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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks about a proposal from the International Olympic Committee to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo, during a regular press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans, made without consulting the city or local organizers, to move the marathon 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid Tokyo’s summer heat. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 12:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the city or local organizers — to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to Sapporo to avoid the capital's summer heat. The...
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hong Kong authorities disqualified high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections, in the latest sign of deepening division in the semiautonomous Chinese city wracked by months of protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 29, 2019 - 12:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities barred high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election, and the city's leader ruled out political solutions before the end of the violent protests gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The developments Tuesday were likely to further...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, at the McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his visit to Chicago (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A crowd of protesters numbering well into the thousands has gathered outside Trump Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Kept across the Chicago River by police, they shouted slogans like "lock him up...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 28, 2019 - 10:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump used a conference of police chiefs on Monday to slam the host city as "embarrassing to us as a nation" under the leadership of its top cop, who skipped the event over disagreements with Trump's immigration policies. Trump has frequently criticized Chicago for...
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Claudia Lopez with the Green Alliance celebrates her election victory as mayor of Bogota, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Colombians went to the polls to choose mayors, state governors and local assemblies. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
October 27, 2019 - 7:39 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's capital city elected its first female mayor Sunday in what is being hailed as an important advancement for both women and LGBT rights. Claudia López won the race for mayor of Bogota on a platform promising to combat corruption and advance equal rights for minority...
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FILE - In an April 11, 2016 file photo, Congressman John Conyers is seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit. Detroit police say the former congressman died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. He was 90. ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 27, 2019 - 3:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile...
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Anti-government protesters march demanding a second round presidential election in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for incumbent Evo Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 26, 2019 - 8:05 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday he'd welcome an international audit of his disputed re-election and if vote fraud is found he would call a second round of voting. Electoral authorities say the socialist leader narrowly won enough votes Sunday to avoid a December...
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A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Lebanese security forces pushed and dragged away protesters who refused to move from roadblocks in central Beirut on Saturday, to reopen roads closed during a campaign of civil disobedience. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 26, 2019 - 7:40 am
BEIRUT (AP) — In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens to a question during a campaign stop, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
October 24, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — For much of the year, Pete Buttigieg has glided through the Democratic presidential campaign, raising stunning amounts of money, impressing many with his calm eloquence and gaining ground in early voting Iowa. Now he is starting to pay the price of success. New to national...
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Suspended Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis enters the courtroom with his wife, Amy, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. Lewis, 43, said he did not plan to have sex with his young female assistant at an out-of-town budget conference, but one thing led to another after they went out for drinks and ended up in her hotel room.(Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP, Pool)
October 24, 2019 - 8:43 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff faces up to a year in prison and will lose his job after a jury found him guilty Thursday of misconduct in office. A Greenville jury deliberated more than four hours before splitting its verdicts, finding suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis...
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