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Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations.

Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov
Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov't open

Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency ...

NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds
NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds

NEW YORK (AP) - Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.

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Trump's UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nikki Haley didn't wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration's foreign policy stances.

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Samantha Bee's show briefly upstages correspondents' dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance

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Trump's lone border visit foreshadowed his flawed vision for a wall

At right is Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo. LAREDO, Texas - Donald Trump's Boeing 757 had landed a few minutes earlier on a remote runway of the local airport here in this dusty border town, and as his guests boarded the aircraft to meet him, they found the New York billionaire in the plane's gold-accented cabin watching coverage of his arrival on television, which was already steeped in drama. It was July 2015, a little over a month after Trump had officially launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Are we willing to let Trump evolve?
Are we willing to let Trump evolve?

If President Trump turns out to be serious about growing into his job, do the media and his critics have the capacity to let him?

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Details of Trump's tax plan revealed

It will slash corporate taxes and tweak personal tax rates but excludes a tax on imports favored by some congressional Republicans.

What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days
What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days

President Trump's actions during his first 100 days have not won over environmentalists. Donald Trump's election victory, after a campaign characterized by railing against environmental regulations and dismissing the work of climate scientists, sent shivers through the environmental and scientific communities. During his first 100 days in office, the brash and unpredictable president has been following through on his campaign promises to bolster the oil, coal and natural gas industries and reverse the eco-friendly policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding
Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

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House Oversight chairman: I've seen 'no evidence' that Michael Flynn 'complied' with the law

Trump's former adviser reportedly did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations.

Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability
Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability

Not quite 100 tumultuous days into his term, President Trump's foreign policy remains a work in progress - a frequently shifting, unpredictable approach to world affairs that has unsettled rivals, but also sometimes unnerves even close allies who wonder if anyone can speak with authority for the Twitter-reliant commander in chief. "It's early, but you can understand why some people would be unnerved," Haass told Yahoo News by telephone.

France begins voting in presidential poll amid high security
France begins voting in presidential poll amid high security

French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 ...

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Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania.

Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired models
Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired models

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned this week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be consultants for his political action committee last year.

Trump says Iran not living up to
Trump says Iran not living up to 'spirit' of nuclear deal

President Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House. WASHINGTON - A day after the U.S. State Department certified that Iran is complying with an agreement designed to rein in its nuclear program, President Trump accused Tehran on Thursday of not living up to the "spirit" of the deal. "They are not living up to the spirit of the agreement, I can tell you that," Trump told reporters at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand
Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

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

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

Mike Huckabee knows people hate his Twitter jokes
Mike Huckabee knows people hate his Twitter jokes

Mike Huckabee's 140-character comedy show frequently pops up in Twitter feeds of journalists and political operatives, inspiring professional critiques and even a Jimmy Kimmel skit, along with countless pleas to give his thumbs a rest.

GOP candidate Handel welcomes Trump support as Georgia special election heads toward runoff
GOP candidate Handel welcomes Trump support as Georgia special election heads toward runoff

As the special election for a Georgia congressional seat that attracted so much national attention this week heads into a runoff,  President Trump further inserted himself into the race, a move welcomed by the Republican candidate. Trump called former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel on Wednesday morning, congratulating her on making it to the runoff with Democrat Jon Ossoff. The field was crowded with nearly a dozen Republican candidates, but Handel was the highest finisher among that group with 20 percent of the vote.

US defense chief says NKorea
US defense chief says NKorea 'recklessly tried to provoke'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. Mattis commented on the weekend missile launch in an interview with reporters traveling with ...

Democrat Jon Ossoff leads in Georgia House race - a ripple, or the start of a wave?
Democrat Jon Ossoff leads in Georgia House race - a ripple, or the start of a wave?

Polls suggest that Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is within range of getting 50 percent of the vote against a large field of Republicans, winning the seat outright and avoiding a runoff.

How a single dad turned weed bus tours into a $1.8 million business
How a single dad turned weed bus tours into a $1.8 million business

Marijuana enthusiast Michael Eymer founded Colorado Cannabis Tours in January 2014, the year it became legal to sell recreational weed in the state. Eymer, the 35-year-old single dad, raked in $1.8 million in sales last year. He's up 66 percent this year so far.

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit
Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."

Trump castigates Putin for backing
Trump castigates Putin for backing 'evil' Assad

President Trump tore into Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him an "animal," and scolded Russia for continuing to support the embattled Middle Eastern leader. In a Fox Business interview published Wednesday, Trump was asked what message he'd like to see Secretary of State Rex Tillerson convey to Russian leaders on his current trip to Moscow. "Number one, you should have peace in Syria," Trump told host Maria Bartiromo.

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe - Washington Post
FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe - Washington Post

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing law enforcement and other U.S. officials

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan
During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump.

House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive
House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory has made the race surprisingly competitive for a Kansas House seat held by a Republican for more than two decades.

Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions
Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions

By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end

As tensions rise with Russia, U.S. colleges still pay for Snowden speeches
As tensions rise with Russia, U.S. colleges still pay for Snowden speeches

Edward Snowden is in a peculiar situation as a 33-year-old former U.S. intelligence contractor being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars from speaking contracts - some from public American colleges - while living under guard at an undisclosed location in Russia.

