Politics

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  • By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement.

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  • By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing.

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  • By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission approved an alternative route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state on Monday, removing the last major regulatory obstacle to building the long-delayed $8 billion project.

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  • By HOPE YEN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide…

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  • By JAY REEVES Associated Press
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold.

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  • By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.

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  • By The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. A look …

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  • By MATTHEW DALY and JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He was the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegation…

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  • By STEVE PEOPLES and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive.

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  • By MATTHEW DALY and KYLE POTTER Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Colleagues, including fellow Democrats, urged a Senate ethics investigation.

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  • By ADAM BEAM Associated Press
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses …

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  • By STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With President Donald Trump standing on the sidelines, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict — not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.

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  • By KIMBERLY CHANDLER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — National Republicans, including one of the biggest voices in conservative media, are pressuring Alabama's GOP to stop a defiant Roy Moore from persisting in his campaign for the Senate. Many are voicing hopes that President Donald Trump can use his clout to resolve a …

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation or exit the Alabama race.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City coffee company has been lauded by conservatives after coffee-machine maker Keurig drew anger from the right when it pulled its ads from Sean Hannity's Fox News program over his coverage of an Alabama U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.

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  • By ALAN FRAM and KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Roy Moore's support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to his effort to win an open Senate seat that suddenly seems up for grabs.

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  • By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are confronted with a limited, unappealing set of options in responding to Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is caught up in allegations of sexual misconduct.

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  • By CHAD DAY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian state-funded TV channel RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government, documents released Monday show.

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  • By HOPE YEN and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago and that neither Democrats nor Republicans want to see him win a special Senate election.

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  • By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest sexual harassment.