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GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of leg…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America's sagging coal industry.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed no closer to resolution Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers demanded clarity Wednesday about the Trump administration's position on the use of military force as they sought answers on how the White House plans to address rising tensions with Iran.

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Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who orchestrated the dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River 10 years ago, told a congressional panel that he can "see how crews could have run out of time" during the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes after he struggled to recover the plane in a simula…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in the…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Thursday on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, setting up a new challenge to President Donald Trump's steadfast alliance with the kingdom.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants accused the U.S. government in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to promptly give them copies of their own immigration records, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citizenship.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend's party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media.

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover testified before a House panel hearing on reparations for slavery, bringing a political issue from the campaign trail to the front and center on Capitol Hill.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens became an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday as two leading 2020 candidates offered their endorsements.

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NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men — three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds — in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 29…

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Jerry Colonna, author of "Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up," talks to CNN's Zain Asher about how the qualities that make you successful in the business world will eventually be impediments to your leadership and happiness.

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Ady Barkan, a man with ALS, confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) about Barkan's need for medicare disability benefits ahead of the upcoming vote on the latest version of the GOP tax bill.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others for lawmakers to address compensation for America's blighted heritage of racism and Jim Crow laws.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jane Fonda is joining a group of Hollywood power players to host a fundraiser for presidential candidate Steve Bullock on Thursday, a show of support that could lend credibility among Democratic donors to the little-known Montana governor.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing criticism for pointing to two segregationist senators as examples of colleagues he could work with during an era where "at least there was some civility" in the Senate.

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