National governments

U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is shown in this official undated photo released by the Florida Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Florida Supreme Court)
September 21, 2020 - 4:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lagoa, but praised her as “terrific.” Barely...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is opening sharply lower Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, led by financial stocks, after a report alleged banks were profiting from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
September 21, 2020 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain, though the S&P 500 had pared its losses by the end of the day. The drops began in Asia as soon as trading opened for the week, and they accelerated in Europe on worries about...
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to speak with federal officials for a panel discussion on combatting human trafficking at the U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 21, 2020 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities...
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People gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 21, 2020 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said Monday. Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 21, 2020 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are on track to unveil a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December. The measure would prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at...
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Steven Dillingham, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, speaks outside the Oklahoma State Capitol, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City, encouraging people to fill out their census form before the end of the month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 21, 2020 - 10:15 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October instead of finishing at the end of September, warning a shortened timeline could cause accuracy problems...
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September 21, 2020 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday, adding that the agency's workers should be permitted to make extra deliveries and work overtime near the November...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, left, welcomes vice president of the European Commission Vera Jourova, for talks on the conflict over the government's much-criticized taking of steps to control the judiciary in Warsaw, Poland. An official with Poland's conservative governing party, which has been governing with the support of two small parties, one led by the justice minister Ziobro, said Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that the the country's right-wing coalition government has collapsed. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
September 21, 2020 - 9:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s justice minister called Monday for talks among the ruling coalition's parties to overcome a crisis after his junior party voted against government-backed legislation in parliament. The dissent by the United Poland party of Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro prompted the...
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People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 21, 2020 - 4:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 43 Days to first debate: 8 ___ THE NARRATIVE The October surprise of 2020 came early. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg injects another generational fight to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, a sign featuring a likeness of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried in Washington Square Park in New York, a day after the death of the Supreme Court justice. The political battle is being quickly joined over replacing Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
September 20, 2020 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing Grace” in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Donald Trump learned of the loss and praised Ginsburg as an “amazing” woman. Such grace notes didn’t...
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