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NEW HAMPTON, Iowa -- Joe Biden sought to capitalize on President Donald Trump's icy reception from world leaders by portraying himself on Thursday as someone who is well versed in foreign affairs and can restore American prestige abroad. But his moves risked being overshadowed by a testy con…

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WASHINGTON -- Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region.

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WASHINGTON -- Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing.

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WATFORD, England -- Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO's professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and policy differences with all…

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WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

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AMERICUS, Ga. -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection.

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FRANKFORT -- With a few days left in his term as Kentucky's governor, Republican Matt Bevin offered some unsolicited advice to his successor and political archnemesis, urging Democrat Andy Beshear to confront the toughest tasks facing the state the same way he did.

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FRANKFORT -- All executive branch state agencies in Kentucky will accept emailed requests for public records to make it easier for people and the media to access information, Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Wednesday.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- More time is needed to sort out whether the CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should receive a $1.3 million bonus next year, but the company should be allowed to pay about $35 million in bonuses to 682 other employees, the judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy ca…

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WASHINGTON -- Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump's attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, bolstering the Democrats' case as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made sure they're prepared for that momentous next step.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A dog who was dubbed the unicorn puppy because of a tail-like growth between his eyes will remain with the founder of a Missouri rescue group, despite more than 300 offers to adopt him.

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Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.

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DALLAS -- Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers -- including American citizens -- be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology.

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BERLIN -- Jewish groups expressed outrage on Tuesday at an oversized urn placed in front of the German parliament that those behind it claim contains Holocaust victims' remains and is meant to highlight the dangers of far-right extremism.

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WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau says 2.2 million fewer students were enrolled in school last year compared to seven years earlier, with the bulk of the dip coming from college enrollment.

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FRANKFORT -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.

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WASHINGTON -- The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it.

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he expected an upcoming watchdog report to be "devastating" on the origins of the Russia investigation that dogged his presidency for nearly two years, but also suggested Americans should really be more interested in the findings of a fede…

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LONDON -- President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home.

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OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential.

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CHICAGO -- Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn't "intentionally mislead or deceive" anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV.

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LONDON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday downplayed the likelihood of reaching a U.S.-China trade deal before next year's elections -- and then shrugged off the tailspin that his remarks caused in the stock market.

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LONDON -- Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week's impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders' meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance.

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NEW YORK -- Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel "existential" to Dictionary.com's word of the year.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri emergency management officials are buying a $200,000 machine that will simulate an earthquake to prepare residents for a big temblor in a region where one of the most powerful earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains occurred in the 1800s.

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CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city's retiring police superintendent Monday, citing "ethical lapses" that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks.

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NEW YORK -- Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems.

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VILLA UNION, Mexico -- A small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday, gripped by fear after the killing of 22 people in a ferocious weekend gunbattle between drug cartel members and security forces.

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MILWAUKEE -- A police officer shot an armed male student in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school Monday morning after the teenager pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said.

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BRUSSELS -- Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn't dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost defense budgets.

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BRUSSELS -- NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world's biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself.

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LONDON -- Prince Andrew suffered fresh scrutiny Monday night when the woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with him when she was 17 asked the British public to support her quest for justice.

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WASHINGTON -- The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing President Donald Trump from office.

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HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest.

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WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden took in more than $15 million for his White House run over the past two months, a sum that shows the former vice president's fundraising operation has rebounded slightly after a lackluster summer in which he trailed his leading rivals.

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SAN DIEGO -- California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail, a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the victim of a political witch hunt.

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WASHINGTON -- The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial.

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged.

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NEW ORLEANS -- Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists. Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed two men and wounded two others.

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GRECCIO, Italy -- Pope Francis on Sunday hailed Nativity scenes as "simple and admirable" signs of Christian faith and encouraged their placement in workplaces, schools and town squares, as he bolstered a Christmas tradition that has at times triggered bitter legal battles in the United States.

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MADRID -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return."

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats' majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters.