National elections

In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, photo, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a candidate in Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election poses for a photo, in Kabul, Afghanistan. From American ally to US-declared terrorist, and now presidential candidate in Saturday’s polls, Hekmatyar’s past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan’s volatile history. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 25, 2019 - 2:29 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From American ally to U.S.-declared terrorist, and now a presidential candidate in Saturday's polls, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan's volatile history over four decades of war. In an interview inside his sprawling compound in the Afghan...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 24, 2019 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, left, Esther Hayut, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a memorial service for former President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Israel's two largest political parties are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government between them, after last week's deadlocked national elections. The Sept. 23 meeting comes a day after Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the rival Likud party held their first meeting since the polling.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:06 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Negotiators for Israel's two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, part of a long-shot effort to break the political deadlock following last week's national elections. The meeting between party representatives came a day after Blue...
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Former President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 24, 2019 - 11:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in Afghanistan, told The Associated Press in an...
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In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, photo, Darrin Kelly, president of the AFL-CIO's Allegheny County Labor Council, points out voter registration data while at his office in Pittsburgh, that shows that Democrats across western Pennsylvania have been voting Republican. Kelly is warning national Democrats that the party is moving too far left for many middle-of-the-road Democrats in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
September 24, 2019 - 4:04 am
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, crowded onto the steps of a local courthouse, dozens of union men protesting a looming power plant closure that would put their livelihoods at risk. The crowd was overwhelmingly white and male, and few had college degrees. Left unsaid...
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a consultation meeting with members of the Likud party, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president summoned the leaders of the country's two largest political parties to his official residence late Monday, hoping to break a political deadlock that threatens to push the nation into months of limbo and potentially force a third election in less than a year...
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Afghans transport the body of a woman who was killed during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces, in the southern Helmand province, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. An Afghan official said Monday that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province. (AP Photo/Abdul Hadi)
September 23, 2019 - 4:27 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night's raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an...
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FILE- In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo former Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a picture in his office in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio is aiming to get back his previous job as metro Phoenix’s sheriff even though he could easily walk away from politics and enjoy retirement. The former six-term sheriff denies he's running to stroke his ego, quench a thirst for publicity or lessen any boredom he might be experiencing. Instead, the 87-year-old says he wants to do whatever he can to help President Donald Trump and vows to bring back his immigration crackdowns and complex of jail tents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:27 pm
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — In a memorabilia-packed office that could serve as a museum to his career, Joe Arpaio plots how he might, at the age of 87, get back his old job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix. The man who became a national lightning rod for immigration, loved by some and loathed by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, in Manchester, NH. O’Rourke’s call to confiscate the millions of AR- and AK-style firearms in the U.S. raised some big questions. How might it be possible to round up all the millions of those rifles in circulation? Could it be done safely? And would it solve the gun violence problem? (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's recent vow to take away people's AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raised one big question: How is it possible to round up the millions of such guns that exist in the United States? The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16...
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President Donald Trump listens to music by military musicians during a State Dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 22, 2019 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in...
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