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August 23, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. The American Civil Liberties Union is reeling from criticism for its role in defending the right of white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesvile. After that rally left a counter protester dead, some critics said the ACLU had blood on its hands. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in the ACLU's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. The American Civil Liberties Union is reeling from criticism for its role in defending the right of white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesvile. After that rally left a counter protester dead, some critics said the ACLU had blood on its hands. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in the ACLU's...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place...
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FILE - In this March 26, 1979 file photo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House as they completed signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Washington’s surprise decision on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and disappointment on both sides. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and...
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FILE - In this March 26, 1979 file photo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House as they completed signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Washington’s surprise decision on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and disappointment on both sides. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank. Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank. Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons...
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