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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his wife Iriana wave during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. (AP Photo/Dita Alangakara, File)
September 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals have swelled national pride, boosting the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The 2-week games ended Saturday with Indonesia fourth on the medal table behind China, Japan and South...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 02, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn't on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans and he's raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6. His...
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Front from left, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden listen during a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. McCain died Aug. 25, from brain cancer at age 81. Back row, second from right is former Texas Senator Phil Gramm and third from left is former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories mixed with humor, grief and lessons on civility marked Sen. John McCain's memorial service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, the last event in Washington of the five-day farewell tour. A few scenes: THE RESPECT OF RIVALS Keep on talking, even to rivals. That was...
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Supporters of Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read "Free Lula" during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the trial against the candidacy of the jailed former president continues, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Brazil's general elections will be held on October 7. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
September 01, 2018 - 6:26 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's main leftist party said Saturday it's sticking with former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate even though the electoral court has thrown him off the ballot for an election just five weeks away. Da Silva's vice presidential running mate,...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Saturday with two Iraqi leaders to express support for Iraq's efforts to form a "moderate, nationalist" government that would serve all Iraqis, his spokeswoman said. The results of Iraq's parliamentary elections were ratified two weeks ago,...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 9:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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Supporters of Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read "Free Lula" during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the trial against the candidacy of the jailed former president continues, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Brazil's general elections will be held on October 7. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 31, 2018 - 9:07 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil's October presidential election by the country's electoral court despite easily leading in the polls — a ruling that adds uncertainty to the race to lead Latin America's largest nation, leaving no clear...
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In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrives for a closed hearing of the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former British spy told Ohr, a senior Justice Department lawyer, at a breakfast meeting on July 30, 2016, that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 3:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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President Donald Trump speaks to a group of supporters at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
August 30, 2018 - 7:55 pm
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Casting the midterms as a referendum on his agenda, President Donald Trump urged Indiana Republicans on Thursday to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is "not going to vote for us on anything." Trump, who is kicking up his campaign travel as the midterm...
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