Municipal governments

President Donald Trump talks during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019, with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The president signed a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials are pushing back against an unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that he orchestrated a purge of homeless people in the city to shield visiting foreign dignitaries from having to see them. The claim, in a Fox News interview that aired Monday...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, a motorcyclist drives by a sign along the old Route 66 in Needles, Calif. The small desert town bordering Arizona and near the Nevada state line recently labeled itself a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary City." (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 02, 2019 - 11:40 pm
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck's classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and was a boyhood home to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz. These days, Needles is gaining...
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A police officer stands guard near the broken glasses outside Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2019 - 9:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government strongly backed Hong Kong's embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city's legislature committed "serious illegal acts" that endangered the social order. Chinese state media broadcast video of police in...
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July 02, 2019 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and inside one of the world's busiest airports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that city council members approved the ban on Monday. It covers cigarettes, cigars and...
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Police officers with protective gear prepare to clear protesters from the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, during the early hours of Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Friday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2019 - 3:36 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Hong Kong's leader has condemned protesters who broke into the city's legislature and vandalized the building. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at an early Tuesday morning news...
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This image made from video provided by WFAA-TV shows responders at a deadly small plane crash at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The small airplane crashed as it was taking off from the Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (WFAA-TV via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 9:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane at a Dallas-area airport (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Witnesses who saw a small plane crash say it struggled on takeoff and appeared to lose power. David Snell, who was getting ready to fly from Addison with a friend Sunday morning, told KDFW...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, lower front center, joins people participating in the LBGTQ Pride march Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
June 30, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. Marchers and onlookers took...
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Damage is seen to a hangar after a twin-engine plane crashed into the building at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The small airplane crashed as it was taking off from the Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 7:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport,...
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New York City Mayor and and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio joins a strikers at Miami International Airport Thursday, June 27, 2019. During his speech, he said the Spanish slogan “Hasta la Victoria, siempre!” a phrase associated with revolutionary leader Che Guevara and a rally cry for Fidel Castro. That drew criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s government. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
June 27, 2019 - 7:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn'...
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Hassan Bustio Paz, 5, from Honduras, rests inside the room he is sharing with his mother and other pregnant migrants, at the entrance to the Puerta Mexico international bridge, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Hassan's mother said she is one of at least four migrants who were told they could not put their names on the months-long list to request asylum at this border post, since they did not obtain Mexican papers after crossing the southern border.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 27, 2019 - 5:55 pm
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Roberto Escalona Moreno says he witnessed a double murder on the street last week near the hostel where is staying. The Cuban immigrant has been assaulted, and his friends have been shaken down by police, he says. Moreno, 22, is among more than 30,000 migrants who are...
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