Inaugurations

In this Sept. 30, 2019 photo, Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump participate in an Armed Forces welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Aides to Vice President Mike Pence are disputing a whistleblower’s characterization of his decision not to attend Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s inauguration earlier this year. And they say he never discussed President Donald Trump’s potential Democratic rival Joe Biden in their repeated conversations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2019 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Vice President Mike Pence to cancel his plans to attend the inauguration of Ukraine’s new president earlier this year after initially pushing for him to go, according to a person familiar with the matter. But aides to Pence disputed that, blaming...
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President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 06, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't make mistakes. At least according to him. Trump's relentless justifications of his erroneous warnings that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama on Sunday, which created days of ridicule and skepticism, are just the latest example of the president's...
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A plaque commemorating the site of the first NFL football game stands in Triangle Park, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
July 27, 2019 - 5:37 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — What's regarded as the NFL's first game didn't involve Lions, Bengals or Bears. Instead, the Triangles and Panhandles went at it on an October afternoon in a triangle-shaped park at the confluence of two rivers. "They had a way with nicknames back then," Cincinnati Bengals owner...
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July 06, 2019 - 2:49 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia. A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her hometown of Sevnica, drawing mixed reactions from the locals. The rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a linden tree,...
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African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather for the swearing-in ceremony for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on the corruption that contributed to the ruling ANC' s weakest election showing in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged the country to pursue "an extraordinary feat of human endeavor" as he was sworn in for a five-year term with a delicate fight against government corruption ahead of him. "The challenges our country face are huge...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with the lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling a snap election in two months. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 1:57 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...
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Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks during her inauguration ceremony Monday, May 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
May 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't...
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New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, walks after inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, promised to tackle the economic stagnation that has left millions in poverty and immediately disbanded the parliament that he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Even before he disbanded the Supreme Rada, which had been one of his campaign promises, the 41-year-old Zelenskiy had upended the traditions of Ukrainian politics. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
May 20, 2019 - 2:40 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president, a comedian before he turned to statecraft, made a dramatic entrance to the political stage Monday by disbanding parliament minutes after his inauguration. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month, justified his contentious decision on the...
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May 18, 2019 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president. Zelenskiy is a popular comedian with no political experience. He defeated President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff last month by winning 73 percent of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had...
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