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  • Idaho teen recovering after being hit by a car

    Idaho teen recovering after being hit by a car

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-20 21:42:07 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A 13-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car on Seltice Way near State Line. The victim said moments after he was hit, the driver fled the scene. The boy's dad told KHQ's Hayley Guenthner that Saturday night around 9:00, his son went to grab a snack from the gas station about a block from their home. He said the car veered off the road and into the parking lot where his son was. When a woman came to 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A 13-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car on Seltice Way near State Line. The victim said moments after he was hit, the driver fled the scene. The boy's dad told KHQ's Hayley Guenthner that Saturday night around 9:00, his son went to grab a snack from the gas station about a block from their home. He said the car veered off the road and into the parking lot where his son was. When a woman came to 

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  • Spokane's historic Ice Storm is now 21 years old

    Spokane's historic Ice Storm is now 21 years old

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-19 21:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marked two years since windstorm 2015 knocked down trees, caused massive damage and left thousands of people without power in and around Spokane. Just a few days later marks another historic weather-related anniversary in the region: Ice Storm 1996.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marked two years since windstorm 2015 knocked down trees, caused massive damage and left thousands of people without power in and around Spokane. Just a few days later marks another historic weather-related anniversary in the region: Ice Storm 1996.

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  • FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty

    FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty

    Monday, November 20 2017 1:29 PM EST2017-11-20 18:29:41 GMT

    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - The FBI is investigating after one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died and another was seriously injured while on duty in South Texas.  Border Patrol spokesman Douglas Mosier says Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were taken to a hospital Sunday after they were hurt while responding to activity in the Big Bend area. The 36-year-old Martinez died at the hospital.

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    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - The FBI is investigating after one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died and another was seriously injured while on duty in South Texas.  Border Patrol spokesman Douglas Mosier says Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were taken to a hospital Sunday after they were hurt while responding to activity in the Big Bend area. The 36-year-old Martinez died at the hospital.

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  • Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

    Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:16:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House.      The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service says it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House.      The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

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  • Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

    Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

    Sunday, June 4 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-04 17:13:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two administration officials say President Donald Trump is leaning against invoking executive privilege to try to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying about their private conversations. The officials say there's been no final decision and the matter remains under discussion. Trump's known to change his mind on major issues.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two administration officials say President Donald Trump is leaning against invoking executive privilege to try to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying about their private conversations. The officials say there's been no final decision and the matter remains under discussion. Trump's known to change his mind on major issues.

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  • Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

    Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:14:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill. That compares with 28 million under age 65 who would lack insurance that year under the current health law signed by President Barack Obama.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill. That compares with 28 million under age 65 who would lack insurance that year under the current health law signed by President Barack Obama.

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  • Report: Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

    Report: Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:02:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.   The New York Times says Trump made the request to Comey during a February meeting. The newspaper cites a memo Comey wrote following the meeting.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.   The New York Times says Trump made the request to Comey during a February meeting. The newspaper cites a memo Comey wrote following the meeting.

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  • McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info

    McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:26:38 GMT

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat.      H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday "is false" and "at no time" were intelligence sources or methods discussed during Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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    President Donald Trump's national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat.      H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday "is false" and "at no time" were intelligence sources or methods discussed during Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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  • Comey may get chance to publicly defend name against Trump

    Comey may get chance to publicly defend name against Trump

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:14:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former FBI director James Comey has been on the sidelines after his ouster, while his FBI led an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. But a man long defined by his independent streak, willingness to buck protocol and even a flair for the dramatic could resurface to publicly defend himself against the attacks of President Donald Trump.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former FBI director James Comey has been on the sidelines after his ouster, while his FBI led an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. But a man long defined by his independent streak, willingness to buck protocol and even a flair for the dramatic could resurface to publicly defend himself against the attacks of President Donald Trump.

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  • Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited

    Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-05-10 23:56:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats' calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director's ouster, but the options for an independent probe remain limited, and the only current avenue for such an appointment is in the hands of the Justice Department.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats' calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director's ouster, but the options for an independent probe remain limited, and the only current avenue for such an appointment is in the hands of the Justice Department.

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  • Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

    Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

    Saturday, May 6 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-05-06 23:53:48 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) - Democrats aren't happy about the House Republican health care bill, but they are upbeat about the prospect of the measure serving as a millstone around GOP necks. The House bill has Americans in an uproar over its negative aspects, such as older people facing higher costs and 14 million people losing their insurance in the first year.

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    ATLANTA (AP) - Democrats aren't happy about the House Republican health care bill, but they are upbeat about the prospect of the measure serving as a millstone around GOP necks. The House bill has Americans in an uproar over its negative aspects, such as older people facing higher costs and 14 million people losing their insurance in the first year.

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  • House to vote on health care repeal Thursday

    House to vote on health care repeal Thursday

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-05-04 00:19:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans will vote on a bill to repeal major portions of Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law.      That's the word Wednesday night from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters "yes" when asked if they have sufficient votes. Leaders have spent days scrambling to round up the votes for their legislation.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans will vote on a bill to repeal major portions of Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law.      That's the word Wednesday night from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters "yes" when asked if they have sufficient votes. Leaders have spent days scrambling to round up the votes for their legislation.

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  • AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

    AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-05-02 22:31:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she warned the White House that President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador could leave him compromised.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she warned the White House that President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador could leave him compromised.

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  • Spicer: White House 'looking into' libel laws

    Spicer: White House 'looking into' libel laws

    Monday, May 1 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-05-01 21:26:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is "looking into" ways to potentially change the nation's libel laws to make it easier to go after reporters whose stories they deem inaccurate. That's according to President Trump's chief spokesman Sean Spicer, who says, "that is something that is being looked into, substantively and then both logistically how it would happen."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is "looking into" ways to potentially change the nation's libel laws to make it easier to go after reporters whose stories they deem inaccurate. That's according to President Trump's chief spokesman Sean Spicer, who says, "that is something that is being looked into, substantively and then both logistically how it would happen."

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  • Trump says he's had tougher gigs than presidency

    Trump says he's had tougher gigs than presidency

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-30 18:20:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's had tougher jobs, but acknowledges the presidency is "always a challenge, like life itself is a challenge." Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation," ''I've had things that were tougher, although I'll let you know that better at the end of eight years. Perhaps eight years. Hopefully, eight years."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's had tougher jobs, but acknowledges the presidency is "always a challenge, like life itself is a challenge." Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation," ''I've had things that were tougher, although I'll let you know that better at the end of eight years. Perhaps eight years. Hopefully, eight years."

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  • Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

    Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-04-29 17:45:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.      In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.      In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.

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  • Trump says he won't pull US out of NAFTA

    Trump says he won't pull US out of NAFTA

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:02:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.      The White House made the surprise announcement in a read-out of calls Wednesday between the world leaders.      The White House says the president "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time." 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.      The White House made the surprise announcement in a read-out of calls Wednesday between the world leaders.      The White House says the president "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time." 

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  • Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:30:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. It's complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. His administration will mark 100 days in office on April 29 - the same day government could shut down without a budget deal.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. It's complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. His administration will mark 100 days in office on April 29 - the same day government could shut down without a budget deal.

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  • Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

    Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

    Saturday, April 15 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-15 20:00:10 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - Protesters are taking to the streets across the country to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.      The Washington, D.C., march began Saturday with a rally at the U.S. Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to stop the secrecy. Organizers say marches are taking place in about 150 cities.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - Protesters are taking to the streets across the country to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.      The Washington, D.C., march began Saturday with a rally at the U.S. Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to stop the secrecy. Organizers say marches are taking place in about 150 cities.

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  • Dems: Trump's tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul

    Dems: Trump's tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-04-11 18:07:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is going to make this year's promised overhaul of the tax code "much harder." Sen. Charles Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives for supporting different policies and that average American will think he's making changes because "it's good for him."

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    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is going to make this year's promised overhaul of the tax code "much harder." Sen. Charles Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives for supporting different policies and that average American will think he's making changes because "it's good for him."

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  • To some, aggressive Justice Dept stance looks like step back

    To some, aggressive Justice Dept stance looks like step back

    Sunday, April 9 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-04-09 18:54:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - For three decades, America got tough on crime. Police used aggressive tactics and arrest rates soared. Small-time drug cases clogged the courts. Vigorous gun prosecutions sent young men away from their communities and to faraway prisons for long terms. But as crime rates dropped since 2000, enforcement policies changed.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - For three decades, America got tough on crime. Police used aggressive tactics and arrest rates soared. Small-time drug cases clogged the courts. Vigorous gun prosecutions sent young men away from their communities and to faraway prisons for long terms. But as crime rates dropped since 2000, enforcement policies changed.

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  • Tillerson says US missile strikes carry message for others

    Tillerson says US missile strikes carry message for others

    Sunday, April 9 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-04-09 18:37:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carry a message for any country seen as operating outside international norms. He didn't specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carry a message for any country seen as operating outside international norms. He didn't specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough.

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  • Now on high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

    Now on high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

    Saturday, April 8 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-08 20:08:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch. Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has seen his life story, personality and professional career explored in excruciating detail since he was nominated by President Donald Trump 10 weeks ago.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch. Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has seen his life story, personality and professional career explored in excruciating detail since he was nominated by President Donald Trump 10 weeks ago.

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  • Trump tells Congress Syria strikes were 'vital'

    Trump tells Congress Syria strikes were 'vital'

    Saturday, April 8 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-04-08 19:44:16 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The White House is circulating a letter President Donald Trump sent to the leaders of both houses of Congress explaining his decision to order military strikes on a Syrian air field.

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The White House is circulating a letter President Donald Trump sent to the leaders of both houses of Congress explaining his decision to order military strikes on a Syrian air field.

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  • After Syria strike, Trump's emerging doctrine is flexibility

    After Syria strike, Trump's emerging doctrine is flexibility

    Saturday, April 8 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-04-08 17:46:50 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision. Is Trump now a humanitarian interventionist, willing to wield American military power when foreign governments threaten their own citizens?

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision. Is Trump now a humanitarian interventionist, willing to wield American military power when foreign governments threaten their own citizens?

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  • AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

    AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

    Saturday, April 1 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-04-01 14:44:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Slim majorities of Americans favor independent investigations into President Donald Trump's relationship with the Russian government and possible attempts by Russia to influence last year's election.      That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Slim majorities of Americans favor independent investigations into President Donald Trump's relationship with the Russian government and possible attempts by Russia to influence last year's election.      That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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  • Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

    Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-03-29 21:26:44 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.  Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the executive order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.  Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the executive order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional.

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  • House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

    House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:49:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. It's the first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. It's the first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

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  • Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

    Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:09:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.      The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.      The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

    EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

    Sunday, March 26 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-03-26 19:33:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming.  EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the executive order to be signed Tuesday will undo the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, an environmental regulation that restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming.  EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the executive order to be signed Tuesday will undo the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, an environmental regulation that restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.

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  • The Latest: Gorsuch calls Trump's judge attacks demoralizing

    The Latest: Gorsuch calls Trump's judge attacks demoralizing

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-03-21 23:08:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is saying for the first time publicly that President Trump's attacks on federal judges were "disheartening" and "demoralizing."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is saying for the first time publicly that President Trump's attacks on federal judges were "disheartening" and "demoralizing."

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  • Ryan: more help for older people needed in GOP health bill

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

    Sunday, March 19 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-03-19 18:18:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.  A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.  A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

    Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

    Thursday, March 16 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-03-16 04:18:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen Cabinet departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen Cabinet departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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  • Seattle judge says he will rule in travel ban case

    Seattle judge says he will rule in travel ban case

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-03-15 22:55:03 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle said after a hearing that he will issue a written order about whether to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban but didn't say when he would make his decision.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle said after a hearing that he will issue a written order about whether to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban but didn't say when he would make his decision.

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  • Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

    Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-03-15 01:31:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgement comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms. The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgement comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms. The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal.

