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The Latest:: GOP intel chairman apologizes to Democrats

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Sen. John McCain says it is "disturbing" that the chairman of the House intelligence committee is publicly airing often-secret information. More>>

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

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Following two days of largely uncontroversial testimony by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a series of lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee why they should _ or should not _ confirm him. More>>

Trump tries to close health care deal with GOP skeptics

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The long-promised GOP health bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is on the brink, short of votes just hours before Republican leaders plan to put it on the House floor. More>>

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. More>>

Ag pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts

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As President Donald Trump eyes cutting farm programs, agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he would make government programs more efficient while also working to create jobs in the struggling industry. More>>

Banks lead stocks higher; health care debate continues

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US stocks aren't moving much as retailers and banks rise and technology companies decline. More>>

The Latest: 5,000 people aided lawyers group to rate Gorsuch

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Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer is now officially on record as opposing President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court. More>>

In Trump's America, Hungary finds a friendlier partner

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Hungary's government built a fence along its southern border, boasts about making Europe great again and says political correctness can't interfere with fighting terrorism. More>>

AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Video included

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U.S. Treasury agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe. More>>

On ethics of advisers' China deals, Trump goes case by case

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Anthony Scaramucci's deal with a Chinese company prevented him from entering the White House, while Gary Cohn's China bank stocks did not. More>>

Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether

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Asian shares have made modest gains after Wall Street steadied overnight. More>>

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

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Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment. More>>

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

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House Republican's health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, widening America's big income gap. More>>

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria

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The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters behind enemy lines. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

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The rights of millions of learning-disabled students have been bolstered in a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

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Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. More>>

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Video included

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President Donald Trump and House leaders are intensifying pressure on conservatives and other Republicans as crunch time approaches on their health care bill. More>>

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

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US stocks open lower a day after their biggest loss in five months. More>>

The Latest: Pa. moderate Dent to vote no on health bill

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is defending Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and insisting it gave millions of Americans "peace of mind.". More>>

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

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A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party. More>>

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

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Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment. More>>

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period in an "incidental collection.". More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to advance interests of Putin, AP learns; GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears; Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch unscathed facing last day of hearings. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch heads into his final day at a Senate witness table unscathed, after parrying a long day of Democratic questions and at times attacks over his views on President Donald Trump and how he's ruled on specific cases. More>>

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

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The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. More>>

Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule

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The Republican-led Senate is blocking an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to excessive citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch flatters senators as questioning wraps Video included

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley is pushing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to support putting cameras in the courtroom. More>>

Black lawmakers say they had candid conversation with Trump

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Black lawmakers plan to confront President Donald Trump in a White House meeting on the affect the White House's policies and priorities is having on the nation's African-American population. More>>

Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review

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Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will decide the project's fate. More>>

Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath

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Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is 'an eye for an eye.'. More>>

Lawmakers want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments

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A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years. More>>

AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin Video included

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The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Democrat criticizes GOP head of intel panel

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump's transition team _ including Trump himself _ may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community. More>>

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

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A personal injury attorney representing the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre has filed a lawsuit against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. More>>

NATO says it will reschedule meeting so Tillerson can attend

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The head of NATO says the semiannual meeting of the alliance's foreign ministers will be rescheduled so Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can attend. More>>

US declines to join letter criticizing China on human rights

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The United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers. More>>

US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS

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The U.S. and top officials from the 68-nation coalition fighting the Islamic State group are looking to increase the pressure on the extremists. More>>

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles Video included

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Banning laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest indignity thrust upon airline passengers for vague reasons. More>>

Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

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Philadelphia's top prosecutor admits he accepted more than $100,000 in gifts while in office, but vows to fight charges that he promised help with any court cases in return. More>>

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

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The head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency says the inspections regimen put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

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The Supreme Court is bolstering the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. More>>

After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votes

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Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is at home recuperating from back surgery, and that means Republican leaders may have to muster the votes to overhaul the 2010 health care law without him. More>>

Supreme Court wrestles with California police shooting case

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The Supreme Court is wrestling with the topic of police shootings in a case where a California sheriff's deputies shot a couple during their search for a wanted man. More>>

The Latest: Trump offers condolences to May on London attack Video included

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President Donald Trump is sending greetings on the occasion of the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz. More>>

Justices side with leading cheerleading uniform maker

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The Supreme Court is siding with the leading maker of cheerleading uniforms in a patent dispute with a smaller rival. More>>

Mattis says he welcomes approval from Congress for IS fight

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria. More>>

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

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Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. More>>

Court sides with workers in bankruptcy case over lost wages

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The Supreme Court is siding with hundreds of former workers at New Jersey trucking company who said they were unfairly denied a claim for lost wages after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. More>>

