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Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

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Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race

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U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature. More>>

US calls on IMF to do more to address unfair trade practices

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Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings. More>>

The Latest: Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

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Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. More>>

4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush's funeral

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

The Latest: Mnuchin, finance ministers talk US trade policy

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to pursue reforms that will support Trump administration foreign policy initiatives. More>>

Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

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California billionaire Tom Steyer is spending millions of his own money on a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, but many Democratic candidates are shying away from that idea. More>>

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. More>>

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

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Mitt Romney has one of the best-known names in politics, but he still must face down nearly a dozen Utah contenders in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. More>>

Haley's response: 'I don't get confused' draws notice

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's rebuttal to a putdown from a close adviser to President Donald Trump has been seized upon as a rallying cry among some women. More>>

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

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The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. More>>

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. More>>

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

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India's government has moved to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women. More>>

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

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The Senate's top Democrat says he now supports making marijuana legal under federal laws. More>>

Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

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Wells Fargo fined a combined $1 billion by federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses. More>>

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

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Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. More>>

Lobbyist tied to condo leased by EPA chief retires from firm

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The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. More>>

Dems' lawsuit alleges conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

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The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

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President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. More>>

Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team for Trump

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With the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender. More>>

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

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Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control. More>>

Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

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The CIA has given lawmakers a memo showing President Donald Trump's pick to be the agency's next CIA director was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded. More>>

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with a felony related to his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign. More>>

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

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President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. More>>

The Latest: Global leaders fear rising trade tensions

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Global finance ministers see rising trade tensions between the United States and China as a major threat facing the world economy. More>>

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

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South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after violent protests in provincial capital. More>>

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

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Syrian state media says Islamic State militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus. More>>

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

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Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. More>>

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

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The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. More>>

The Latest: Ally China welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

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President Donald Trump appears to be confirming news that North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear and long-range missile testing. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

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President Donald Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

For Trump, Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team

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With the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender. More>>

Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

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The public spat between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Russia sanctions cast a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump. More>>

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

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The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 soldiers this year and has now officially lowered the goal. More>>

Hot potato: Dems shy from Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump

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California billionaire Tom Steyer is spending millions of his own money on a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, but many Democratic candidates are shying away from that idea. More>>

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing Video included

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

Trump administration pushes back against trade criticism

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The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade. More>>

Trump calls OPEC efforts to boost oil prices 'not good'

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President Donald Trump says oil-producing cartel OPEC "is at it again," and that efforts to maintain high prices "will not be accepted!". More>>

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. More>>

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

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The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place. More>>

HHS secretary recovering at home after hospital stay

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HHS secretary recovering at home after hospitalization for treatment of a painful bowel condition. More>>

Pompeo faces opposition on Senate panel

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Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, is expected to face unified opposition from Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week after one undecided Democrat said he would vote no. More>>

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

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The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington. More>>

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

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A former top US intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded. More>>

Senate panel talks to Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

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A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview tells The Associated Press. More>>

John Bolton announces Mira Ricardel as deputy adviser

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John Bolton announces Mira Ricardel as deputy national security adviser. More>>

Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

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Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. More>>

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

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Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get worse with North Korea. More>>

Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

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Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding. More>>

Romney faces tough GOP crowd in Utah bid for US Senate seat

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Mitt Romney's bid for the U.S. Senate will have him wooing an unpredictable crowd of far-right leaning Utah Republicans at the state party convention this weekend. More>>

8 convicted in case alleging govt reps colluded with Mafia

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A court in Palermo convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, of charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s. More>>

Major GOP donor announces run for Wyoming governor

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Republican Party top donor, fundraiser running for governor of Wyoming. More>>

Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'

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Elizabeth Warren rails against housing discrimination in message to black activists: 'All our fights are interconnected". More>>

US says China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability'

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The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. More>>

The Latest: Former President George HW Bush greets mourners

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A spray of flowers covers the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of the Houston church where mourners are waiting to pay their final respects. More>>

Croatia's president honors victims of WWII camp

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Croatian president has visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims amid continued boycott by Croatia's Jews of the official commemoration ceremonies. More>>

Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

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Authorities say three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces have been killed by militants over a two-day period this week. More>>

Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation. More>>

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills Video included

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Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president. More>>

Woman who lost pink house, court case seeks box office win

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A Supreme Court case that involved a Connecticut woman and her little pink house is now a movie. More>>

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

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While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school. More>>

