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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. Cordeiro has been the right-hand man of outgoing president Sunil...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 12:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. Cordeiro has been the right-hand man of outgoing president Sunil...
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February 10, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. Cordeiro has been the right-hand man the past two years of outgoing...
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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, left, walks out of the Oval Office as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and campaign volunteer Shane Bouvet, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The White House has announced who will replace former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned this week amid domestic abuse allegations. Former deputy staff secretary Derek Lyons...
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South African President Jacob Zuma leaves parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018. Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appears to be getting closer with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is expected to replace him, saying he anticipates a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with Zuma. (AP Photo/Brenton Geach)
February 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The drama over whether South African President Jacob Zuma soon will leave office because of corruption allegations is overshadowing commemorations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth. Top leaders of the ruling African National Congress won't take part in events leading up...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in a dozen states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 09, 2018 - 6:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney...
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South African President Jacob Zuma leaves parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018. Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appears to be getting closer with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is expected to replace him, saying he anticipates a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with Zuma. (AP Photo/Brenton Geach)
February 09, 2018 - 6:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The drama over whether South African President Jacob Zuma soon will leave office because of corruption allegations is overshadowing commemorations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth. Top leaders of the ruling African National Congress won't take part in events leading up...
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February 09, 2018 - 12:04 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, Russian celebrity TV host Ksenia Sobchak, who wants to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 18 presidential election, speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. The daughter of Putin's patron in the 1990s, the late reformist mayor of St. Petersburg, she has assailed the Kremlin's policies but avoided personal criticism of Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 08, 2018 - 8:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's election officials have registered eight candidates for the March 18 presidential election, including President Vladimir Putin. With his approval ratings topping 80 percent and rivals trailing far behind, Putin is set to easily win a fourth term. Putin's most vocal critic,...
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