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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 18, 2017 - 4:27 am
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. Assemblywoman Garcia, said legislative leadership has taken positive steps toward empowering more women, but that work is far from done. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 18, 2017 - 1:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. The open letter from nearly 150 women posted...
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October 18, 2017 - 1:16 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan electoral commissioner announced her resignation on Wednesday and said the presidential vote just eight days away cannot credibly proceed as planned. Roselyn Akombe issued a statement from New York, but it was not clear if she had fled there. She said electoral...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott walks off the field after losing to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys return from their bye with Elliott suspended and on orders from the NFL to be away from the team. In New York, his legal team is trying again to get an injunction that would stop his six-game suspension. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
October 17, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension,...
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President Donald Trump's image is seen projected on a screen as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 17, 2017 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took his tax sales pitch to a conservative think tank Tuesday evening, arguing his plan would be a boon to the economy, boosting growth and jobs. "Let's give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax relief," Trump told the annual meeting of...
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Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rest on embankments after spending a night in the open as they have been prevented from moving ahead towards refugee camps by Bangladesh border guard soldiers at Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Witnesses say a new wave of refugees started crossing the border over the weekend. An Associated Press photographer saw thousands of newcomers near one border crossing Tuesday. Several said that they were stopped by Bangladeshi border guards and spent the night in muddy rice fields. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
October 17, 2017 - 8:26 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh (all times local): 5 a.m. Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. The human rights group...
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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2005 file photo, Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles. Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist," claims Bob Weinstein made continued romantic overtures, according to a story published Tuesday by Variety. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a former executive producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist,"...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, Donna Karan attends the 2017 Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards in New York. Karan says she is apologetic and embarrassed about the remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online in wake of allegations against fallen mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Donna Karan is begging forgiveness for her on-camera victim shaming when she was asked last week about the case of fallen entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein. She told Women's Wear Daily in an interview published Monday that her comments were "stupid" in suggesting...
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