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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Zora Braun gestures to people as cars drive by a location where they can sign petitions in support of marijuana in Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 30, 2018. The Oklahoma State Department of Health's online application system for medical marijuana licenses in the state will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 25, 2018 - 7:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1,600 people and businesses applied for Oklahoma medical marijuana licenses on the first day that applications were made available. The online application system went live at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.OMMA.ok.gov for all potential medical marijuana patients, growers,...
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Pope Francis waves from a car as he leaves Dublin Castle at the end of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 7:00 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11 p.m. Pope Francis is facing a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland. Even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" has been dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ROME (AP) — Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of...
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August 25, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump's efforts to "promote more efficient" government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders "undermine federal employees' right to bargain collectively" under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji...
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Supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement hold their banners during a demonstration at the Kungsholmstorg square in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. More than 200 supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement have staged a rally in the Swedish capital, chanting slogans and waving the group’s green and white flags. A six-hour-long rally was approved by police who had deployed a strong security presence around Kungsholmstorg square. But after just a few hours the crowds wilted and a march was canceled. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 4:49 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 200 supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement have staged a rally in the Swedish capital, chanting slogans and waving the group's green-and-white flags. A six-hour rally was approved by Swedish police, who deployed a strong security presence around Stockholm's...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Six women and six ailing men have left an Italian coast guard vessel that has docked for days in Sicily. But some 138 migrants who were rescued with them nine days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea weren't...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Audrey Sue-Matsumoto, right, holds tickets as she poses for photos with her mother Alice Sue while interviewed outside of a movie theater after watching the movie Crazy Rich Asians in Daly City, Calif. It was Alice Sue's second time watching the movie. When "Crazy Rich Asians" surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat. It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 25, 2018 - 1:45 pm
When "Crazy Rich Asians" surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat: It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats. Younger Asian-Americans have been flocking with their parents to see the first movie...
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In this June 30, 2018 photo, Councilwoman Marcela Huanca cries as she relates the bullying she suffered from the mayor and his family, in Escoma, Bolivia. The South American country has a high percentage of women in municipal positions, and the world's second-highest number of women in parliament, according to the United Nations. But reports of political violence against women are on the rise. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
August 25, 2018 - 1:34 pm
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But some male Bolivian politicians have resisted the change,...
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Devin Del Palacio, second from right, a Democrat running for the Arizona House of Representatives, speaks during an African-American candidates forum along with Democrat mayoral candidate Tim Seay, left, Justice of the Peace candidate Sharon Sauls, second from left, and Democrat candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission Kiana Maria Sears, right, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. They join at least 30 African-Americans running for local, state and federal office in Arizona this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 25, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — At least 30 African-Americans are running for offices in Arizona this year, a milestone that some political observers say is a result of increased engagement and a new pipeline of leadership. State Rep. Reginald Bolding is one of two African-American lawmakers currently serving in...
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