Pence says he didn’t leave office with classified material

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By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he didn't take any classified information with him when he left office. The disclosure — which would typically be unremarkable for a former vice president — is notable given ...

Dorli Rainey, symbol of Occupy movement, dies at 95

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SEATTLE (AP) — Dorli Rainey, a self-described "old lady in combat boots" who became a symbol of the Occupy protest movement when she was photographed after being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, has died. She was 95. The longtime political activist died on Aug. 12, the Seattle Times ...

Landlords try to stop rent control initiative in Florida

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ballots haven't even been printed yet, but already a group of landlords, apartment managers and real estate agents in Florida want to stop voters from deciding on a measure that would implement rent control for a year in the theme ...

Finland asks: Does a prime minister have a right to party?

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By KOSTYA MANENKOV and KARL RITTER Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) — In a leaked video, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party. The 36-year-old leader poses for the camera. She sits on her knees, hands behind her head. She's ...

New claims against ex-Miami congressman hired by Venezuela

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By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela's socialist government not only did no apparent work, but also channeled a large chunk of the money to a yacht company on behalf of a fugitive ...

Russians down Ukrainian drones in Crimea as war broadens

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By PAUL BYRNE and JOANNA KOZLOWSKA Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities reported shooting down Ukrainian drones Saturday in Crimea, while Ukrainian officials said Russian forces pressed ahead with efforts to seize one of the few cities in eastern Ukraine not already ...