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Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

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Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries. More>>

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Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

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U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

GOP candidate for US House charged with assaulting reporter

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election. More>>

Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet Video included

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President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. More>>

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

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A half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block. More>>

From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

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Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country. More>>

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math Video included

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Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax plans. More>>

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

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Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening is up for review by a key state legislative committee. More>>

Democratic congressman has heart valve replacement procedure

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has undergone a heart procedure and will remain hospitalized for a few days. More>>

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

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President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

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President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the US emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil boom that has seen imports drop sharply in recent years. More>>

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

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The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. More>>

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

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Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts have released a largely damaging report on the House-passed health care bill, saying the Republican measure would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured. More>>

The Latest: British leader: Intelligence must remain secure

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British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester. More>>

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

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The Trump administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways. More>>

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

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Israel's parliament speaker: Proposed Trump speech to Knesset scrapped amid concerns he would be interrupted, heckled. More>>

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

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Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing. More>>

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace Video included

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Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

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The House has unanimously passed legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump budget chief misleads in insisting no cuts to Medicaid. More>>

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

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In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos. The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump travels through the Middle East and Europe. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory about Iran's collapse

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory that Iran was 6 months from ruin before nuclear deal. More>>

Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net Video included

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President Donald Trump's first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular health insurance programs that are part of the social safety net. Trump campaigned for president on a promise to improve health care. More>>

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

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In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

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AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurances from Trump budget chief. More>>

Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change

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The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. More>>

Treasury chief to Congress: Raise debt limit before August

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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney warned lawmakers on Wednesday that they may have to vote to increase the government's borrowing cap sooner than previously thought. More>>

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. More>>

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

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A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. More>>

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

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Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month. More>>

Top education official resigns before Congress hearing

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A senior official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned from the Education Department. More>>

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

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Melania Trump is drawing attention for covering her head for some meetings but not others on President Donald Trump's first international trip. More>>

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

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Brazil's president has ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evacuation of some ministries amid clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster. More>>

The Latest: Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says if it's true that the president asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny that there had been any "collusion" between Russian and the Trump campaign, it would suggest obstruction. More>>

Carson calls poverty a state of mind

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson wants to change the name of the sprawling federal agency he leads. More>>

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

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Senate leaders are positioning themselves for a Congressional Budget Office report that will assess the impact the House-approved health care bill would have on insurance coverage and consumers' costs. More>>

Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns

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Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns. More>>

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

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A leaked transcript of President Donald Trump's call last month to the Philippine president shows Trump praising Rodrigo Duterte for an "unbelievable job" in waging a drug fight that's left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers. More>>

House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule

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The House has passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit. More>>

Biden tells grads to take up 'dirty business of politics'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard University. More>>

Longtime Trump attorney set to aid president amid probe

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Trump retains his longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz as part of a still-forming team that will represent him on an investigation about Russian interference in the U.S. election. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's suspect claim about Iran's collapse

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's suspect claim about the imminent collapse of Iran before nuclear deal. More>>

Justice watchdog says DEA botched deadly Honduras missions

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A government watchdog found problems with a strategy that led to deadly confrontations involving U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Honduras. More>>

On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

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President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy sets foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the daily transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. More>>

Judges divided in hearing on consumer agency power

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Federal appeals judges are divided as they hear arguments over whether the president should be able to more easily fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers critical of cuts in security grants

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Donald Trump's budget chief is defending the president's plans to cut social programs as a means to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first.". More>>

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

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Ivanka Trump has asked African women who were trafficked into prostitution in Italy what the U.S. government can do to help. More>>

US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

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A senior American Air Force commander says U.S. military phone calls with Russians have increased as the two nations work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief glosses over differences in Obama and Trump economies as he slams previous administration on growth forecasts. More>>

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing

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UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing. More>>

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

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Kim Reynolds has been sworn in as Iowa's next governor, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for veteran Gov. Terry Branstad. More>>

Secret Service budget asks for $25M to protect Trump Tower

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The Trump administration wants more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and bolster security at the White House. More>>

Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

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President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure. More>>

