The OVD-Info group that monitors arrests at demonstrations in Russia said 49 people were detained on Saturday. It was not...
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Lally Doerrer, left, and neighbors Douglas and Marlene Groll, watch Joe Biden during his Illinois virtual town hall, in her living room Friday, March 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 13, 2020 - 8:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden held a town hall in Illinois — or at least tried to — from 800 miles away in Delaware. Bernie Sanders is staging daily news conferences from Vermont, instead of his usual rallies around the country with thousands of supporters. The global coronavirus pandemic has sent the...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 13, 2020 - 3:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden is holding a town hall in Illinois from 800 miles away in Delaware. Bernie Sanders is staging daily news conferences from Vermont, instead of his usual rallies around the country with thousands of supporters. The global coronovirus pandemic has sent the 2020 presidential...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 12, 2020 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three surveillance powers available to the U.S. government are set to temporarily expire Sunday after a trio of senators opposed a bipartisan House bill that would renew the authorities and impose new restrictions. The Senate will consider the House bill next week, after a delay,...
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Bjoern Hoecke, right, candidate of the far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland, AfD, party for the state governor in German state Thuringia walks way from new elected state governor of the German state Bodo Ramelow, left, of the Left party after the governor elections at the state parliament in Erfurt, Germany, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
March 12, 2020 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says it is formally placing parts of the far-right Alternative for Germany party under surveillance after classifying it as extremist. Thomas Haldenwang, head of Germany's BfV intelligence agency, said Thursday that a radical faction within the...
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Paris mayoral candidate Rachida Dati, who is running as a candidate of the conservative Les Republicains (LR) party in the 2020 Paris mayoral election acknowledges applause during a rally in Paris, Monday, March 9, 2020. Municipal elections will take place on March 15 and 22 throughout France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 12, 2020 - 4:05 am
PARIS (AP) — The battle to win the hearts of Parisians and preside over France's capital from the opulent city hall, has been nasty, and unpredictable. Parisians have been dished up a sex video scandal that triggered the surprise withdrawal of the candidate for President Emmanuel Macron's party, a...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to a meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 11, 2020 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has taken a first step toward addressing errors made by the FBI during its investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia, with the House passing legislation Wednesday that would impose new restrictions on the federal government's surveillance tools. The legislation is a...
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