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South American leaders launch new bloc to replace UnasurSeveral South American presidents have launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke takes a question about the electoral college after a rally at South Carolina State University, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Orangeburg, S.C. The former Texas congressman is making his first trip to this state, which holds the first presidential primary in the South. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
O'Rourke tackles racial issues in first South Carolina visitIn the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls compete before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke is taking on issues of race, telling South Carolina voters he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to help fix them
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Now what? Mueller ends the Russia investigationNow what? Mueller ends the Russia investigation, but the story is far from over
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President Donald Trump calls out to media as he greets people on the tarmac after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, March 22, 2019, at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump intensified attacks on Mueller report before releasePresident Donald Trump intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in the hours before the report was submitted Friday.
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PG&E objects to judge's proposals to prevent wildfiresPacific Gas & Electric Co. is pushing back on a U.S. judge's revised proposal to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires
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FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, Cherry Hill Township Police Officer Patrick Higgins takes part in a taser training session at the Gloucester Township, N.J., Police Training Facility. On Friday, March 22, 2019 a federal judge has ruled that New York's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional. Friday's ruling by a district judge in Utica, N.Y., is the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. (AP Photo/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)
Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutionalA federal judge has ruled that New York's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, the latest in a series of court rulings that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Friday, March 22, 2019. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to present a report to the Justice Department any day now outlining the findings of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Trump campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump . (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The Latest: Six Democratic House chairs demand full reportThe Democratic chairs of six House committees are demanding that the Justice Department release "without delay" the full report it has received from special counsel Robert Mueller
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
The Latest: Detained flight attendant releasedA flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities as she was returning from an international work assignment has been freed from custody
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The Department of Justice Building in Washington, is shown, Friday, March 22, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictmentsSpecial counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptionsThe Michigan attorney general's office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
In this July 27, 2016, file photo, then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perilsThe Russia investigation may be over, but President Donald Trump's problems with inquisitive prosecutors are still far from resolved
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Alaska bistro defaced by racist graffiti, reference to TrumpAn Alaska restaurant has been defaced by racist graffiti that also included a reference to President Donald Trump
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