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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a person pauses in front of Stars of David with the names of those killed in a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of “domestic terrorism,” adding momentum to a debate about whether such attacks should be classified and tried in the same way as crimes against America by foreign terrorist groups and their supporters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of "domestic terrorism," adding...
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FILE - This Friday, May 17, 2019 file photo shows a vial of a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in Mount Vernon, Ohio. On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the first U.S. government report on mumps in migrant detention facilities say the virus has spread through 57 facilities in 19 states since September with new cases continuing as detainees are taken into custody or transferred. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 29, 2019 - 1:02 pm
A government report says mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday new mumps cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities. As of last week, outbreaks...
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Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks during a press conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
August 29, 2019 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Reform Committee is objecting to the Trump administration's decision to block committee staffers from conducting additional visits at 11 border detention facilities after visits last week revealed serious problems. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019 file photo, former FARC rebel Seuxis Hernandez, also known as Jesus Santrich, flashes a victory sign at journalists as he attends a session of the Chamber of Representatives at the Colombian congress in Bogota, Colombia. Hernandez along with a group of former peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced in a video published Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, that they are taking up arms again following what they considered the failure of conservative President Ivan Duque to guarantee their political rights after the signing of a landmark peace deal. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 29, 2019 - 10:11 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced Thursday that he and a small cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Ivan Duque of failing to uphold the 2016 accord that sought to end a half century of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. A handful of struggling Democratic presidential hopefuls are bracing for bad news as the window to qualify for the party’s next debate closes quickly. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 29, 2019 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 photo, a crowd of people attend an election campaign rally of German Alternative for Germany, AfD, party for the Saxony state elections in Bautzen, Germany. Two elections in eastern Germany's states Brandenburg and Saxony on Sept. 1, 2019, look set to bring big gains for the far-right Alternative for Germany party and another blow to the traditional parties that form the national government. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 29, 2019 - 3:16 am
BAUTZEN, Germany (AP) — As the sun sets over the medieval towers of Bautzen, crowds flock to the market square. Most are old, white men. A few wave German flags as they gather for a rally with leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Supporters of the party, which hopes to make big...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, then-Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Martha McSally speaks with voters at Chase's diner in Chandler, Ariz. A Phoenix-area businessman says he will challenge McSally in next year's Republican primary. Daniel McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 that Congress needs "conservative outsiders to step in and push back quickly." His challenge could pose a serious threat to McSally, who was appointed to finish John McCain's Senate term. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman said Wednesday he'll challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in the Republican primary, setting up a potential threat to GOP efforts to hold onto John McCain's former Senate seat. Daniel McCarthy, who founded a cosmetics company and real-estate brokerage with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019 file photo Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration has unveiled new rules that will make it harder for children of some immigrants serving in the military to obtain citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released updated guidance Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, that appears to mostly affect non-citizen service members. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci,File)
August 28, 2019 - 9:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules that will make it harder for children of some immigrants serving in the military to obtain citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released updated guidance Wednesday that appears to mostly affect non-citizen...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Gillibrand says she's dropping out of 2020 presidential race amid low polling, fundraising struggles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 28, 2019 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles. "I know this isn't...
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