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French student Marie Laguerre, 22, poses during an interview with the Associated Press Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Paris. A video of a man striking Laguerre after she responded to obscene sounds he made as she passed by him in Paris went viral in France this week. French lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that expands the criminal definition of child rape and outlaws sex harassment on the street, measures the government described as a signal of deep social change. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)
August 02, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who is becoming a symbol of sexual harassment on France's streets said Thursday that a new law banning offensive comments and behavior isn't enough to stop them. Marie Laguerre said she has received messages of thanks from women and men for posting a video of a man...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has given final congressional approval to a $716 billion defense policy bill that would raise military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay hike in nine years. The bill is named after McCain, who is away from Congress battling brain cancer. McCain issued a statement after the vote saying he was proud of the bill and humbled that his colleagues named it after him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 01, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a $716 billion defense policy bill that would raise military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay hike in nine years. The 87-10 vote sends the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump's expected signature. The...
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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions witnesses as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2018 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday approved a catch-all spending bill that funds a wide swath of government programs, from Interior and environment to agriculture, transportation, housing, Treasury and federal courts. The $154.2 billion measure combines four spending bills into one and...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, seated right row second from right, together with his lawyers, the jury, seated left, and the U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, back center, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye, standing, during opening arguments in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 8:56 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against the former Trump campaign chairman. Prosecutor Uzo...
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FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Congressional auditors say about 30 million people will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax withholding tables for employers were put together by the government early 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax...
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FILE – In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator. They also claimed in a court filing that the state’s recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional and should not be applied retroactively. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court will consider whether the state can lawfully designate certain sex offenders as sexually violent predators, as it's seeking to do in the case of Bill Cosby. Cosby's attorneys also are challenging the constitutionality of the law. But the state...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. Bucknell University has removed references on its website to alumnus and CBS chief executive Moonves amid sexual harassment allegations against him. The New Yorker magazine published the allegations from several women Friday, July 27, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 3:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern California have declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS head Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired. The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to report three...
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July 31, 2018 - 12:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police are starting to enforce a new law that targets slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways. The Idaho Press reported Monday that two drivers have been cited as of July 27 for driving too slowly in the passing lane since the law took effect July 1. Idaho State...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the State Prize awards ceremony in Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Putin. They want to shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
July 31, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump's approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain...
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