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  • US government says new travel ban 'substantially different'

    US government says new travel ban 'substantially different'

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-03-15 00:34:13 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Federal lawyers say President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is "substantially different" from the original and a judge shouldn't apply a previous restraining order to the new version.  Justice Department lawyers filed documents in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, two days before the executive order is set to go into effect.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Federal lawyers say President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is "substantially different" from the original and a judge shouldn't apply a previous restraining order to the new version.  Justice Department lawyers filed documents in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, two days before the executive order is set to go into effect.

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  • Congress sends Trump drug test measure for unemployed

    Congress sends Trump drug test measure for unemployed

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-03-15 00:01:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent President Donald Trump a measure to expand the number of applicants for jobless benefits who can be drug-tested.      The White House has said Trump will sign the measure into law as a cancellation of "unnecessary regulations."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent President Donald Trump a measure to expand the number of applicants for jobless benefits who can be drug-tested.      The White House has said Trump will sign the measure into law as a cancellation of "unnecessary regulations."

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  • Washington lawmakers respond to health plan report

    Washington lawmakers respond to health plan report

    Monday, March 13 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-03-13 23:15:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Following a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Committee (CBO) that some 14 million people would lose coverage under the Republican Health Care Act, Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are reacting to the news.

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    WASHINGTON - Following a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Committee (CBO) that some 14 million people would lose coverage under the Republican Health Care Act, Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are reacting to the news.

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  • White House health secretary disagrees 'strenuously' with CBO report

    White House health secretary disagrees 'strenuously' with CBO report

    Monday, March 13 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-03-13 22:09:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it disagrees "strenuously" with a budget analysis of the Republican health care plan.      Health Secretary Tom Price says it will cover more individuals and lower costs.      Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday that 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it disagrees "strenuously" with a budget analysis of the Republican health care plan.      Health Secretary Tom Price says it will cover more individuals and lower costs.      Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday that 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system.

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  • Congress' analyst: 14M lose coverage under GOP health bill

    Congress' analyst: 14M lose coverage under GOP health bill

    Monday, March 13 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-03-13 22:02:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday's estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says there would be 24 million more people uninsured by 2026 than under current law.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday's estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says there would be 24 million more people uninsured by 2026 than under current law.

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  • Palestinian leader says Trump committed to Mideast peace

    Palestinian leader says Trump committed to Mideast peace

    Sunday, March 12 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-03-12 19:34:43 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says U.S. President Donald Trump has assured him of his commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.  Abbas on Sunday spoke about what he described as a constructive phone call with Trump two days earlier.      The official Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted Abbas as saying that Trump "asserted his full commitment to the peace process."  

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    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says U.S. President Donald Trump has assured him of his commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.  Abbas on Sunday spoke about what he described as a constructive phone call with Trump two days earlier.      The official Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted Abbas as saying that Trump "asserted his full commitment to the peace process."  

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  • Health chief: No one worse off financially under GOP plan

    Health chief: No one worse off financially under GOP plan

    Sunday, March 12 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-03-12 16:39:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Health Secretary Tom Price says he "firmly" believes that "nobody will be worse off financially" under the health care overhaul the Trump administration and congressional Republicans envision replacing President Barack Obama's law.  Price tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that people will have choices as they select the kind of coverage they want as opposed to what the government forces them to buy.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Health Secretary Tom Price says he "firmly" believes that "nobody will be worse off financially" under the health care overhaul the Trump administration and congressional Republicans envision replacing President Barack Obama's law.  Price tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that people will have choices as they select the kind of coverage they want as opposed to what the government forces them to buy.

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  • House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped

    House panel wants any evidence Trump's phones were tapped

    Saturday, March 11 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-03-11 22:33:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election.      A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the information be provided by Monday.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election.      A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the information be provided by Monday.

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  • US attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning

    US attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning

    Saturday, March 11 2017 3:07 PM EST2017-03-11 20:07:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - An outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption says he was fired after refusing to resign.   Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon that he was fired. He said: "I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired."

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    NEW YORK (AP) - An outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption says he was fired after refusing to resign.   Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon that he was fired. He said: "I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired."

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  • Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban

    Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban

    Saturday, March 11 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-03-11 18:24:42 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's initial travel ban says he won't immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies to the new travel ban because of procedural reasons. U.S. District Judge James Robart said in an order Friday that motions or a complaint over the revised ban need to be filed before he can make a decision.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's initial travel ban says he won't immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies to the new travel ban because of procedural reasons. U.S. District Judge James Robart said in an order Friday that motions or a complaint over the revised ban need to be filed before he can make a decision.

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  • Hawaii is 1st state to sue over new travel ban

    Hawaii is 1st state to sue over new travel ban

    Thursday, March 9 2017 1:26 AM EST2017-03-09 06:26:26 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. 

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    HONOLULU (AP) - The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. 

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  • Conservatives say Trump open to GOP bill fixes

    Conservatives say Trump open to GOP bill fixes

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-03-09 00:17:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of conservative leaders say after a meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that the administration is willing to make changes to the Republican legislation to repeal and replace the health care law.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of conservative leaders say after a meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that the administration is willing to make changes to the Republican legislation to repeal and replace the health care law.

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  • Attorney general clarifies testimony on Russian contacts

    Attorney general clarifies testimony on Russian contacts

    Monday, March 6 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-03-07 00:24:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clarified his confirmation hearing testimony to acknowledge having spoken twice last year with the Russian ambassador.      The filing Monday amends testimony Sessions gave in January when he said he did not have communications with the Russians.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clarified his confirmation hearing testimony to acknowledge having spoken twice last year with the Russian ambassador.      The filing Monday amends testimony Sessions gave in January when he said he did not have communications with the Russians.

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  • Ben Carson compares slavery to immigration to America

    Ben Carson compares slavery to immigration to America

    Monday, March 6 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-03-06 23:37:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is comparing slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that one slavery expert calls "inappropriate and wildly inaccurate." Carson was talking about the work ethic of immigrants who came through Ellis Island during his first speech to the department on Monday.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is comparing slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that one slavery expert calls "inappropriate and wildly inaccurate." Carson was talking about the work ethic of immigrants who came through Ellis Island during his first speech to the department on Monday.

