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A man walks past a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 20, 2017 - 4:10 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated...
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September 20, 2017 - 3:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An AP review finds a trail of payments from the chemical industry, lobbyists and others to the man nominated to oversee chemical safety at the EPA. Michael L. Dourson once had Dow Chemical, Koch Industries and Chevron among clients of his research group. The group produced work...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 20, 2017 - 1:07 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations as world leaders tackle a wide range of crises and challenges on the...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published...
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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, heads through a subway corridor at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Burr says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant “seems to have been less than forthcoming” with Congress.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 19, 2017 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Tuesday that...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. The initial Republican effort crashed in July in the GOP-run Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after that defeat that he'd not revisit the issue without the votes to succeed. Graham and Cassidy are leading the new GOP charge and they'd transform much of Obama's law into block grants and let states decide how to spend the money. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 19, 2017 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional health care legislation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Congressional Budget Office says it won't be able to provide crucial projections about the impact of the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law until...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:43 am
VIENNA (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran and five other nations if it deems that the International Atomic Energy Agency is not tough enough in monitoring it. Iran, however, said the greatest threat to the...
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September 18, 2017 - 4:46 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital's legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at the expense of candidates linked to the gambling industry. The results released early Monday are a surprising sign of faith in...
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