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors
Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.

G-7 ministers aim to press Russia to end Assad support
G-7 ministers aim to press Russia to end Assad support

LUCCA, Italy (AP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad.

Trump officials say no new US focus on ousting Syria
Trump officials say no new US focus on ousting Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chemical weapons attack in Syria that triggered retaliatory American airstrikes hasn't shifted U.S. priorities toward ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad, top Trump administration officials said.

Syria Beckons Beyond Trump
Syria Beckons Beyond Trump's Red Line

There would be no long, anxious walks in the Rose Garden this time, no throwing the decision to Congress or fudging a red line that had been clearly drawn. Just hours after accusing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of going " beyond a red line" with a poison gas attack that killed scores of civilians, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against the Syrian airbase from which the attack was launched.

US officials say military hotline with Russia remains open
US officials say military hotline with Russia remains open

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Russia will maintain a hotline aimed at preventing midair collisions of their warplanes in Syria, senior U.S. military officials said Friday, contradicting Moscow's claims that it has suspended the "deconfliction" talks in protest of America's

Syrian presidency vows to step up campaign against militants
Syrian presidency vows to step up campaign against militants

The Syrian presidency said a U.S. missile attack on a Syrian army air base in Homs had increased Syria's resolve to defeat insurgent groups, vowing to step up the pace of operations against them. "This aggression has increased Syria's resolve to hit those terrorist agents, to continue to

Analysis: For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria
Analysis: For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump's sudden decision to order airstrikes against the Syrian government was an overnight evolution for a president who long warned against deeper American involvement in one of the world's most stubbornly violent conflicts.

Senators lament killing the filibuster, but do it anyway
Senators lament killing the filibuster, but do it anyway

When it came time Thursday morning for Democratic senators to force the hand of their Republican colleagues, compelling them to employ the so-called "nuclear option" to blow up the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, Sen. Chris Coons looked physically ill. As the Senator from Delaware's name was called during a vote to end debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the high court, Coons grimaced before voting "no" along with all of his Democratic colleagues. On the other side of the aisle, 52 Republicans proceeded to vote in favor of doing away with the judicial filibuster, clearing the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority vote.

Jared and Ivanka ask what their country can do for them
Jared and Ivanka ask what their country can do for them

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have decided they'd very much like to run the country for a spell, but they're not willing to sacrifice a damn thing for the privilege.

North Korea casts shadow over Trump
North Korea casts shadow over Trump's Mar-a-Lago summit with Xi

President Trump faces the most serious test to date of his "America First" foreign policy this week as he hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a summit that will be largely defined by escalating tensions with North Korea. The two men will have dinner on Thursday and then hold what officials on both sides have described as informal, get-to-know-you meetings on Friday at Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the U.S. president hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. "They want to build up the type of personal rapport and working relationship that we'll be able to count on in times of opportunity, but also in times of crisis," Acting Assistant Secretary of...

Bannon Removed From National Security Council Role in Shakeup
Bannon Removed From National Security Council Role in Shakeup

President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according ...

McConnell says he has the votes to scrap Supreme Court filibuster in Gorsuch standoff
McConnell says he has the votes to scrap Supreme Court filibuster in Gorsuch standoff

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday afternoon that he was confident he had the votes to change the body's rules if Democrats go through with their threat to filibuster President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. McConnell downplayed the significance of that change, even as other members of his caucus have said it would damage the Senate and lead to a more ideological, partisan Supreme Court. "The practical effect of all of this would be to take us back to where we were before Sen. Schumer convinced Democrats to routinely filibuster judges," McConnell said, referring to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

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Women's groups embrace O'Reilly boycott as more advertisers bail

Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York City, April 6, 2016. The National Organization for Women and organizers of the Women's March have joined in the boycott against Bill O'Reilly as at least seven companies have pulled ads from "The O

Governors from pro-pot states ask Trump administration to
Governors from pro-pot states ask Trump administration to 'engage' before cracking down

The governors of the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana have sent an open letter urging the Trump administration to work with them before making any changes to the enforcement of federal drug laws in their states. The April 3 letter was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and signed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews
White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. The proposal was getting mixed reviews from conservative and moderate lawmakers

Democrats Have Votes to Halt Gorsuch Confirmation, Tally Shows
Democrats Have Votes to Halt Gorsuch Confirmation, Tally Shows

Senate Democrats appear to have enough votes to block Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court under current rules, a move that may lead to a unilateral rule change by Republicans known as ...

We the pupils: More states teach founding US documents
We the pupils: More states teach founding US documents

Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test? In a growing ...

U.S. Senate panel expected to approve Trump
U.S. Senate panel expected to approve Trump's Supreme Court pick, set up Senate showdown

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Monday is expected to advance President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week, setting up a political showdown as Democrats seek to block his confirmation. Republicans hold an

Democrat Donnelly to support Trump pick for U.S. Supreme Court
Democrat Donnelly to support Trump pick for U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly threw his support on Sunday behind Judge Neil Gorsuch, becoming only the third Democrat to back President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch, conducting a thorough review

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