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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."
By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Republican with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle. Conservatives and more moderate Republicans said they would like to see Wisconsin's Ryan, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee who negotiated a bipartisan budget deal in 2013, stand for election for speaker after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, abruptly dropped out on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Million Man March is remembered by many who were there as a watershed event, despite the fact that its impact on the way America regards African-American men remains an open question 20 years later.