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  • Inslee says revised travel ban is a "substantial retreat"

    Inslee says revised travel ban is a "substantial retreat"

    Monday, March 6 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-03-06 22:27:25 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the President Donald Trump's revised travel ban a "substantial retreat from the president."  Inslee said Monday that president's actions were a reaction to the state's decision to sue over the initial travel ban, which resulted in a Seattle judge blocking its implementation around the country.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the President Donald Trump's revised travel ban a "substantial retreat from the president."  Inslee said Monday that president's actions were a reaction to the state's decision to sue over the initial travel ban, which resulted in a Seattle judge blocking its implementation around the country.

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  • Washington state mulling further travel ban challenge

    Washington state mulling further travel ban challenge

    Monday, March 6 2017 5:20 PM EST2017-03-06 22:20:28 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's going to take two or three days to decide whether to continue challenging President Donald Trump on immigration, in light of the administration's revised travel ban.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's going to take two or three days to decide whether to continue challenging President Donald Trump on immigration, in light of the administration's revised travel ban.

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  • Ban halts entries for 6 Muslim-majority nations; Mass. AG eyeing all legal options regarding ban

    Ban halts entries for 6 Muslim-majority nations; Mass. AG eyeing all legal options regarding ban

    Monday, March 6 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-03-06 20:46:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's new travel ban order will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas. That's according to a fact sheet distributed to lawmakers and obtained by The Associated Press. Trump will sign the order on Monday. 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's new travel ban order will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas. That's according to a fact sheet distributed to lawmakers and obtained by The Associated Press. Trump will sign the order on Monday. 

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  • Official says FBI wants Trump claim rejected

    Official says FBI wants Trump claim rejected

    Sunday, March 5 2017 7:56 PM EST2017-03-06 00:56:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute allegations made on Twitter by President Donald Trump that Barack Obama as president ordered the tapping of Trump's phones during the presidential campaign      The official isn't authorized to discuss the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute allegations made on Twitter by President Donald Trump that Barack Obama as president ordered the tapping of Trump's phones during the presidential campaign      The official isn't authorized to discuss the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  • Tea party parallel? Liberals taking aim at their own party

    Tea party parallel? Liberals taking aim at their own party

    Sunday, March 5 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-03-05 19:59:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a national surge of anti-Donald Trump protests, boycotts and actions. But liberals are taking aim at a different target -their own party. Over the past few weeks, activists have formed a number of organizations threatening to run a primary opponent against any Democratic incumbent who offers anything less than complete resistance to the president.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a national surge of anti-Donald Trump protests, boycotts and actions. But liberals are taking aim at a different target -their own party. Over the past few weeks, activists have formed a number of organizations threatening to run a primary opponent against any Democratic incumbent who offers anything less than complete resistance to the president.

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  • House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims

    House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims

    Sunday, March 5 2017 1:43 PM EST2017-03-05 18:43:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump's allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year will become part of his panel's investigation. Trump has offered no evidence or details to support his claim, and Obama's spokesman has denied it.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump's allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year will become part of his panel's investigation. Trump has offered no evidence or details to support his claim, and Obama's spokesman has denied it.

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  • First House health care votes near, GOP dissenters persist

    First House health care votes near, GOP dissenters persist

    Saturday, March 4 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-03-04 19:40:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans seem set to start muscling legislation through Congress reshaping the country's health care system.      Don't confuse that with GOP unity or assume that success is guaranteed. Unresolved disputes over taxes and Medicaid rage on. And conservatives complaining that Republican proposals are too timid could undermine efforts.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans seem set to start muscling legislation through Congress reshaping the country's health care system.      Don't confuse that with GOP unity or assume that success is guaranteed. Unresolved disputes over taxes and Medicaid rage on. And conservatives complaining that Republican proposals are too timid could undermine efforts.

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  • Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge

    Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge

    Saturday, March 4 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-03-04 19:30:23 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Keystone XL oil pipeline won't use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says.      White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that's due to language in a presidential directive Trump issued in January. Sanders says the directive applies to new pipelines or those being repaired.

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Keystone XL oil pipeline won't use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says.      White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that's due to language in a presidential directive Trump issued in January. Sanders says the directive applies to new pipelines or those being repaired.

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  • Supporters gather for 'March 4 Trump' rallies around US

    Supporters gather for 'March 4 Trump' rallies around US

    Saturday, March 4 2017 1:17 PM EST2017-03-04 18:17:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to convene at Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to convene at Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency.

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  • Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

    Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

    Saturday, March 4 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-03-04 17:35:21 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation.      Trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower."

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation.      Trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower."

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  • AOL emails among records Gov. Pence kept private

    AOL emails among records Gov. Pence kept private

    Friday, March 3 2017 6:30 PM EST2017-03-03 23:30:31 GMT

    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana's governor. The latest case involves his use of a private AOL email account to conduct state business, which was first reported Thursday by the Indianapolis Star. The Associated Press has also tried to obtain his AOL emails after filing a public ...

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    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana's governor. The latest case involves his use of a private AOL email account to conduct state business, which was first reported Thursday by the Indianapolis Star. The Associated Press has also tried to obtain his AOL emails after filing a public ...

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  • State Senate passes bill to ban heroin injection sites

    State Senate passes bill to ban heroin injection sites

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-03-03 04:16:26 GMT
    State Senate passes bill to ban heroin injection sitesState Senate passes bill to ban heroin injection sites

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a measure that ultimately bans safe-injection sites for heroin users in Washington state. Senate Bill 5223 passed in the Republican-led Senate Thursday on a 26-23 vote and now heads to the Democratic-controlled House, where it is not expected to advance. The measure would remove local authority to establish heroin injection sites. State Sen. Mark Miloscia, a Republican from Federal Way, spon...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a measure that ultimately bans safe-injection sites for heroin users in Washington state. Senate Bill 5223 passed in the Republican-led Senate Thursday on a 26-23 vote and now heads to the Democratic-controlled House, where it is not expected to advance. The measure would remove local authority to establish heroin injection sites. State Sen. Mark Miloscia, a Republican from Federal Way, spon...

