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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for her party's nomination for an open Senate seat, suggested the announcement that McCain was ending medical treatment was intended to hurt her campaign hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters were nominating candidates Tuesday to replace one of President Donald Trump's fiercest critics in the Senate, a primary contest amid increasing political change in a closely watched political battleground. The weekend death of Sen. John McCain, who represented Arizona...
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August 28, 2018 - 7:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, wants to do away with a provision in the federal tax code that bars religious organizations and pastors from endorsing or opposing political candidates. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:03 pm
A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to stem the abuse, calling it an "evil" caused by "a loss of moral leadership." The National Review Board called for an investigation led by...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, people stand at the border between Venezuela, right, and Brazil, near the Brazilian city of Pacaraima, in Roraima state. The poor state in northern Brazil, which is at the center of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, had the highest homicide rate in Brazil in the first six months of the year, according to data published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer announced Tuesday that he'll deploy the military to restore order in a state at the heart of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, as new data showed a surge in killings that meant the state now has the highest homicide rate in the country. Between January...
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August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidential candidate. Now, Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo will square off Wednesday in their only scheduled...
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FILE -- In this file photo from Monday, May 6, 2013, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laughs as he and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, cross paths in the Russell Senate Office Building, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer of New York said in a statement he plans to introduce a resolution to rename that Senate office building after the war hero. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
August 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to rename the Senate's oldest office building for John McCain ran into resistance Tuesday from Republican senators reluctant to take away an honor already bestowed on an earlier Senate titan — and a leader of Southern senators during a tumultuous era in the nation's...
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In this April 10, 2018 photo, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation archeologists show artifacts and discuss what they know about one of the first enslaved Africans to live in English North America in Jamestown, Va. They’re at the excavation site of a house where an enslaved woman named Angela lived in the 1600s. A new tour at the site of the historic Jamestown colony encourages visitors to consider the beginnings of American slavery. It’s part of a broader national effort to reckon with slavery’s legacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 28, 2018 - 4:28 pm
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later. "Freedom over...
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Pope Francis gestures as he answers to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report...
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El féretro de Aretha Franklin yace en el Museo de Historia Afroamericana Charles H. Wright en Detroit para durante velorio público el martes 28 de agosto del 2018. Franklin murió el 16 de agosto del 2018 de cáncer pancreático. Tenía 76 años. (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. The funeral home providing services for Aretha Franklin says the legendary singer paid the expenses of many families who could not afford to bury their...
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August 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threating to carry out a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge. An-Tso Sun appeared in federal court Tuesday where he was arraigned and entered a guilty plea. Sentencing is set...
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