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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, right, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to schools, libraries and a medical system to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 21, 2019 - 6:48 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, Malu Klo, an asylum seeker from the Congo, attends a picnic for refugees at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Three agencies in charge of resettling refugees in the U.S. are suing the Trump administration over the president's executive order allowing states and cities to block refugees from being settled in their areas. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, by HIAS, Church World Service, and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 21, 2019 - 4:46 pm
As states and cities debate whether to welcome more refugees to their communities, three organizations sued the Trump administration Thursday over a recent presidential executive order that allows local officials to reject refugees. The lawsuit filed in a Maryland federal court by three...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 20, 2019 - 9:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden has answered a challenge from Tom Steyer on the threat of climate change, also calling it “the No. 1 issue” facing the country. Steyer has framed his candidacy around the issue. He said during...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announces an 11-count indictment against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The disgraced former mayor has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
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November 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...
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A man is evacuated by medics past graffiti of Pepe the Frog, which has been used a s symbol of the youth-led protest, from the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hong Kong schools have reopened after a six-day shutdown but students were facing transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 20, 2019 - 8:07 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary...
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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, the wife and young daughter of shooting victim Kou Xiong stand among the crowd during the candle light vigil in his honor outside their home in Fresno, Calif. A close-knit Hmong community was in shock after gunmen burst into a California backyard gathering and shot 10 men, killing four. "We are right now just trying to figure out what to do, what are the next steps. How do we heal, how do we know what's going on," said Bobby Bliatout, a community leader. (Larry Valenzuela/The Fresno Bee via AP)
November 19, 2019 - 7:29 pm
Fresno has been the heart of California’s Hmong community for decades, drawing refugees from war-torn Southeast Asia who built a tight-knit population in the farm town. Now, they’re reeling from the shooting deaths of four Hmong American men at a weekend party. The central California city has the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that she's running for re-election. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
November 19, 2019 - 2:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again,...
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People cross the Tigris River in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Anti-government protests have effectively cut Iraq's capital in half and citizens are increasingly relying on boats to ferry them to the other side of the river city, as standoffs between demonstrators and security forces have shut three key bridges connecting east and west Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 19, 2019 - 11:31 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq on Tuesday, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half, causing citizens to rely on boats for transport to reach the other side of the city. Since anti-government protests began...
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Injured protesters huddle under blankets as they walk at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 19, 2019 - 6:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, their choices dwindling along with their food supplies as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus that entered its third day. Police were waiting them out after 10 days of...
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A woman paints a closed gas station in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The blockades of former president Evo Morales' supporters on the outskirts of the main cities of Bolivia are causing a shortage of gasoline and food, which puts pressure on the interim government that seeks to open a dialogue to end four weeks of social and political upheaval. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 18, 2019 - 5:35 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Residents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of President Evo Morales, who resigned and fled to Mexico after a disputed election and nationwide unrest. Bolivia’s interim government said Monday that its...
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