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A man holds on to the border wall along the beach, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. Ready to make his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian as well as security concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince America he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 08, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump aimed to use a prime-time address Tuesday to convince Americans he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a cabinet meeting in Downing street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament narrowly approved financial roadblocks that are designed to make it more difficult for the country to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal, giving a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's government Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 303-296 to back a Finance Bill...
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January 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York unveiled new measures Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption problems in a state where 30 lawmakers have left office facing criminal or ethical allegations since 2000. A proposed state constitutional amendment suggested by Sen. Liz Krueger, a...
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Pro-Europe demonstrators protests outside parliament in London, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019. The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain's Parliament has dealt the government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a "no-deal" Brexit more difficult. Legislators on...
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Two people embrace on the U.S. side of the border, seen through the border wall Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, seen from along the beach in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday the White House is looking into the legality of declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction on President Donald Trump's long-promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 07, 2019 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham, and three other members, is expected to be introduced this week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. The legislation sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and three other members is expected to be introduced...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, foreground, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, walk up the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House complex, to a meeting with staff members of House and Senate leadership, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 06, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Talks led by Vice President Mike Pence to resolve the government shutdown have failed to reach an agreement over President Donald Trump's demand for money from Congress for a border wall with Mexico. Democrats say...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, voices his view during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas. Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republicans' rocky 2018 will soften one of the most hard-right statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns to work Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
January 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More than a year...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, as Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listen, after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 04, 2019 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has declared he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" after he and Democratic leaders again failed to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018 file photo, traffic moves slowly during a winter storm in downtown Bismarck, N.D. It is illegal in North Dakota to idle an unattended vehicle but the law is widely ignored in a state known for its brutal winters.Republican Rep. Daniel Johnston is sponsoring a bill that would make it legal for residents to routinely warm up their vehicles in the winter without being in them. The proposed measure would reverse a law on the books since the 1940s that he says the law goes against the will of the people. The current law carries a maximum $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
January 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When the winds howl and the bone-numbing cold sets in, scores of North Dakotans willingly become lawbreakers by warming up their vehicles without being in them, ignoring a potential $1,500 state fine and 30 days in jail. "It's ineffective. The people ignore it. Let's get rid...
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