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  • State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

    State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:10 PM EST2017-03-03 04:10:10 GMT
    State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speechState Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Senate passed a bill protecting high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media. Senate Bill 5064 passed Thursday on a 45-4 vote in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration. Under the measure, student editors would be responsible for determining what goes into their publication or broadcast. School administrators would not be allowed to censor or review any content be...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Senate passed a bill protecting high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media. Senate Bill 5064 passed Thursday on a 45-4 vote in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration. Under the measure, student editors would be responsible for determining what goes into their publication or broadcast. School administrators would not be allowed to censor or review any content be...

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  • Last-ditch effort to add LGBT protections in Idaho dashed

    Last-ditch effort to add LGBT protections in Idaho dashed

    Thursday, March 2 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-03-03 00:26:54 GMT
    Last-ditch effort to add LGBT protections in Idaho dashedLast-ditch effort to add LGBT protections in Idaho dashed

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A surprise rule technicality blocked Idaho's House Democrats attempts to add last-minute legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination. House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding said Thursday that his caucus was planning on submitting an amendment to an election-related bill that would have deleted the majority of the bill's original language. Instead, the proposal would have added the words "g...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A surprise rule technicality blocked Idaho's House Democrats attempts to add last-minute legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination. House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding said Thursday that his caucus was planning on submitting an amendment to an election-related bill that would have deleted the majority of the bill's original language. Instead, the proposal would have added the words "g...

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  • Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

    Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:28 PM EST2017-03-02 04:28:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. The Justice Department said Wednesday night that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. The Justice Department said Wednesday night that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. 

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  • President Trump makes first address to Congress

    President Trump makes first address to Congress

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:26 PM EST2017-03-01 04:26:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is opening his address to a joint session of Congress by condemning the recent threats against Jewish community centers and a fatal shooting in Kansas being investigated as a hate crime.      Trump on Tuesday said that "while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands uni...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is opening his address to a joint session of Congress by condemning the recent threats against Jewish community centers and a fatal shooting in Kansas being investigated as a hate crime.      Trump on Tuesday said that "while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands uni...

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  • Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

    Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-03-01 00:07:55 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Airport officials and civil rights lawyers are preparing for President Donald Trump's new travel ban. They're mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Airport officials and civil rights lawyers are preparing for President Donald Trump's new travel ban. They're mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way.

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  • Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

    Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

    Monday, February 27 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-02-27 23:27:31 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't give an explanation Monday for denying the request but said it would extend until next week the deadline for the government's opening brief in its appeal.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't give an explanation Monday for denying the request but said it would extend until next week the deadline for the government's opening brief in its appeal.

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  • Inslee expresses concern over health care following meeting with President Trump

    Inslee expresses concern over health care following meeting with President Trump

    Monday, February 27 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-02-27 19:55:41 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in Washington, D.C. for a gathering of the National Governors Association that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump. Inslee has been a vocal opponent of Trump and supported the lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that has led to a temporary halt of the president’s travel ban aimed at immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in Washington, D.C. for a gathering of the National Governors Association that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump. Inslee has been a vocal opponent of Trump and supported the lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that has led to a temporary halt of the president’s travel ban aimed at immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

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  • Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

    Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

    Sunday, February 26 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-02-27 00:17:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests. The nominee, Philip Bilden, is a businessman and former military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests. The nominee, Philip Bilden, is a businessman and former military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve.

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  • Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security

    Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security

    Sunday, February 26 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-02-26 19:14:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare.      Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that "we are not touching those now." He says people should not "expect to see that as part" of the administration's first budget.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare.      Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that "we are not touching those now." He says people should not "expect to see that as part" of the administration's first budget.

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  • White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe

    White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe

    Sunday, February 26 2017 2:04 PM EST2017-02-26 19:04:32 GMT

    The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  A prominent Republican, California Rep. Darrell Issa, has called for a special prosecutor and said it would be improper for Sessions to lead the investigation as the nation's chief law enforcement official.

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    The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  A prominent Republican, California Rep. Darrell Issa, has called for a special prosecutor and said it would be improper for Sessions to lead the investigation as the nation's chief law enforcement official.

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  • Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

    Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

    Saturday, February 25 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-02-25 23:24:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring.  In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes "everyone well and have a great evening!"

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring.  In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes "everyone well and have a great evening!"

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  • Ex-Labor Secretary Perez voted Dem chairman

    Ex-Labor Secretary Perez voted Dem chairman

    Saturday, February 25 2017 3:40 PM EST2017-02-25 20:40:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have a new national party chairman and it's Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Obama.      Perez won over Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, in the second round of voting Saturday by Democratic National Committee members at their meeting in Atlanta/

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have a new national party chairman and it's Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Obama.      Perez won over Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, in the second round of voting Saturday by Democratic National Committee members at their meeting in Atlanta/

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  • Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

    Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

    Saturday, February 25 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-02-25 20:02:43 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) - As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.      Under the health care law, insurance companies are required to cover people with serious medical problems.

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    CHICAGO (AP) - As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.      Under the health care law, insurance companies are required to cover people with serious medical problems.

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  • Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot

    Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot

    Friday, February 24 2017 6:15 PM EST2017-02-24 23:15:10 GMT
    Washington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal potWashington ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal pot

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal marijuana. Ferguson made the comments Thursday after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing that President Donald Trump's administration might crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Ferguson, who also led the states in challenging Trump's executive order on immigration, not...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal marijuana. Ferguson made the comments Thursday after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing that President Donald Trump's administration might crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Ferguson, who also led the states in challenging Trump's executive order on immigration, not...

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  • Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

    Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:10 PM EST2017-02-24 20:10:18 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order. A government motion filed Friday says all actions on the appeal should be stopped because Trump intends to issue a new executive order that addresses some of the constitutional concerns raised by his first action.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order. A government motion filed Friday says all actions on the appeal should be stopped because Trump intends to issue a new executive order that addresses some of the constitutional concerns raised by his first action.

