Government and politics

FILE - In a Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is photographed at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Some women, and men, worry that the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about harassment could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Sandberg recently wrote that she hoped the outcry over misconduct doesn't "have the unintended consequence of holding women back." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some men see a simple strategy for stemming sexual misconduct at work: Just avoid one-on-one interactions with women. The idea has gained new currency after an avalanche of allegations against influential men in entertainment, media and politics this fall. But some women, and men,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 7:18 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the Alabama Senate seat (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Alabama Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones is using the words of the state's senior GOP senator in his last-minute push for votes. In a Sunday night speech at a Huntsville church, Jones...
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December 10, 2017 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America." In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as "false and defamatory stories" by the "Fake News Media." "They are out of control - correct reporting...
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Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones speaks during a "get out the vote rally," Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 10, 2017 - 3:44 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle...
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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), activist and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow speaks in Oslo City Hall after the ICAN officially received the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Oslo, Norway. (Terje Bendiksby/ NTB scanpix via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 2:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year's Nobel's Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the U.S. bomb devastated her Japanese city...
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December 10, 2017 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. "I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be...
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Northern League (Lega Nord) party leader Matteo Salvini attends a demonstration opposing easier Italian citizenship for foreigners, in Rome, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 10 2017. The leader of a right-wing party used a rally opposing easier Italian citizenship for foreigners to push for national power in elections. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 12:41 pm
ROME (AP) — The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be "splendid" if he wins national elections and his government can issue one-way tickets home to undeserving refugees. Matteo Salvini...
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Police block supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili who are gathered outside the police station where Saakashvili was taken on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The words on a poster of Saakashvili reads 'Poroshenko, free Saakashvili!' Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to demand his release from jail. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
December 10, 2017 - 9:24 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in the Ukrainian capital Sunday, demanding his release from jail and calling for the country's president to be impeached. Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia turned opposition leader in...
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Dora, Ala. Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they're voting for Moore for U.S. Senate, but the state's senior U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby didn't vote for Moore. Polls show Moore in a tight race with Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 8:13 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate. "I have stated both...
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Mississippi flag demonstrators stand along a ledge at the Energy Plaza where the state's bicentennial celebration and the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, was held, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The protesters are seeking the removal of the Confederate battle flag emblem from the flag and support a different symbol entirely. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate emblem. And...
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