Political organizations

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) speaks during his party's electoral convention ahead of the Oct.21 local elections, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The leader of Poland's conservative political party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, says he wants the country to be like western EU nations "in every respect" over the next two decades. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
September 02, 2018 - 8:09 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, said Sunday he wants the country to remain in the EU so it can become like western European nations "in every respect." Jaroslaw Kaczynski's declaration opened the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Attorney Bill Burck walks to court in Richmond, Va. Burck is the Republican power player little known outside of Washington who's played a pivotal role in several controversies roiling Washington, including the fight over documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 02, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. He's a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials...
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In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Democratic state Rep. Clarke Tucker talks to Malik Kelly about his bid for the 2nd Congressional District in Little Rock, Ark. Tucker is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in November for the seat, which includes Little Rock and central Arkansas. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
September 02, 2018 - 7:03 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Democrat running for a congressional seat in red-state Arkansas is making a surprisingly competitive bid to unseat a Republican congressman by talking about his bout with cancer and the federal health care law. It's raising Democrats' hopes they can find issues to attract...
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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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FILE - In this May 21, 2018, file photo, Alicia Renee Farris, front right, campaign chair of the Michigan One Fair Wage group, speaks in support of raising Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour in front of the Secretary of State building in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Republicans may stymie a pair of fall ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave by adopting a new tactic: pass the laws themselves, then change them later. Organizers of the ballot drives call it an underhanded effort to thwart the will of hundreds of thousands of people who signed their petitions. (AP Photo/Alice Yin, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:12 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later. The unprecedented strategy is being...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018 photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
August 31, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a discussion for drug-free communities support programs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 30, 2018 - 6:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of "violence" by opponents if they fail. Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening attended by dozens of conservative...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region in September 2018 to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
August 30, 2018 - 2:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. South Sudan, with Africa's third-largest oil reserves, will renew drilling...
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Andrew Gillum the Democrat candidate for governor answers questions during an interview on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 30, 2018 - 12:04 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum says he can win the Florida governor's by attracting new voters to the polls instead of simply trying to corral support from the usual electorate. If he's successful, it would upend a decades-old trend of Republican dominance in Florida's midterm elections. It...
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Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, center, looks to his defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, before being taken away after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 9:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a white former police officer in Texas convicted of murder for the on-duty death of an unarmed black teenager (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The Mothers Against Police Brutality advocacy group says it is dissatisfied with the 15-year prison sentence for a white former...
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