Biden questions Trump administration's 'romance' with Putin

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he's concerned about an ongoing "romance" between the Trump administration and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Ousted national security adviser didn't sign ethics pledge

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not sign a mandatory ethics pledge ahead of his forced resignation in February, raising questions about the White House's commitment to the lobbying and ethics rules it imposed. More>>

Labor nominee says he won't let politics influence hiring

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Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta says he will work with Congress to address the need for good, safe jobs and to provide American workers with the training they need to get them. More>>

The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. More>>

Ryan's legacy as speaker on line with health care vote

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The upcoming vote on the Republican health bill is a defining moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan that could boost his aggressive agenda to overhaul the tax code and remake the federal government. More>>

Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier

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Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports _ this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries. More>>

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

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President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University's commencement ceremony. More>>

Global shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda

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Shares are falling in Asia after U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months. More>>

Trump seeks health care triumph _ so he can move on

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President Donald Trump's pitch on a polarizing Republican health care bill in the House amounts to a means to an end: A way to move on from a divisive battle to friendlier terrain like overhauling the tax system _ as Trump puts it, "the big tax cuts.". More>>

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

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Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and Islamic State group, the nation's top diplomat says. More>>

AP Explains: A doctrine in focus at Neil Gorsuch's hearings Video included

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AP Explains: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has questioned whether judges should defer to the views of experts at federal agencies when trying to figure out the meaning of federal laws, a legal doctrine called the Chevron deference. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

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President Donald Trump contends doctors are fleeing the medical profession because of "Obamacare," but an AP Fact Check finds that dire claim is not supported by the data. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

Survey: US high schools seen as easier by exchange students

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Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports _ this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries. More>>

Asia shares sink as investors fret over Trump reform outlook

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US stocks post modest declines in early trading, but Apple is leading technology companies higher after announcing an update to its iPad. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

Trump to travel to Brussels for NATO meeting in May

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The White House has announced what is expected to be President Donald Trump's first foreign trip. More>>

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate Video included

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President Donald Trump is rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul by taking his case directly to GOP lawmakers at the Capitol. More>>

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

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Democrat Jon Ossoff, an upstart running in a Georgia congressional district that has historically voted Republican, is dominating the airwaves and the conversation surrounding a special congressional campaign and April primary. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

The Latest: Trump makes final push for health care bill

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President Donald Trump says he thinks House Republicans have enough votes to pass the GOP health bill. More>>

Bid to strip terrorist's citizenship may mark new Trump way

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The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of trying to strip a convicted terrorist of his U.S. citizenship in what some critics say could mark a new, tougher line under President Donald Trump. More>>

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is facing at least 10 hours of questions from senators on Day Two of his confirmation hearing. More>>

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

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South Korean prosecutors have grilled the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. More>>

Congress backs bill to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting

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Congress has approved a bill lifting an Obama-era rule that prevents aerial hunting of grizzly bears and bars killing of bears and wolves near dens on federal lands in Alaska. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado Video included

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Some liberal interest groups and advocates are calling on the Senate to put off confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee while the FBI is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. More>>

Far-right activist plans challenge for Nevada House seat

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A conservative activist and onetime candidate for U.S. Senate is again seeking congressional office in Nevada. More>>

Lawmaker charged with child prostitution filed odd bills

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The attorney for a Republican state senator from Oklahoma City charged with felony child prostitution says his client plans to resign by Wednesday evening. More>>

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal. More>>

Comey corrects Trump's tweets in real time

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As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. More>>

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior

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The Navy and the Marine Corps say they're considering new ways to punish inappropriate online activity by service members, including posts of "intimate" images on social media sites. More>>

French minister resigns over probe into daughters' jobs

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France's financial prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. More>>

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

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Afghanistan says it wants the Trump administration to send more forces and help meet "military shortfalls" in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. More>>

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

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In a push to secure votes for their health-care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to New York State _ a move Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe.". More>>

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say Video included

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The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. More>>

APNewsBreak: Montana House hopeful blames tax woes on health

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Montana filed three tax liens to collect about $15,000 in back taxes against the Democrat running for the state's only congressional seat. More>>

Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

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The United States says it's exploring new diplomatic, security and economic measures in response to the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. More>>

High court limits president's power to fill temporary posts

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The Supreme Court says a former top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board served in violation of a federal law governing temporary appointments. More>>

Student sues Pennsylvania school over transgender policy

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A Pennsylvania high school student is suing his school district, saying that allowing a transgender student to change in the boys' locker room constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

