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Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump's favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press October 19, 2019
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Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press October 19, 2019
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In the liberal strongholds of Des Moines' west side and the Iowa State University campus in Ames, not once was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked by voters recently about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press October 19, 2019
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Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she's returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press October 19, 2019
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Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara.

By Associated Press October 18, 2019
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The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and BANI SAPRA, AP Economics Writers October 18, 2019
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After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened.

By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press October 18, 2019
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The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer October 18, 2019
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Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday.

By ANDRÉS VILLARREAL and MARÍA VERZA, Associated Press October 18, 2019
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.

By Associated Press October 17, 2019
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The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy.

By Associated Press October 17, 2019
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President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday.

By Associated Press October 17, 2019
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The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria on Thursday said they will abide by a cease-fire agreement announced in Turkey by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

By Associated Press October 17, 2019
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Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

By Associated Press October 17, 2019
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How to select a jury for a trial on the opioid crisis in an area particularly hard hit by addictions and overdoses? That's the challenge facing attorneys and a judge responsible for choosing jurors in the first federal trial over the epidemic.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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The European Union and Britain sought to keep their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit alive on Wednesday despite legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrating negotiators.

By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press October 16, 2019
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A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press October 16, 2019
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At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained carpets.

By TAMMY WEBBER and MARTHA IRVINE, Associated Press October 16, 2019
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When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash.

By Associated Press October 15, 2019
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House Democrats are gauging support for a vote to formally authorize the impeachment inquiry as another official testified Tuesday in the deepening probe of President Donald Trump's efforts to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden.

October 15, 2019
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Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation of its invasion from its Western allies.

By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press October 15, 2019

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