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FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare campaigns as a bill on farming and food industry arrives at Parliament. They want a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens and mandatory cameras in slaughterhouses to be introduced in the proposed law, which will begin to be discussed at National Assembly on Tuesday May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)
May 21, 2018 - 11:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. Thirteen animal rights associations have called on...
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In this May 20, 2018, photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams participates in a debate against Stacey Evans in Atlanta. In Georgia, black women will likely factor into one of the country's marquee political contests. The Democratic race for governor features two women, and candidate Abrams is running to become the first black woman ever elected governor in America. (AP Photo/John Amis)
May 21, 2018 - 12:09 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's upcoming primary election presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor's mansion in a Republican-controlled state. A win Tuesday for either Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans — both lawyers and...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, holding a copy of the country's constitution, addresses supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, after electoral officials declared he was re-elected on Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 11:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro showed his ID after voting during presidential elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Amidst hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine Maduro is seeking a second six-year term in an election that a growing chorus of foreign governments refuse to recognize after key opponents were barred from running. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 11:25 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to join him for a dialogue about the country's future. Maduro...
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File - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his campaign and whether any demands came from the Obama administration. Trump tweeted Sunday, May 20: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 20, 2018 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its...
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File - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his campaign and whether any demands came from the Obama administration. Trump tweeted Sunday, May 20: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 20, 2018 - 9:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's probe into Russian election meddling (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign. The extraordinary...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Adam Putnam, Republican gubernatorial candidate makes a campaign stop at Kimmins Contracting in Tampa, Fla. Florida’s wide-open race for governor won’t be decided for another six months, but it’s already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state’s campaign finance laws. Florida Grown, a political committee linked to Putnam, has raised millions, much of it coming from large donations from companies such as Publix, Florida Power & Light and Disney. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
May 20, 2018 - 11:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws. Campaigns are interpreting the law so liberally...
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May 20, 2018 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free...
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File-This May 15, 2018, file photo shows ranking Member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asking a question about separation of children from their parents at the border, of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill says that classified discussions she can’t share publicly persuaded her to vote against the new CIA director. McCaskill is one of the few Democrats facing difficult re-elections to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel. She was confirmed Thursday, may 17, 2018, after a debate about her role in the CIA’s torture program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 19, 2018 - 11:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director but said the specific reasons were classified. McCaskill was one of the few Democrats facing a difficult re-election this fall to oppose the...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon speaks during her first campaign stop after announcing she would challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York's progressive Working Families Party is expected to formally endorse the "Sex and the City" actress as its gubernatorial candidate. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 19, 2018 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The small, progressive party held its annual convention at Harlem's First...
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