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High court upholds precedents on deference to agenciesThe Supreme Court is upholding two past cases that had been criticized by conservatives as giving unelected officials vast lawmaking power
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Russia hails return European body amid objectionsRussian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation five years after being stripped of voting rights
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive to military court on Naval Base San Diego, Monday, June 24, 2019, in San Diego. Trial continues in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
The Latest: Defense presents testimony in SEAL murder caseDefense attorneys for a Navy SEAL accused of killing a wounded prisoner in Iraq say the Navy has indicated that fellow SEALs who had taken the stand could be prosecuted for earlier acts despite being granted immunity
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Acting U.S. Secretary for Defense Mark Esper, left, greets Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar prior to a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
US warns Turkey it faces sanctions if it buys Russian systemActing U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds a town hall on the Florida International University campus on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Miami. (Jennifer King/Miami Herald via AP)
Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debatesBreakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch for in the 1st 2020 Democratic presidential debates
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The Latest: Bahrain FM gives interview to Israeli TV channelBahrain's foreign minister has given an unprecedented interview to an Israeli television channel, calling for open communication with the Jewish state
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NRA's top lobbyist resigns amid turmoil within the groupThe National Rifle Association's top lobbyist has resigned in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group
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Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Latin America department, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Shchetinin said that Venezuelan political forces need to come to terms on settling the country's political crisis and warned against foreign interference. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talksRussia's envoy on Venezuela says the Norway-brokered talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the country's crisis
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In this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 photo, law enforcement officers from numerous jurisdictions in central Illinois salute at the emergency entrance at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., as the body of Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum arrives. Authorities say the sheriff's deputy died after being shot while responding to a call in Avon, Ill., where a suspect was barricaded in a home. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP)
Suspect in Illinois deputy's death arrested after barricadePolice say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy is in custody after barricading himself inside a home in rural western Illinois for more than 18 hours
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Visitors line up to enter the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales lawThe Supreme Court strikes down a Tennessee law that makes it hard for outsiders to break into the state's liquor sales market
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A woman watches the Seine river and Notre Dame cathedral, background, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Paris. High temperatures are expected to go up to 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) in the Paris area later this week and bake much of the country, from the Pyrenees in the southwest to the German border in the northeast. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal originThe Paris prosecutor's office says that there is no evidence from a preliminary investigation to suggest that a fire that destroyed large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defenseProsecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
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