Political corruption

Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in central Baghdad, killing some protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 04, 2019 - 6:07 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." The latest...
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Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets into the air and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests that killed over 19 people in two days. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 04, 2019 - 2:10 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, amid deadly violence over anti-government protests (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Iraq is welcoming Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's call for unity, dialogue and action. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Friday that...
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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, center, talks with reporters as he heads to the Senate for a vote, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 04, 2019 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tells reporters he thinks Trump was just kidding when he publicly asked China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. "I don't think it's a real...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Democrats' impeachment inquiry (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is acknowledging that Democrats in the House have the votes to begin a formal impeachment inquiry into his conduct. Trump is telling reporters at the...
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Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is leaving after a closed-door interview with House investigators as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 04, 2019 - 10:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
October 04, 2019 - 9:40 am
OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday to show support for a current NATO ally and a soon-to-be one, as a Ukraine-focused impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump picked up steam. Pompeo flew to the Montenegrin...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2019 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared at the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a gun safety forum in Las Vegas. Warren proposed breaking up big tech companies in March. She garnered immediate support, even from rivals such as Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who retweeted Warren for what he said was the first time. Cruz said “she’s right — Big Tech has way too much power to silence Free Speech.” (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 03, 2019 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s CEO said his company is ready to “go to the mat” to stop Elizabeth Warren from breaking up tech giants. Amazon accused her of getting facts wrong. And some Democratic donors with ties to Wall Street have quietly said they’ll sit out the election or vote for President...
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Former Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla., now a partner at Dentons, a multinational law firm in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. McCollum was one of the 14 House impeachment "managers" who presented the case against President Clinton to the Senate in 1998. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 03, 2019 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another impeachment struggle, this time over...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a Vatican U.S. Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday criticized governments that wield absolute power as threats to religious freedom, as he scrambled to contain a political crisis back home. (Andreas Solaro/Pool Photo via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 6:43 am
ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) has met privately with Pope Francis and is visiting his ancestral home in southern Italy as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump roils Washington. Pompeo appeared to be seeking some respite from the growing storm back...
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