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The Latest: Trump says wall 'important too' against drugs

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump has thrown "a monkey wrench" into congressional talks on a catch-all spending bill with his insistence on start-up money for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. More>>

Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing

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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, isn't ruling out a U.S. strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear missile. More>>

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

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US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. More>>

US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived unannounced in Afghanistan. More>>

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore.". More>>

Republicans in position to reshape federal bench

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Republicans are in position to fill dozens of federal judgeships and in doing so reshape U.S. courts. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview

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In his recent Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's actually achieved on his 100-day plan. More>>

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

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Republican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. More>>

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. More>>

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

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For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. More>>

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

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Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career. More>>

As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

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With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight his administration's accomplishments. More>>

France's rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

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French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. More>>

Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

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A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum. More>>

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

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Farmers across the U.S. are worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants who are in the country illegally. More>>

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

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Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution. More>>

Philippines lawyer alleges President Duterte link to deaths

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A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects. More>>

Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

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The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General. More>>

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

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Republican leaders in Congress remain dubious that a health care bill can emerge from the House next week after lawmakers return from their spring break. More>>

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

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The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance. More>>

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

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When Congress returns to work this coming week, they'll find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation, and a budget deadline that's dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. More>>

Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

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President Donald Trump's older sons are sizing up new opportunities to extend the family brand. More>>

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

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French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. More>>

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

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A 60-year-old farmer and activist has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners have been murdered in the last year. More>>

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

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President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. More>>

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

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Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. More>>

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

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The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate. More>>

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

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An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy. More>>

California moves - slowly - toward resuming executions

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California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," but it might be easing back toward allowing executions, prodded by voters and lawsuits. More>>

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that's home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones. More>>

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

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Former President Barack Obama has met with at-risk youth in Chicago ahead of first post-presidency speech. More>>

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

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From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. More>>

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

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President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. More>>

Lawmaker's invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House

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An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again. More>>

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

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Candidates in France's presidential election have started to cast their votes. More>>

France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

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French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before the presidential election. More>>

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

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Global finance leaders are seeking to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy. More>>

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

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President Donald Trump says young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy.". More>>

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

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The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. More>>

Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

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President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania. More>>

Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies. More>>

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

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President Donald Trump is visiting wounded service members at a military hospital outside Washington. More>>

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

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Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth. More>>

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

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Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election _ one day earlier than in the mainland. More>>

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister have brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

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The Trump administration is putting on notice officials in several major cities that are sanctuaries for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. More>>

Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

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Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling. More>>

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS Video included

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France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend. More>>

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

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A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. More>>

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

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Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. More>>

Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction

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A federal judge seems reluctant to issue yet another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two other judges have already done so. More>>

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

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The Trump administration is moving to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Trump to call commander of International Space Station

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President Donald Trump will speak next week to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station. More>>

Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

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A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago. More>>

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

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President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Thursday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate. More>>

EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. More>>

Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump

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Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump. More>>

'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

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President Donald Trump is taking more steps that appear to move away from his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington. More>>

Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

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The Trump administration is embarking on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of President Obama's tax and financial regulations. More>>

The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

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Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election. More>>

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

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Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. More>>

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy' Video included

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President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement. More>>

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Australia on a mission to reassure a key partner more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister. More>>

Global finance officials argue benefits of free trade

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World finance leaders say they will seek to build support for free trade by finding ways to help those left behind by globalization. More>>

The Latest: Pence says US will honor refugee deal

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Sydney for a weekend visit that will include meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other top officials. More>>

Young immigrants won't 'rest easy' despite Trump's comments

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Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump said they should. More>>

The Latest: Homeland secretary urges deportation cooperation

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A spokesman for Miami-Dade County in Florida says the county never claimed to be a sanctuary city _that's the name for a jurisdiction that refuses to comply with federal immigration authorities. More>>

New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

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New Mexico's Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that they say would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off its funding. More>>

The Latest: Peru's leader criticizes turmoil in Venezuela

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Authorities in Venezuela say 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in the South American nation's capital amid a spiraling political crisis. More>>

Trump secrecy moves threaten his 'drain the swamp' pledge

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Donald Trump insists his "drain the swamp" promise was more than a throwaway presidential campaign slogan and his aides are figuring out how to deliver on cleaning up Washington. More>>

The Latest: OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

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The Office of Management and Budget has begun taking routine steps in preparation for a potential government shutdown. More>>

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has toured an Indiana public-housing complex on where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination. More>>