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President Donald Trump contends doctors are fleeing the medical profession because of "Obamacare," but an AP Fact Check finds that dire claim is not supported by the data. More>>

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

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The Trump White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials to not give follow-up details to Congress about the deep cuts contained in last week's divisive proposed budget. More>>

Gorsuch, students defend his questions about women at work Video included

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment Video included

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A Ukrainian lawmaker has published a document that he says ties Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party. More>>

Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners' suit

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The Supreme Court is suggesting it's sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs. More>>

Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better US relations

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A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private business ownership. More>>

High court says patent suit over adult diapers can proceed

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The Supreme Court says a company that makes adult diapers did not wait too long to sue a rival for copying its patented design. More>>

Justices give new life to man's false arrest lawsuit

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The Supreme Court is giving an Illinois man a new chance to sue a Chicago suburb and its police officers who arrested him on trumped up charges and kept him in jail for nearly seven weeks. More>>

AP Explains: A doctrine in focus at Neil Gorsuch's hearings Video included

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AP Explains: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has questioned whether judges should defer to the views of experts at federal agencies when trying to figure out the meaning of federal laws, a legal doctrine called the Chevron deference. More>>

AP Explains: How GOP health care plan would turn into law

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AP Explains: GOP health plan would travel a complicated path on its way to becoming law. More>>

FBI director blasted by Democrats after probe revelation Video included

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Democrats already angry at FBI Director James Comey erupted after his testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials for months. More>>

Administration tries to distance campaign aides from Trump Video included

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An FBI investigation into possible connections between Donald Trump "associates" and Russia is causing the White House to distance itself from two former senior members of the president's team. More>>

Trump urges support for health care plan so he can move on

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President Donald Trump is trying to give the teetering Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare a new sense of urgency by saying he'd like to get it over with and move on to his preferred agenda items. More>>

Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky

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President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky. More>>

Tillerson to skip meeting of NATO foreign ministers

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a semiannual meeting of NATO foreign ministers this spring and will instead travel to a Group of 7 meeting of top diplomats in Italy and then to Russia. More>>

Attorney for accused Oklahoma senator says he'll resign

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The FBI in Oklahoma City has confirmed it is investigating a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. More>>

Trump going outside Washington for support on health bill

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President Donald Trump plans to visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to make an in-person pitch for House Republican lawmakers to support a GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Fox pulls Napolitano from air after Trump report

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Fox News Channel has pulled analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after it was not able to substantiate his commentary that British intelligence had been involved in spying on Donald Trump for former President Obama. More>>

GOP leaders propose health bill changes to help older people Video included

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Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people. More>>

Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support Video included

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President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. More>>

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus Video included

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A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. More>>

S. Korea's Park says 'sorry' as she undergoes questioning

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South Korea's former president has arrived at a prosecutors' office for questioning over a corruption scandal that led to her recent removal from office. More>>

White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides Video included

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The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump's team, amid an FBI investigation into possible connections between Trump "associates" and Russia. More>>

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

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Royal Jordanian Airlines is advising passengers that laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics won't be allowed in carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights starting Tuesday. More>>

The Latest: Trump takes shot at quarterback Kaepernick

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The White House is defending proposed cuts to popular federal programs like Meals on Wheels amid President Donald Trump's taxpayer-funded trips to his Florida beach resort. More>>

DHS releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants

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The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. More>>

First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office

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First daughter Ivanka Trump is not getting an official government job, but she has a White House office and will get access to classified information. More>>

High court nominee: I'll be unbiased or 'hang up the robe'

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Senate hearings are getting underway on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. More>>

Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation Video included

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FBI Director James Comey's testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials has enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days. More>>

The Latest: Manafort says he had 'no role' in DNC hack Video included

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of fabricating allegations of election interference against Russia. More>>

Busy Washington day plays out differently on TV

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Washington's day of high-stakes drama plays out differently depending on what television network is being watched. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch confirmation vote expected by April 10 Video included

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In prepared remarks, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is the right person to uphold the Constitution. More>>

Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government

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Syrian state TV: Government forces regain control of Damascus areas attacked, captured by rebels the previous day. More>>

Supreme Court seems divided in property rights dispute

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The Supreme Court could make it tougher for state and local governments to limit development in coastal areas. More>>

Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

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Americans from the Middle East and North Africa may soon be counted in the U.S. census as distinct members of their country, not as "white" or "some other race.". More>>

President Trump's son Eric to become father

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President Donald Trump is about to become a grandfather for a ninth time. More>>

EU's Hahn heads to Macedonia to help break deadlock

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The European Union's enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn, will visit Macedonia on Tuesday in another bid to help break a political deadlock that has left the country's parties unable to form a government since an election in December. More>>