Trump says midterms are "choice" for country on taxes

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President Donald Trump says the November elections are "a choice" for the country between Republicans who want to protect their signature tax cut law and Democrats he says "want to end them and raise your taxes substantially.". More>>

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

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The potential for Arizona teachers to launch a first-ever statewide strike has school districts and parents making contingency plans despite a lack of clarity about what may happen and when. More>>

How the AP-NORC poll on foreign policy was conducted

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How the AP-NORC poll on foreign policy was conducted. More>>

Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

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Prompted by the first sitting senator with a newborn, the Senate has decided to allow the babies of its members into the chamber, but not before some coaxing. More>>

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston Video included

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The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. More>>

Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

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A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. More>>

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

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The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. More>>

The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

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The Justice Department has sent Congress confidential memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

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President Donald Trump is not planning to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, choosing instead to send his wife, first lady Melania Trump. Trump frequently assailed members of the Bush family during his 2016 campaign. More>>

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

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The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. More>>

IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

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IMF's Largarde: US-China trade tensions, rising debt load threaten healthy global economy. More>>

The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS

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A federal judge is blocking the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia until he can fully challenge his detention in court. More>>

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

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The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, relenting as House Republicans threatened to subpoena the documents and criticized department officials. More>>

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's legal team defending him in the special counsel's Russia investigation. More>>

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

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Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years. More>>

Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall

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President Donald Trump is on his way to Key West, Florida, where he'll be receiving a briefing on drug interdiction efforts. More>>

Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral

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The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington. More>>

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights

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The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S. More>>

Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

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A Senate committee is set to vote at 5 p.m. Monday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state. More>>

Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate

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Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate in a U.S. Senate race are clashing over who will be a bigger backer of President Donald Trump. More>>

EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security

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The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt. More>>

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement. More>>

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

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Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders. More>>

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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President Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to a summit with North Korea's leader, saying he will bail out of the meeting if he decides it won't produce results. More>>

The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified

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A lawyer for fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says a criminal referral to prosecutors about his client is "unjustified.". More>>

The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history. More>>

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

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President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. More>>

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

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Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his condition has deteriorated badly. More>>

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

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The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. More>>

Court: Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

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The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week. More>>

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

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The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. More>>

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

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Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017. More>>

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

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The Trump administration is making it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. More>>

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

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Trump rejects Abe's efforts to win a pass on tariffs for Japan and persuade US to rejoin TPP trade deal, showing the limits of their 'bromance'. More>>

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Crowds are lining the streets of Key West, Florida, as President Donald Trump attends a briefing on combatting drug trafficking. More>>

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. More>>

Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

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A key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency. More>>

Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens criminal case

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St. Louis judge expected to rule on whether to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens due to mistakes by the prosecutor and the private investigator she hired. More>>

Trump passes up chance to say if he'll fire Mueller

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President Donald Trump is passing up a chance to say whether he will fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

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An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending rules when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office. More>>

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

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A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize. More>>

California reaches deal on National Guard border mission

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife Video included

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Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy. More>>

Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

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Trump says a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent. More>>

Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affair

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A former Playboy model who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump has settled her lawsuit with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship. More>>

Senate panel divided over Pompeo for secretary of state

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state has so divided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it might send his nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. More>>

House panel moves to curb food stamps, renew farm subsidies

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A bitterly-divided House panel has approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy. More>>

The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans Video included

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President Donald Trump is confirming that his CIA director met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea "last week" in anticipation of their potential summit. More>>

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out Video included

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting. More>>

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

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Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad tells The Associated Press the opposition is getting an increase in support from rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing may be enough to secure victory. More>>

Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

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Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and they're weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests. More>>

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

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Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government. More>>

Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Croat officials halt Serbia visit over far-right incident

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A Croatian parliamentary delegation has cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes reportedly stamped on the Croatian national flag and insulted officials. More>>

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan Video included

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Trump is seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of Trump's planned talks with North Korea. More>>

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

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Slide Fire, the maker of bump stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to shoot continuously, is shutting down its business. More>>

Baby, c'mon in: Senate allows newborns of members in chamber

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Senate considers rules change to allow members to bring babies to votes. More>>

Zinke signs order to expand recreational opportunities

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. More>>

Trump says he'll sanction Russia as soon as they deserve it

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An internal White House quarrel over the timing of new Russia sanctions played out in public when a U.S. official suggested U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley suffered from "momentary confusion" and Haley retorted: "With all due respect, I don't get confused.". More>>

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

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Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

The Latest: Judge sets Friday hearing in Stormy Daniels case

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A federal judge in Los Angeles has set a hearing to determine whether there should be a stay in the case of a porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. More>>

Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety

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The father of a 14-year-old boy killed in the Parkland school shooting is calling for national standards for school safety, including measures to "harden" schools with bulletproof glass and technology that allows teachers to communicate during a crisis. More>>

The Latest: Senate to members' babies: C'mon in

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Senate votes unanimously to let the babies of its members into the tradition-bound chamber. More>>

The Latest: Trump prefers bilateral trade deal with Japan

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President Donald Trump and Japan's Shinzo Abe are making time for a round of golf during their Mar-a-Lago summit. More>>

Missouri governor banks on public backing in not resigning

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top Republican lawmakers in his own party and instead banking on support of regular Republican voters enamored by his populist campaign. More>>

Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight

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Around 50 House Republicans and nearly all 193 Democrats are trying to plunge the House into election-year votes on immigration. More>>

Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey

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President Donald Trump is saying he did not fire James Comey as FBI director because of the Russia investigation. More>>

GOP's regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

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The Republican-led Congress is poised to undo guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers aren't charged higher interest rates. More>>

Trump slams California governor over US troops at border

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President Donald Trump is accusing California's governor of "trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border.". More>>

Billionaire backs Feinstein challenger in US Senate race

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California billionaire Tom Steyer is endorsing state Sen. Kevin de Leon, the Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. More>>

Trump to host Merkel with Iran nuclear deal a pressing issue

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President Donald Trump will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of two European leaders heading to Washington as he mulls the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

US warns Turkey of consequences if jailed pastor isn't freed

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The Trump administration says it's considering "consequences" for NATO ally Turkey if Turkey doesn't throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups. More>>

School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

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A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school is calling for a boycott of two of what he calls the biggest investors in gun manufacturers _ BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. More>>

EPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer's dime

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Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class airline seats on at least two trips when taxpayers weren't footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government expense because of security threats. More>>

Melania Trump takes Japan's first lady to historic mansion

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First lady Melania Trump took her Japanese counterpart on a tour of another Palm Beach mansion. More>>

Trump NASA chief choice rescued in last-minute vote switch

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President Trump's nomination of Oklahoma congressman James Bridenstine to run NASA was rescued at the last minute after failing initially. More>>

Arkansas judge again demonstrates against death penalty

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An Arkansas judge prohibited from hearing execution cases has again demonstrated against the death penalty outside the governor's mansion, laying down on a cot in a scene identical to the protest that prompted his disqualification last year. More>>

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC Video included

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Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the first lady was real. More>>

Justices skeptical of Washington state over salmon habitat

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The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. More>>

EU lawmakers want action amid top EU job scandal

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European Union lawmakers want for the appointment of a top EU official to be reconsidered amid a scandal that has raised troubling questions about the accountability of civil servants in Brussels. More>>

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim Video included

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Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition

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U.S. health secretary Alex Azar is back in the hospital for additional treatment and observation. More>>

Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

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Building on Obama-era policy, Trump administration sees medication-based treatment as key to lowering overdose deaths from opioids. More>>

APNewsBreak: Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

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Donald Trump's re-election campaign is demanding that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs giving the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid. More>>

Correction: Barbara Bush-Marriage story Video included

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Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship is a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as "remarkable.". More>>

Fox News: Sean Hannity has our full support

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Fox News says it was unaware before it was revealed in court that its prime-time host, Sean Hannity, shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump. More>>

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage Video included

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Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship was a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as "remarkable.". More>>

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 Video included

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Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age 92. More>>

Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

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Teens 16 and 17 years of age could vote in presidential elections in the nation's capital, under local legislation pushed by a district lawmaker. More>>

High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule Video included

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that has to do with businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases. More>>

Stormy Daniels' big reveal: sketch of man who threatened her

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The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump says she is "done being bullied.". More>>

Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

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Wyoming district spotlighted in guns-in-schools debate to vote on arming teachers. More>>

Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government as part of a drug trafficking investigation. More>>

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

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Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Capitol amid turmoil in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' office. More>>

The Latest: Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush Video included

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Former President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, says she smiles when she thinks of Barbara Bush, saying her candor was always refreshing and her grace was endless. More>>

Trump requests extension to file 2017 tax returns

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The White House says President Trump has filed an extension for his 2017 tax returns, like "many Americans with complex returns.". More>>

Senator wants info on EPA chief's multiple email accounts

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The Republican chairman of a Senate committee is pressing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over his use of multiple government email addresses. More>>

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