Government and politics

German chancellor Angela Merkel, front left, is accompanied by Stralsund mayor Alexander Badrow, third right, as she takes a stroll through the old town of Stralsund, at the Baltic Sea, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 one day ahead of Germany's general elections on Sunday. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 10:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday's national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters. Merkel is seeking a fourth term in office and her conservative bloc of the Christian Democratic Party...
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French President Emmanuel Macron signs documents in front of the media to promulgate a new labor bill in his office at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Macron has signed Friday five decrees paving the way to the implementation of labor measures aimed at boosting growth, his first major reform since his election. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 8:35 am
PARIS (AP) — French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon rallied disaffected voters Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections, amid spreading discontent with Macron's vision of a more business-friendly economy. Thousands gathered at the iconic Place de la Bastille...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, a new monument of Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov is unveiled during an official ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
September 23, 2017 - 7:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. The monument features a towering statue of Kalashnikov and an adjacent...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to board Air Force One to travel to Huntsville, Ala., for a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to board Air Force One to travel to Huntsville, Ala., for a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries...
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President Donald Trump, center, greets U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 6:42 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a "swamp" fighter without close ties to GOP leaders. Before...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives at the dedication ceremony of Michigan State University's new Grand Rapids Medical Research Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that...
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September 23, 2017 - 12:00 am
Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold' Trump...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's names printed on a ballot on a voting machine to be used in the upcoming election, in Philadelphia. The federal government on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 22, 2017 - 11:58 pm
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 22, 2017 - 11:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned...
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