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  • Govt: 746 people subjected to travel ban on Jan. 28-29

    Govt: 746 people subjected to travel ban on Jan. 28-29

    Thursday, February 23 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-02-24 02:10:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The government has given civil rights attorneys a list of 746 people subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban who were detained or processed by U.S. border agents in the turbulent 27 hours after a judge partially blocked enforcement of the executive order.      A federal judge in New York had ordered the list turned over by late Thursday. The list includes travelers who landed in the U.S. on the weekend that Trump's ban was put in place ...

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    NEW YORK (AP) - The government has given civil rights attorneys a list of 746 people subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban who were detained or processed by U.S. border agents in the turbulent 27 hours after a judge partially blocked enforcement of the executive order.      A federal judge in New York had ordered the list turned over by late Thursday. The list includes travelers who landed in the U.S. on the weekend that Trump's ban was put in place ...

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  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to meet with Trump Monday

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to meet with Trump Monday

    Thursday, February 23 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-02-23 23:36:28 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to Washington, D.C. for a gathering of the National Governors Association that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump. Inslee has been a vocal opponent of Trump and supported the lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that has led to a temporary halt of the president's travel ban aimed at immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Inslee left for D.C. Thursday a...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to Washington, D.C. for a gathering of the National Governors Association that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump. Inslee has been a vocal opponent of Trump and supported the lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that has led to a temporary halt of the president's travel ban aimed at immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Inslee left for D.C. Thursday a...

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  • Seattle mayor says Trump transgender move is 'bullying'

    Seattle mayor says Trump transgender move is 'bullying'

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-02-23 01:10:42 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle's mayor decried "the bullying coming from the White House" and criticized a move by the Trump administration to end federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Ed Murray said in a statement that President Donald Trump is sending a message that he doesn't respect individual rights. Murray also said that by lifting the federal guidelines th...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle's mayor decried "the bullying coming from the White House" and criticized a move by the Trump administration to end federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Ed Murray said in a statement that President Donald Trump is sending a message that he doesn't respect individual rights. Murray also said that by lifting the federal guidelines th...

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  • Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

    Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:14 PM EST2017-02-23 00:14:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.  The Wednesday decision is a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.  The Wednesday decision is a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May.

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  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-02-22 22:55:22 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border.

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border.

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  • Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

    Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:49 PM EST2017-02-22 22:49:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.  Trump had said his administration would unveil the new order this week, but a White House official says that has been delayed.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.  Trump had said his administration would unveil the new order this week, but a White House official says that has been delayed.

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  • Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information

    Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-02-22 00:57:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions.

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  • Trump: Threats against Jewish centers 'horrible and painful

    Trump: Threats against Jewish centers 'horrible and painful

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:06 AM EST2017-02-21 16:06:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is calling recent threats against Jewish community centers "horrible and painful." Trump made the remarks Tuesday after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is calling recent threats against Jewish community centers "horrible and painful." Trump made the remarks Tuesday after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He said the museum was a "meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all forms."

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  • Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    Monday, February 20 2017 3:49 PM EST2017-02-20 20:49:57 GMT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."  Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.  

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  • Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

    Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

    Sunday, February 19 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-02-19 19:40:53 GMT

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he will make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.      Mattis says he spoke by video conference for several hours on Sunday with the top commander in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson.

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    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he will make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits.      Mattis says he spoke by video conference for several hours on Sunday with the top commander in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson.

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  • Israeli leader lauds 'new day' in relations with Trump's US

    Israeli leader lauds 'new day' in relations with Trump's US

    Sunday, February 19 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-02-19 19:30:12 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's leader says President Donald Trump told him it was a "new day" in Israeli-American relations.      Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that last week's meeting with Trump in Washington was "historic" and strengthened the two countries' longtime alliance.

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    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's leader says President Donald Trump told him it was a "new day" in Israeli-American relations.      Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that last week's meeting with Trump in Washington was "historic" and strengthened the two countries' longtime alliance.

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  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    Sunday, February 19 2017 1:23 PM EST2017-02-19 18:23:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Trump administration official was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico during a private speech. Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division. On Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Trump administration official was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico during a private speech. Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division. On Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked.

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  • Trump interviewing 2 candidates for adviser job

    Trump interviewing 2 candidates for adviser job

    Saturday, February 18 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-02-18 18:42:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is interviewing John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster for the job of national security adviser.      A White House official says both meetings will take place this weekend at the president's private club in South Florida.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is interviewing John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster for the job of national security adviser.      A White House official says both meetings will take place this weekend at the president's private club in South Florida.

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  • Trump says it's smart to get along with Russia

    Trump says it's smart to get along with Russia

    Thursday, February 16 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-02-16 21:26:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says it makes sense for the U.S. to get along better with Russia because both are nuclear powers. The president said during a lengthy White House news conference that the risks of conflict with the country are enormous. 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says it makes sense for the U.S. to get along better with Russia because both are nuclear powers. The president said during a lengthy White House news conference that the risks of conflict with the country are enormous. 

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  • Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

    Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 6:11 PM EST2017-02-15 23:11:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary.      The fast food executive says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he was "honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America's workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary.      The fast food executive says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he was "honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America's workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity."

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  • Texas splits with other states, defends Trump travel ban

    Texas splits with other states, defends Trump travel ban

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-02-15 19:50:33 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Texas is splitting with other states and defending President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

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    SAN FRANCISCO - Texas is splitting with other states and defending President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed documents with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday asking the court to reconsider its decision not to immediately reinstate the ban. Paxton says the ban is a legal exercise of presidential authority.

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  • Russia cloud over Trump not going away with Flynn exit

    Russia cloud over Trump not going away with Flynn exit

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-02-15 01:09:38 GMT

    Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Investigations are underway, and more are likely by the new administration and on Capitol Hill. U.S. agencies, including the FBI, have been probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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    Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Investigations are underway, and more are likely by the new administration and on Capitol Hill. U.S. agencies, including the FBI, have been probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

    National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

    Monday, February 13 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-02-14 04:37:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. 

