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July 16, 2019 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens...
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AP
July 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments'' against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a...
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Bernie Loubier
July 14, 2019 - 11:14 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is leading an oversight visit to a holding center for detaining migrant children in Florida. The Democrat plans to visit a facility in Homestead, Florida. She'll be joined by 10 of her Democratic colleagues Monday. DeLauro leads a House...
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AP
July 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on Barry (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities say Tropical Storm Barry is unlikely to push the Mississippi River over the levees that protect the city of New Orleans. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official Mark Wingate told reporters on a conference call Saturday...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, right, accompanied President Donald Trump, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. Trump says Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to step down, move comes in wake of handling of Jeffrey Epstein case. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 12, 2019 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the lengthy list of departures from President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing...
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AP
July 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal has introduced new legislation aiming to prevent U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting immigrants living in the country illegally in safe spaces.
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AP
July 11, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census (all times local): 6 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says the federal government is abandoning its efforts to inquire about citizenship status on the census due to logistics,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, actor Rip Torn attends the New York premiere of "Marie Antoinette." Award-winning television, film and theater actor Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
AP
July 10, 2019 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with...
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AP
July 06, 2019 - 5:52 pm
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren't worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major aftershocks in the days and even months to come. No...
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