Court promptly denies Blagojevich request for 3rd sentencing

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A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seeking a third sentencing. More>>

George HW Bush to stay through weekend in Houston hospital

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A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. More>>

Lawmakers seek details from Trump group on foreign payments

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Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. More>>

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

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An Egyptian-American charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. More>>

How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

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There's been some draining of 'the swamp' in Trump's first three months _ but not too much. More>>

Pilot ejects from jet on US aircraft carrier headed to Korea

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The U.S. military says that a pilot ejected from a fighter jet operating from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in seas south of the Philippines. More>>

The Latest: Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

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President Donald Trump said there was "no deal" made to secure the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker. More>>

A look at locales and money under Justice Dept scrutiny

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A look at locales and money under Justice Dept scrutiny. More>>

The Latest: G-20 endorses benefits of free trade

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Anti-poverty activists are complaining that the World Bank needs to expand its definition of poverty to help more needy people around the world. More>>

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

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The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election. More>>

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria still possesses banned chemical weapons. More>>

US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

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The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people. More>>

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

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The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice. More>>

Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

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President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election. More>>

The Latest: Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years

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A Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data has been sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million in restitution. More>>

Trump's cybersecurity review misses deadline

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President Donald Trump vowed he would have a team present him with a review of the nation's cybersecurity efforts within 90 days of taking office. More>>

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

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The White House budget director says money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing. More>>

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

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From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. More>>

Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

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Attorneys general from 19 states tell Trump and Congress not to cut federal money for drug treatment. More>>

Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

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Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. More>>

Masked men attack activists in Israeli rights group clip

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Footage filmed by an Israeli human rights group shows what it says are a group of masked settlers attacking activists assisting Palestinians in the West Bank. More>>

The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

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Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party. More>>

Trump hails Italy for role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan Video included

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President Donald Trump is holding his first meeting with Italy's prime minister. More>>

Trump orders probe into whether steel imports harming US

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President Donald Trump is directing the administration to investigate whether steel imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. More>>

Turkish opposition challenges presidential powers vote

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Days after the election authority rejected its request to annul the referendum on boosting the president's powers, Turkey's main opposition says it will apply to the country's highest administrative court. More>>

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

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Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings with Australia more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister. More>>

Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

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Asian stocks are higher ahead of weekend voting in the first round of France's closely watch presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate results. More>>

South Africa painting has Mandela, Zuma in apparent sex act

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Outrage as South African painting shows Mandela, president in apparent sex act. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill extending a program that lets veterans seek medical care in the private sector. More>>

Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans at the Phoenix VA medical center. More>>

Charity worker returns to US after being detained in Egypt

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The White House says an Egyptian-American charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt has returned to the United States. More>>

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting Indonesia's president and other top officials in Jakarta with trade and commercial disputes expected to be on the agenda. More>>

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

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Hawaii lawmakers are criticizing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement that a 'judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' could issue a ruling stopping President Donald Trump's travel ban. More>>

White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

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The White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the stalled Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. More>>

Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents. More>>

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

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Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

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President Donald Trump says Iran is failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, warning his administration was debating whether or not to jettison the landmark pact. More>>

The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack Video included

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Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

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US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher. More>>

The Latest: US, Indonesia companies sign investment deals

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Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed the importance what he says is the strategic partnership between the United States and the world's most populous Muslim nation Indonesia. More>>

Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill

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Health care lobbyists in Hawaii are pushing lawmakers to kill part of a bill that would expand access to fertility treatments to same-sex couples who want to have a child. More>>

EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms

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The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry. More>>

Trump to sign measures to review financial regulation

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President Donald Trump is continuing to target a law meant to stop banks from growing "too big to fail.". More>>

Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

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Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters. More>>

Reports: US prosecutors weighing charges against WikiLeaks

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Two media reports say U.S. prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including its founder Julian Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets. More>>

Ivanka Trump will donate book proceeds to charity

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Ivanka Trump is establishing a fund to donate proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. More>>

Leaders of IMF and World Bank defend globalization

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Global finance leaders are defending globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. More>>

US surveillance court denied few monitoring requests in 2016

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The nation's secretive intelligence court says it denied just nine of the more than 1,700 requests it received last year for government surveillance warrants in terrorism and espionage cases. More>>

Pentagon chief: US won't reveal 'mother of all bombs' toll

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon won't disclose how much damage was done in striking an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan with the military's most powerful non-nuclear bomb, popularly dubbed "the mother of all bombs.". More>>

