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Outgoing President Raul Castro raises his arms in celebration after Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018.  Castro passed Cuba's presidency to Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in nearly six decades. He remains head of the powerful Communist Party that oversees political and social activities. (Adalberto Roque/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Russia, China congratulate Cuba on new presidentRussia and China are among the countries sending congratulations to Cuba as a new president takes office on the island while the U.S. expressed "disappointment" over the event
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Salvini travels to Molise ahead of regional elections
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Five-Star-League government possible says Di Maio
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has endorsed Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted April 19, 2018, that the sitting congresswoman is a “wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her.”  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bidPresident Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee
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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A notice being published Friday, April 20, 2018, in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge. Oil and gas drilling in the pristine area in northeastern Alaska is a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step aheadThe Trump administration is moving forward on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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FILE--In this Sept. 13, 2017, file ph too, California Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, left, talks with fellow Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, of Campbell, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Low says he authored a bill Thursday, April 19, 2018, to crack down on people selling conversion therapy as a way to change someone's sexual orientation because conversion therapy has been proven ineffective and harmful. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapySelling or advertising sexual orientation change therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington. A person familiar with the matter says the referral was sent to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia. It does not mean that McCabe will be charged. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
AP source: Fired FBI deputy chief facing criminal referralThe Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington
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Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruptionGuatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is queried by reporters about changing his vote to yes on President Trump's nomination of Oklahoma congressman James Bridenstine to run NASA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmationThe Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA
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Former FBI director James Comey arrives at a Barnes & Noble book store to speak to an audience Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to CongressThe Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, relenting as House Republicans threatened to subpoena the documents and criticized department officials
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Attorney general hopeful hires man convicted in fraud caseCampaign finance paperwork shows that the Democratic nominee for Illinois attorney general has hired a former employee of imprisoned ex-Gov
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