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  • Senate confirms Mnuchin as treasury secretary

    Senate confirms Mnuchin as treasury secretary

    Monday, February 13 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-02-14 00:51:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite complaints by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. The vote was 53-47 Monday night.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite complaints by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. The vote was 53-47 Monday night.

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  • Federal judge in Seattle says lawsuit against Trump travel ban can proceed in lower court

    Federal judge in Seattle says lawsuit against Trump travel ban can proceed in lower court

    Monday, February 13 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-02-14 00:08:18 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle says a lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case.  U.S. District Judge James Robart, who previously issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban, ruled Monday the lawsuit can go forward.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle says a lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case.  U.S. District Judge James Robart, who previously issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban, ruled Monday the lawsuit can go forward.

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  • AP sources: US sanctions Venezuela's new vice president

    AP sources: US sanctions Venezuela's new vice president

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-02-13 22:42:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is slapping sanctions on Venezuela's new Vice President Tareck El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. That's according to individuals briefed on the U.S. government's plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is slapping sanctions on Venezuela's new Vice President Tareck El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. That's according to individuals briefed on the U.S. government's plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement.

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  • Lawyer: 'Pro-Trump' attitudes part of voter fraud sentence

    Lawyer: 'Pro-Trump' attitudes part of voter fraud sentence

    Saturday, February 11 2017 3:17 PM EST2017-02-11 20:17:43 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box.  Attorney Clark Birdsall said Friday that 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega will likely be deported. She was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts of illegal voting.

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box.  Attorney Clark Birdsall said Friday that 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega will likely be deported. She was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts of illegal voting.

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  • Trump says he might give travel ban a tweak or a makeover

    Trump says he might give travel ban a tweak or a makeover

    Saturday, February 11 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-02-11 19:52:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he might give his refugee and immigration travel ban a second try, either as a revision or as a new order, as he contends with an appeals court ruling that prevents the ban from being enforced. Trump said he expected to win the legal battle over his original directive even though options were being considered by the White House.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he might give his refugee and immigration travel ban a second try, either as a revision or as a new order, as he contends with an appeals court ruling that prevents the ban from being enforced. Trump said he expected to win the legal battle over his original directive even though options were being considered by the White House.

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  • White House: Conway has been 'counseled' on Ivanka comments

    White House: Conway has been 'counseled' on Ivanka comments

    Thursday, February 9 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-02-09 22:58:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON - A White House spokesman says top adviser Kellyanne Conway has been "counseled" after she urged people to buy Ivanka Trump products during an interview on Fox News. Sean Spicer says: "She's been counseled, and that's all we're going to say." Conway spoke on Fox News Thursday morning from the White House briefing room. She encouraged people to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." 

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    WASHINGTON - A White House spokesman says top adviser Kellyanne Conway has been "counseled" after she urged people to buy Ivanka Trump products during an interview on Fox News. Sean Spicer says: "She's been counseled, and that's all we're going to say." Conway spoke on Fox News Thursday morning from the White House briefing room. She encouraged people to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." 

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  • Gorsuch disheartened by Trump attacks on judges

    Gorsuch disheartened by Trump attacks on judges

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-02-09 01:23:23 GMT

    Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has told a Democratic senator that he found the president's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing."      Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut disclosed the comments from Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with the nominee Wednesday.

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    Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has told a Democratic senator that he found the president's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing."      Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut disclosed the comments from Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with the nominee Wednesday.

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  • Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general

    Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-02-09 00:30:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration.      The 52-47 vote broke largely along party lines and capped weeks of divisive battles over Sessions, an early supporter of Donald Trump and one of the Senate's most conservative Republicans.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration.      The 52-47 vote broke largely along party lines and capped weeks of divisive battles over Sessions, an early supporter of Donald Trump and one of the Senate's most conservative Republicans.

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  • Dam opponents send letter to Trump seeking dam removal

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-02-08 23:22:08 GMT
    Dam opponents send letter to Trump seeking dam removalDam opponents send letter to Trump seeking dam removal

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - More than 50 fishing companies and environmental groups are asking President Donald Trump to take a fresh look at removing four dams on the lower Snake River to help restore wild salmon runs. The group sent a letter to the White House this week saying the dams must be removed to save wild salmon and steelhead runs. Supporters of the dams say they produce many benefits for the region, including electricity and barge shipping for commoditie...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - More than 50 fishing companies and environmental groups are asking President Donald Trump to take a fresh look at removing four dams on the lower Snake River to help restore wild salmon runs. The group sent a letter to the White House this week saying the dams must be removed to save wild salmon and steelhead runs. Supporters of the dams say they produce many benefits for the region, including electricity and barge shipping for commoditie...

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  • Trump administration weighs health insurance 'stabilization'

    Trump administration weighs health insurance 'stabilization'

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 3:11 PM EST2017-02-08 20:11:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are looking at how to stabilize wobbly health insurance markets for nearly 20 million people buying their own policies. Government and industry officials say the goal is to soothe jittery insurance companies that could bolt next year and reassure consumers.

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    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are looking at how to stabilize wobbly health insurance markets for nearly 20 million people buying their own policies. Government and industry officials say the goal is to soothe jittery insurance companies that could bolt next year and reassure consumers.

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  • Senate set to confirm DeVos as education secretary

    Senate set to confirm DeVos as education secretary

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-02-07 17:42:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination. Two Republicans joined Democrats Tuesday to vote to derail DeVos' nomination. 

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    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination. Two Republicans joined Democrats Tuesday to vote to derail DeVos' nomination. 

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  • Arguments set for Tuesday over Trump travel ban

    Arguments set for Tuesday over Trump travel ban

    Monday, February 6 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-02-07 03:47:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) -  A federal appellate court has scheduled telephone oral arguments for Tuesday afternoon in a lawsuit over President Trump's travel and refugee ban. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear from lawyers from the federal government and states suing Trump.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -  A federal appellate court has scheduled telephone oral arguments for Tuesday afternoon in a lawsuit over President Trump's travel and refugee ban. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear from lawyers from the federal government and states suing Trump.

