Executive branch

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. SKavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2018 - 6:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation...
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Supporters of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa carry a makeshift coffin bearing the name of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa during Mnangagwa's inauguration ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed...
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Soldiers laugh during rehearsals for Sundays inauguration of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwas in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding the president's narrow election win and called the inauguration set for Sunday "false," while U.S.-based election observers said the country does not yet have a "tolerant,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Complaints and lawsuits lodged against for-profit colleges are unfolding as DeVos engineers a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape that stands to benefit the multibillion-dollar industry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...
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In this Monday, Aug.. 20, 2018 photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is shown during an interview in his campaign office in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker, an independent, bypassed the primaries and instead gathered signatures to qualify for the general election in November, where he is expected to face Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 22, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The path to the governor's office in Alaska this year may hinge on the oil check given to state residents. Each year, the state distributes checks just for living here — residents' share of the state's oil wealth. For some, it's discretionary money used for new toys, like...
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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 20, 2018 - 2:59 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the inauguration for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Throughout Aretha Franklin’s career, "The Queen of Soul" often returned to Washington - the nation's capital - for performances that at times put her in line with key moments of U.S. History. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
August 19, 2018 - 10:17 am
As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March of Washington. Nearly five decades later, Franklin found herself in Washington and performing "My Country 'Tis...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Aretha Franklin sings during a memorial service for her father and brother, Rev. C.L. and Rev. Cecil Franklin, at New Bethel Baptist Church where they were ministers, in Detroit, Mich. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (Elizabeth Conley/The Detroit News via AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 1:24 p.m. President Donald Trump was among the many mourning the Queen of Soul on Thursday. During a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said: "I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 16, 2018 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn...
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From left, attorney Matt McQuaid, defendant Kenneth Williams, attorney Julie Koehler, attorney Gina Piemonte, defendant Micheail Ward, and attorney Scott Kozicki, stand at the start of the the Hadiya Pendleton murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Williams and Ward are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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