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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. The Justice Department is challenging a District of Columbia federal judge's decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appealAn appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo addresses the New Economy Forum Globalization Dialogues at the United Nations in New York. Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, will appear before a federal judge in San Francisco Friday, July 19, 2019. Toledo was arrested in Northern California following an extradition request. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president ToledoA U.S. judge has denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest
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First week over in North Carolina gerrymandering trialChallengers of North Carolina legislative districts have offered professors and the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker to describe how they say GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias
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A demonstrator helps another to overcome the effects of tear gas released by the police during clashes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. (AP Photo / Carlos Giusti)
Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protestsIn the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Federal prosecutors say a “hate crime motivation” should result in stricter sentences for three members of a white supremacist group who pleaded guilty to attacking counterprotesters at the rally in Virginia for far-right extremists. In a court filing Tuesday, July 17, 2019, Justice Department prosecutors recommend prison sentences ranging from 30 months to 46 months for Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rallyThree members of a white supremacist group have been sentenced to between two and three years in prison for violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California
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Mueller Report might figure in suit against Trump campaignA judge evaluating a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump's presidential campaign of conspiring with Russia to win in 2016 says he might consider the Mueller Report despite Democrats' objections
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Michelle Obama and Gayle King participate in the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump feud with 'the squad'Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump feud with 'the squad,' saying, 'There's a place for us all'
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of clerics, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil. The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrolsU.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker
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President Donald Trump speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump challenges Fed with dubious theoryAP FACT CHECK: Trump's push for the Fed to slash rates is out of step with economic theory
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., holds a Medicare for All town hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (not pictured) and other state lawmakers, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home
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Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault chargeAn offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge
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Martin Weinberg, a defense attorney for Jeffrey Epstein, leaves federal court in New York after a judge denied bail to his client, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work releaseA Florida sheriff has launched an internal investigation into wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein's time spent out of jail under a work release program after he was convicted of sexually abusing underage girls
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