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  • President Trump says media underreporting terrorist attacks

    President Trump says media underreporting terrorist attacks

    Monday, February 6 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-02-06 23:37:42 GMT

    TAMPA, Fla. - President Trump said the United States will defeat terrorism while visiting  on Monday to US Central Command in Tampa. The command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, oversees American military forces in the Middle East. President Trump said the media is dropping the ball on reporting extremist attacks, pointing to recent extremist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., Boston and Paris. 

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    TAMPA, Fla. - President Trump said the United States will defeat terrorism while visiting  on Monday to US Central Command in Tampa. The command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, oversees American military forces in the Middle East. President Trump said the media is dropping the ball on reporting extremist attacks, pointing to recent extremist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., Boston and Paris. 

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  • Court denies Justice request to immediately reinstate ban

    Court denies Justice request to immediately reinstate ban

    Sunday, February 5 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-02-05 19:30:01 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on certain travelers and all refugees. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco instead asked both the state of Washington and the Trump administration early Sunday to file more arguments by Monday afternoon.

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on certain travelers and all refugees. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco instead asked both the state of Washington and the Trump administration early Sunday to file more arguments by Monday afternoon.

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  • DOJ acts to appeal ruling lifting travel ban

    DOJ acts to appeal ruling lifting travel ban

    Saturday, February 4 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-02-05 02:12:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to set aside a judge's order that temporarily blocked the Trump administration's travel ban. The Justice Department has alerted a court in Washington state that it is appealing the judge's ruling from a day earlier.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to set aside a judge's order that temporarily blocked the Trump administration's travel ban. The Justice Department has alerted a court in Washington state that it is appealing the judge's ruling from a day earlier.

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  • Seattle judge derided by Trump known for conservative views

    Seattle judge derided by Trump known for conservative views

    Saturday, February 4 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-02-04 22:40:39 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them, and for dramatically declaring "black lives matter" during a hearing on police reform in 2015.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them, and for dramatically declaring "black lives matter" during a hearing on police reform in 2015.

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  • US judge in Seattle temporarily blocks President Trump's travel ban

    US judge in Seattle temporarily blocks President Trump's travel ban

    Friday, February 3 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-02-04 00:58:59 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - US judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked President Trump's ban on travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries.  According to the Associated Press, the judge heard arguments Friday for the temporary restraining order that will bar enforcement of portions of the ban.  The state attorney general filed a lawsuit on Monday arguing the order is unconstitutional.  AG Ferguson obtains Restraining Order immediately halting 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - US judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked President Trump's ban on travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries.  According to the Associated Press, the judge heard arguments Friday for the temporary restraining order that will bar enforcement of portions of the ban.  The state attorney general filed a lawsuit on Monday arguing the order is unconstitutional.  AG Ferguson obtains Restraining Order immediately halting 

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  • Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures

    Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-02-02 23:32:54 GMT
    Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measuresLawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and which they say would fix a loophole in the current law, which makes it easier to get an assault weapon than a handgun. Gun control advocates and Inslee met at the Capitol Thursday to call for enhanced background checks when buying or selling assault weapons and to enforce safe gun storage. Democratic Rep. Ruth Kagi's ...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and which they say would fix a loophole in the current law, which makes it easier to get an assault weapon than a handgun. Gun control advocates and Inslee met at the Capitol Thursday to call for enhanced background checks when buying or selling assault weapons and to enforce safe gun storage. Democratic Rep. Ruth Kagi's ...

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  • Trump threatens to cut funds to UC Berkeley over Milo Yiannopoulos event

    Trump threatens to cut funds to UC Berkeley over Milo Yiannopoulos event

    Thursday, February 2 2017 2:41 PM EST2017-02-02 19:41:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is questioning whether the University of California at Berkeley should be granted federal funding. Trump urges the school to honor free speech. Protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire prompting university officials to cancel a talk Wednesday by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos out of safety concerns.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is questioning whether the University of California at Berkeley should be granted federal funding. Trump urges the school to honor free speech. Protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire prompting university officials to cancel a talk Wednesday by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos out of safety concerns.

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  • Australian PM won't comment on report of terse Trump call

    Australian PM won't comment on report of terse Trump call

    Thursday, February 2 2017 1:24 AM EST2017-02-02 06:24:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister says his country's relationship with the United States remains "very strong" and has refused to comment on a newspaper report that an angry President Donald Trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders.

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    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister says his country's relationship with the United States remains "very strong" and has refused to comment on a newspaper report that an angry President Donald Trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders.

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  • Trump swears in Tillerson to lead State Dept.

    Trump swears in Tillerson to lead State Dept.

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-02-02 01:16:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is swearing in former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state.      Trump says in the Oval Office that it is "time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs." The president is praising Tillerson's background, telling him, "Your whole life has prepared you for this moment."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is swearing in former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state.      Trump says in the Oval Office that it is "time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs." The president is praising Tillerson's background, telling him, "Your whole life has prepared you for this moment."

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  • Idaho House panel introduce anti-Sharia law bill

    Idaho House panel introduce anti-Sharia law bill

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:15 PM EST2017-02-02 00:15:07 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republicans on an Idaho House agreed Wednesday to introduce anti-Sharia law legislation designed to prevent Idaho courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republicans on an Idaho House agreed Wednesday to introduce anti-Sharia law legislation designed to prevent Idaho courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.

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  • READ IT: Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

    READ IT: Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-02-01 23:47:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the "Act").  In the meantime, pending such repeal...

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    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the "Act").  In the meantime, pending such repeal...

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  • READ IT: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

    READ IT: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-02-01 23:42:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109 367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996...

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    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109 367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996...

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  • READ IT: Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    READ IT: Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-02-01 23:40:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: 

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    WASHINGTON - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: 

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    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-02-01 23:36:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself. That's according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself. That's according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.

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