Top Palestinian official: Trump committed to 2 states

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A senior Palestinian official says he is encouraged by early signs that the Trump administration remains strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. More>>

State Sen. Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

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Democratic state Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for Illinois governor in 2018. More>>

Justices won't hear Menendez appeal in corruption case

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez seeking to throw out a corruption indictment against him. More>>

Supreme Court rejects appeal of former Connecticut governor

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The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland on public corruption charges. More>>

Germany's Merkel disputes Trump's NATO debt claim

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining Germany's rejection of a claim by President Donald Trump that it owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. More>>

Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

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Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education. More>>

From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business

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From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business. More>>

3 Tennessee death row inmates lose Supreme Court appeals

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The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from three Tennessee death-row inmates who say they should not be executed because they are intellectually disabled. More>>

At a glance: Happiest, saddest countries in the world

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At a glance: Happiest, saddest countries in the world. More>>

Trump's rallies give a boost to president and his supporters

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President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies just two months after taking office appear aimed at recapturing the enthusiasm that led to his election. More>>

How the GenForward poll of young Americans was conducted

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How the GenForward poll of young Americans was conducted. More>>

Air Force arsenal of land-based nukes shrinking as planned

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. More>>

AP Explains: Supreme Court confirmation an arduous process Video included

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AP Explains: Senate process for confirming a Supreme Court justice is arduous with rules and politics all its own. More>>

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

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A poll finds that a majority of young Americans see Donald Trump's presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians. More>>

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

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The Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy after being battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal. More>>

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls Video included

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A new global happiness report finds that money doesn't quite buy happiness as Norway vaults to No. 1 and the United States keeps falling down in rankings. More>>

Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

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Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. More>>

Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

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A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the Secret Service. More>>

Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. More>>

Intel documents offer no evidence of spying on Trump Tower

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The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committees say that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered no evidence that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower. More>>

Italy president hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia

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Italy's president has gone to a mobsters' stronghold to honor those who fight the Mafia. More>>

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO 'vast sums'

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Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim the country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. More>>

Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance

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Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. More>>

Egypt's el-Sissi to meet Trump in Washington in early April

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Egypt's leading state-owned newspaper says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Washington next month. More>>

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. More>>

Justices to hear property rights dispute over family's land

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The Supreme Court could make it easier for landowners to get paid when government rules make their property less valuable. More>>

AP Explains: Senate confirmation and Supreme Court pick Video included

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Thirteen months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate is finally holding confirmation hearings to fill the vacancy. More>>

Senate panel contacts Trump adviser in Russia investigation

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A longtime adviser to President Donald Trump says he has been asked by the Senate intelligence committee to retain any documents that could be related to its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. More>>

Report: Trump adviser's husband picked for Justice post

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President Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department. More>>

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

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A majority of young Americans view Donald Trump's as an illegitimate president, including about three-quarters of blacks and nearly half of whites. More>>

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

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The Trump administration is planning for a 30-foot-high border wall that is difficult to climb and "aesthetically pleasing" on the north side. More>>

Spicer: Secret Service stops attempted White House intrusion

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A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds. More>>

Chelsea Clinton joins Expedia board of directors

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Chelsea Clinton is joining the board of directors of online travel booking site Expedia. More>>

Trump says US 'must be paid more' to defend Germany

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There were some awkward moments when President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared before cameras at the White House. More>>

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

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Outside his sprawling Iowa congressional district, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation. More>>

Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to NATO

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President Donald Trump says Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing defense. More>>

Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

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President Donald Trump has defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones. More>>

Correction: Congress-Health Overhaul story

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Republicans are pulling in different directions as they strive to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences. More>>

Disarmingly warm Gorsuch loves 'cold neutrality' of law Video included

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Meet Neil Gorsuch: Supreme Court nominee of disarming warmth who loves "cold neutrality" of the law. More>>

Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

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The House Republican health care bill has competition from another GOP group, governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

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AP FACT CHECK: Many bold claims about Trump's first spending plan and a CBO report on Republican health care don't stand up to scrutiny. More>>

Republican health care plan creates budget problems for GOP

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Republicans intent on scrapping Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have a budget problem. More>>

Travel ban fight personal for Hawaii's 'scholarly gentleman'

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For Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, the fight against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is personal. More>>

Florida prosecutor's anti-death penalty stand surprises many

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The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. More>>

Job training session with Merkel shows Ivanka's influence Video included

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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talk job training at a round table with CEOS. More>>

Trump's Muslim rhetoric key issue in travel ban rulings

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As the legal fight over Trump's travel ban moves into the appeals courts, a key question will be: How broad are the president's immigration powers. More>>

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