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In this June 25, 2019, photo, Oliver “O.J.” Semans, co-founder of Four Directions and a citizen of South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is photographed on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn’t happen enough: Court their vote.  At least seven White House hopefuls have said they’ll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native American activist Frank LaMere, who died in June. Indigenous people hold profound respect for their tribal elders and leaders, who can sway the vote of whole reservations, Semans said. (AP Photo/Kali Robinson)
Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020Democratic 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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FILE - This May 22, 2018, file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga.  A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its outdated voting machines after 2019.  U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019,  issued the order after voting integrity advocates and individual voters asked her to order the state to immediately switch to hand-marked paper ballots. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election systemA federal judge said Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines
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Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with armySudan's pro-democracy movement signs final deal with ruling military council, paving way for transition to civilian-led government following overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April
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NYPD anti-terror officers show increase security in area around the Fulton Street subway hub, during investigation of a suspicious item, Friday Aug. 16, 2019, in New York. Two abandoned objects that appeared to be pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station during the morning commute Friday before police determined they were not explosives, and authorities were investigating whether they were deliberately positioned to spark fear. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custodyNew York City police say they've apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiles during a news conference at a hotel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. There’s an American leader whose words increasingly resonate abroad, who’s adored in foreign capitals and who sends a message just by her arrival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has emerged as an alternative ambassador in the Trump era. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroadHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi is emerging as an alternative American ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values and the promise of stability that many hope will return someday.
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Migrants sit aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrives near Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
Italy's Salvini caves on minors aboard migrant shipItaly's hard-line interior minister appeared to buckle under pressure to ease the standoff over a migrant rescue ship with 134 people aboard, saying he would allow minors to disembark after being at sea for two weeks
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FILE - In this Monday, March 8, 2004 file photo, an industrial plant strips natural gas from freshly pumped crude oil is seen at Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oil field at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia's Rub al-Khali desert. Saudi state TV reported Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, that a fire had been controlled at the massive oil and gas Shaybah field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels. (AP Photo/Bruce Stanley, File)
Yemen rebels claim attack that set Saudi oil field on fireDrones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside of Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire."
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Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset, center, sitting next to Ivonne Higuero, right, CITES Secretary-General ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), delivers his statement, during the opening remarks of the World Wildlife Conference - CITES CoP18, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered speciesRepresentatives of some 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations
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Hong Kong students living in Taiwan and Taiwanese supporters with their eyes covered in red-eyepatch, symbolizing a women reported to have had an eye ruptured by a beanbag round fired by police during clashes, hold slogans during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. More than 100 people gathered to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Hong Kong's divide: Protests for democracy, rally for ChinaPro-democracy protesters are marching on one side of Hong Kong's harbor to demand the government heed their demands, while across the water, a pro-government rally is calling for an end to the often violent protests
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