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

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The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving her position next month. More>>

Obama offers France's Macron luck, advice ahead of election

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Former President Barack Obama has spoken by telephone with France's Emmanuel Macron and is hinting at support for the upstart, middle-way presidential candidate. More>>

Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House

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The U.S. Secret Service says it is restricting public access to a sidewalk south of the White House to make it harder for people to get onto the grounds. More>>

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

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Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather _ at 4:20 p.m. _ in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. More>>

The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

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President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress. More>>

Prison company struggles to get license for family center

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A top private prison company is struggling to convince Texas lawmakers to license its facility to hold immigrant parents and their children together _ a practice that the administration recently committed to upholding. More>>

Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to try to replace him. More>>

Report: ICE does bad job of overseeing deportable immigrants

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An internal government watchdog says Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers aren't doing a very good job of keeping track of track of immigrants facing deportation but released from jail. More>>

O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

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Despite the inglorious end to Bill O'Reilly's two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse are intact for the foreseeable future. More>>

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House

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President Donald Trump has hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a White House dinner with musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. More>>

Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story Video included

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President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. More>>

Feds practice Ebola evacuations despite past Trump criticism

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The Trump administration recently conducted drills for transporting Ebola virus patients to the United States, even though Donald Trump railed against his predecessor's decision to bring Ebola-infected patients to the U.S. for treatment in 2014. More>>

Ivanka Trump heading to Germany for official visit

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Ivanka Trump is making an official visit to Germany, where she will participate in a panel discussion on women's economic empowerment, visit a technical school and see the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. More>>

Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

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President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. More>>

Correction: House Election-Georgia story

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A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. More>>

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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The Environmental Protection Agency is asking a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. More>>

Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Hernandez Video included

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The Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots are visiting the White House to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for another NFL title. More>>

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

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A planned appearance by provocative author Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley next week has been called off because of safety and security concerns. More>>

Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

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Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. More>>

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

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US officials say Washington is looking for ways to boost its military support to a Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebel forces in Yemen. More>>

Moldovan businessman sentenced for role in $1 bln bank fraud

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A court has sentenced a Moldovan businessman and former lawmaker to 18 years in prison for embezzlement and large-scale money laundering connected to a $1 billion bank fraud. More>>

Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species

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Marijuana is becoming more accepted, but pot smokers have few places to legally smoke outside their homes. More>>

Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Iran nuclear deal fails to achieve its stated objective of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear state. More>>

For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican

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A 23-year-old man sues the federal government Tuesday over his deportation to Mexico, saying he was entitled to remain in the United States under a program that shields people who came to the country as young children. More>>

VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting Indonesia's president and other top officials in Jakarta with trade and commercial disputes expected to be on the agenda. More>>

Justices: Colorado policy on court fees unconstitutional

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The Supreme Court says Colorado's practice of not automatically refunding court fees and other costs to people who are convicted of crimes but later exonerated violates the Constitution. More>>

Census: Young women in US favor jobs outside the home

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More educated and delaying marriage, young women in America are less likely to pick homemaking as a career. More>>

Captured Mexican ex-governor appears in Guatemala court

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A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. More>>

Trump to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 3

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President Donald Trump will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') next month. More>>

Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer

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A gas station owner discovered a loophole in an Indiana law that regulates the sale of cold beer, igniting a fierce legislative battle involving the state's powerful liquor store lobby. More>>

Trump pick for Commerce's No. 2 withdraws, blames conflicts

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President Donald Trump's pick for deputy commerce secretary has withdrawn from consideration. More>>

State officials ask Congress to secure 'Obamacare' subsidies

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State officials are asking Congress to guarantee billions of dollars in health insurance subsidies under a legal cloud as a result of Republican opposition to 'Obamacare.'. More>>

Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018. More>>

Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

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President Donald Trump is says Democrats in Georgia are "failing" after a congressional election that is now headed to a runoff. More>>

EU's Tusk questioned for hours in Polish investigation

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Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable. More>>

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China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. More>>

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President Donald Trump's top aides will huddle Tuesday to discuss whether or not the U.S. should remain part of the Paris Climate accord _ a global effort to cut down on climate-warming carbon emissions. More>>

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President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next month. More>>

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Trump administration officials are warning that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. More>>

Justices require new appeal for challenging victim awards

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Danish court allows extradition of South Korean woman

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump ignores 100-day high achievers

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Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

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President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home. More>>

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