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Trump v. Big Tech: Social media summit will snub tech titans

Jul. 9, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It's a sharp contrast to earlier days in Trump's tenure when tech...

US nuclear museum, nonprofit team up for preservation

Jul. 8, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the Atomic Heritage Foundation are teaming up. Officials say their new partnership will ensure that the foundation's collection of oral histories and other materials about the top-secret Manhattan Project will remain available...

Press groups say Turkey report blacklists foreign news media

Jul. 7, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Journalism organizations in Turkey have criticized a report by a pro-government think tank that they say catalogues journalists working for international news media in a way that amounts to "blacklisting." The Journalists' Union of Turkey said Sunday it plans to file a criminal complaint...

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Jun. 28, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference. Carter made the comments during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia, without offering any evidence...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Think tank official suspended for Somali American comments

Jun. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story. The story with the comments from Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the conservative Center of the American Experiment, was published Thursday and...

'Alt-right' group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard E. Moore on Tuesday heard arguments about whether to dismiss William Regnery II....

Emails: Trump official consulted global warming rejecters

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. The request from William Happer, a member of the National Security...

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Jun. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She was connected to a deputy assistant...

Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown

Jun. 6, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, as security forces fanned out across the capital and appeared to thwart any new demonstrations. The...