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Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks prison sentence of 1 year and 1 day

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Catherine Pugh ASSOCIATED PRESS  BALTIMORE  — Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday…

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South Sudan appears to clear key hurdle to unity government

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rebel leader Riek Machar, left, meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir on his arrival in Juba on Monday [Sam Mednick/AP] By Maura Ajak ASSOCIATED PRESS  JUBA, South Sudan  — South Sudan’s rival leaders on Saturday appeared to clear a major hurdle with just a week left before the deadline to form a coalition government, with…

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A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Hunter Woodall And Nicholas Riccardi ASSOCIATED PRESS  New Hampshire Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, but also a warning. Sanders’ durability, based both on his 2016…

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Cyborgs, trolls and bots: A guide to online misinformation

February 14, 2020

By David Klepper ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online. As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used to amplify false claims and divide Americans over hot-button issues including race and immigration. Researchers…

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Trial team quits Roger Stone case in dispute over sentence

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, waits in line at the federal court in Washington. A Justice Department official tells the AP that the agency is backing away from its sentencing recommendation of between seven to nine…

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Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

February 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Donald Trump (shutterstock) By Lisa Mascaro And Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White…

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In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

January 31, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam And Jonathan J. Cooper HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said in interviews with The Associated Press that…

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How Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial

January 24, 2020

By Eric Tucker Associated Press  WASHINGTON — Yes, it’s a trial — but the Senate’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won’t resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV. In Trump’s trial, the Senate will serve as both judge and jury. The Republicans who control the chamber can forge their own rules if they…

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‘Impartial Justice’? What to watch in Trump’s Senate trial

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., signs the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The two articles of impeachment against Trump are for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)…

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President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announces the passage of the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP) By Lisa Mascaro And Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump…

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