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Conflict of interest fears cast shadow over EU budget talks

By LORNE COOK | February 20, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to...

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

By MICHAEL BIESECKER | February 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy friends and political allies.In at least some cases,...

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

By MICHAEL MELIA | February 19, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale.The push...

Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday.Bloomberg would...

Trump’s prayer breakfast jibes jolt many faith leaders

By DAVID CRARY | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast - a Washington tradition since 1953 - is by custom a respite from partisan bickering. President Donald Trump shattered that tradition Thursday with aggressive remarks that buoyed his allies but dismayed...

Fight for California House may be barometer for November

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | February 2, 2020

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — If there is going to be a comeback for California’s traumatized Republican Party — a so-called “red recovery” that could threaten Democratic control of the U.S. House — Mike Garcia wants to be part of it.The former...

Ethics panel warns House members not to share fake images

By DAVID KLEPPER | January 29, 2020

The House Ethics Committee is warning lawmakers not to share doctored images or videos that could “erode public trust, effect public discourse, or sway an election," guidance that comes during a proliferation of online misinformation in the run-up to...

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