National elections

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of a Democratic presidential campaign to reclaim the White House. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 21, 2018 - 9:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray, right, leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Benghazi Committee. An upcoming Justice Department inspector general report is expected to criticize the FBI over a weeks-long delay in reviewing a newly discovered trove of Hillary Clinton emails in the days before the 2016 presidential election. That’s according to people familiar with the findings, who weren’t authorized to discuss the report before its release and spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 21, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An upcoming report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI leaders for not moving quickly enough to review a trove of Hillary Clinton emails discovered late in the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the findings. The FBI's...
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the 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. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 21, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. policy toward Venezuela (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says an executive order he signed Monday will prevent the Venezuelan government from conducting "fire sales" aimed at liquidating the country's assets. Trump says, "this money belongs to...
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Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro display their nation's flag on the side of a highway to protest the previous day's presidential election which Maduro won, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 21, 2018. Opposition organizers urged people to not participate in the election, which most popular anti-government leaders were banned from running in, and which drew the lowest participation on record for a presidential election in decades. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 21, 2018 - 5:03 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis. The coalition's strategy to sit out the vote succeeded at exposing...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to "immediately set up a meeting" with congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and Director of...
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In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, pro and anti-abortion poster's on lampposts, in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as charged _ and more shadowy _ as unregulated ads of uncertain origin battle to sway voters ahead of Friday's referendum, which could give Irish women the right to end their pregnancies for the first time. The emotive campaign took a twist this month when Facebook and Google look last-minute decisions to restrict or remove ads relating to the abortion vote. It is the latest response to global concern about social media's role in influencing political campaigns for the U.S. presidency and Brexit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 21, 2018 - 4:56 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Lou Holtz speaks at the Manufacturer & Business Association's 112th Annual Event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday, May 21, 2018, the two sides came to an amicable resolution. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News, via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the 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 exploding. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and ramped up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government. The White House announced that President Donald Trump had signed an executive order...
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In this Jan. 12, 1966, photo provided by the White House, President Lyndon B. Johnson prepares for his State of the Union address with, from left, Richard Goodwin, former presidential assistant called back from Wesleyan University to help on the speech, Jack Valenti and Joseph A. Califano, Jr. at the White House in Washington. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Mass. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer. (AP Photo/The White House)
May 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening at age 86. Goodwin, the...
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