Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash said he was wrongfully discharged from the state Department of Human Services after he began raising concerns about whether the

Ex-official accuses DHS of retaliation after he raises concerns of racial bias

Mohamed (Mourssi) Alfash, who worked within the Office of the Inspector General, alleges he was pushed out soon after he began raising the concerns.

AP Interview: Pelosi assails 'weakness' of Trump, Netanyahu

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In this July 26, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country.

Man whom Trump mocked as overweight at N.H. rally was supporter

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A Trump supporter, right, tries to grab a protesters' sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Mancheste
Trump ridiculed the man for his "serious weight problem," apparently mistaking him for a protester.
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Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally, counter protests

More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S.
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Phoenix joins US cities eyeing civilian oversight for police

Still stinging from a confrontation this summer where officers pointed guns and cursed at a black family, residents and officials in Phoenix have held talks to offer ideas on how civilians could help oversee the police.
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The Latest: Trump: Portland, Oregon, 'is being watched'

The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local):
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Sen. Markey faces 2 challengers; now some pushing for a 3rd

Some Massachusetts voters see Sen. Edward Markey as potentially vulnerable to a primary challenge, and one group is even trying to persuade U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy to run for his seat.
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Grafton appeals decision on private school tuition

The Grafton School District is asking a federal court to overturn a decision by a state administrative law judge that forced it to pay $78,000 a year in tuition, plus expenses, to send a student to a boarding school that specializes in learning disabilities.
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Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week.
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Doctors warn of fallout from new immigration rule

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
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The Latest: NYC subway scare suspect has criminal past

The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local):
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AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before.
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House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad

There's an American leader whose words resonate on the global stage. Who draws attention in foreign capitals. Who carries a message from the United States by simply arriving.
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Sanders, Warren are courting black pastors, millennials

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in Georgia making election appeals to thousands of black millennial Christians.
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Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote.
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President Donald Trump dropped some items from his tariff list last week and delayed others from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15.

Trade war's impact: A 5% rise in cost of typical Target shopping basket

Minn. retailers are also taking a hit as tariffs eat profits.
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Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.
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Judge rules against reinstating police officer after fight

A judge has vacated an arbitrator's ruling that ordered the Seattle Police Department to reinstate an officer who was fired for punching a drunk, handcuffed woman after she kicked him during a 2014 incident captured on patrol car video, the Seattle Times reports .
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Ivanka Trump adds Colombia to upcoming South America trip

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.
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Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party…
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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Evers creates new Wisconsin office to reach carbon-free goal

Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Friday creating a new office to help his administration achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity in Wisconsin by 2050 after Republicans killed the proposal in the state budget.
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US court declines again to halt Trump family planning rules

A U.S. appeals court has declined once again to immediately halt new Trump administration rules that bar taxpayer-funded clinics from referring patients for abortions.