The Latest: Leahy calls report on US drug mission troubling

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A Vermont senator says a watchdog report about deadly encounters during a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation in Honduras raises questions about whether the incidents are isolated. More>>

Analysis: Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress Video included

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As congressional Republicans largely rejected President Donald Trump's first budget proposal some said it was the latest symptom of a sometimes dysfunctional relationship between the Trump administration and Capitol Hill. More>>

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

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With a proposal to cut the nation's largest domestic food aid program by almost a third, President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps. More>>

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

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State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases. More>>

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

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Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions next year is growing deeper. More>>

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job.''. More>>

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide will stand trial on suspicion of bribery and other corruption-related charges. More>>

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees Video included

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The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. More>>

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground Video included

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They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest and wily pontiff. More>>

The Latest: Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling Video included

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The nation's intelligence director says he won't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him to publicly deny any collusion between his campaign and Russia. More>>

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins Video included

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The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's budget while the Pentagon is a big winner. More>>

The Latest: Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan Video included

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Top GOP leaders in Congress are praising President Donald Trump's budget plan for promising a balanced federal ledger over time. More>>

Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

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President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world. More>>

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia Video included

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Former CIA Director John Brennan to testify publicly before Congress, could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by Trump's first national security adviser. More>>

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

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With a proposal to cut the nation's largest domestic food aid program by almost a third, President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps. More>>

Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

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Bahrain police raid in town where sit-in was underway for Shiite cleric left 5 killed, 286 arrested. More>>

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military Video included

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion spending plan featuring deep cuts in safety net programs. More>>

Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget

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How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies. More>>

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

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Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget for the coming fiscal year. More>>

Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget Video included

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How President Trump's proposed budget would affect individual government agencies. More>>

The Latest: Another awkward moment between Trumps in Rome

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Rome after Mideast trip. More>>

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

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Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. More>>

Lawmakers probe US contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

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A congressional investigative panel is demanding documents and testimony from an embattled U.S. defense contractor accused of failing to promptly disclose human trafficking on a base in Iraq. More>>

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

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Bahrain police raid town where sit-in underway for Shiite cleric; reports of 1 protester killed, 50 people arrested. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief glosses over differences in Obama and Trump economies as he slams previous administration on growth forecasts. More>>

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. More>>

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

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The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. More>>

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

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A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. More>>

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

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Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. More>>

Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

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President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home. More>>

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

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A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage has quit his post as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group. More>>

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students Video included

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Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal, saying it contradicts his promises to make college more affordable. More>>

New policy center at University of Wisconsin raises alarms

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Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday announced the formation of a new public policy center at the state's flagship university, which liberals said would be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded conservative think tank. More>>

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins Video included

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The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's budget while the Pentagon is a big winner. More>>

Brazil president on defense as aide falls, cash recovered

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A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal. More>>

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester Video included

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The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester. More>>

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans Video included

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President Donald Trump's first budget proposal is getting an icy reception on Capitol Hill, even from his fellow Republicans. More>>

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

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President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years. More>>

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs Video included

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The Trump Administration wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing drastic cuts to clean air and water programs. More>>

Trump condemns against 'wicked ideology' behind terror

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President Donald Trump offered his condolences in the wake of a deadly concert explosion, condemning the "evil losers" behind the attack and calling on "civilized nations" to work for peace. More>>

Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story

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The Trump administration is going to extend humanitarian protections for tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants who have been living in the United States since a deadly earthquake. More>>

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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Palestinian official says he expects Trump's visit to Israel, West Bank to reopen path to resuming Mideast peace talks. More>>

South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

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Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could her to prison for life if convicted. More>>

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

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The Trump administration is pushing back on an effort by the Office of Government Ethics to force the disclosure of waivers issued to ex-lobbyists in the administration. More>>

European markets push higher on strong economic news

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Asian shares mostly higher after Manchester explosion; oil prices fall back. More>>

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

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The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers. More>>

The Latest: Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy

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Senate confirms Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as US ambassador to China. More>>

A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn Video included

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A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn. More>>

Budget seeks end to subsidized student loans, forgiveness Video included

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The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate subsidized student loans and end student debt forgiveness for those who enter public service in next year's budget. More>>

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

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Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection. More>>

Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

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Ex-President Park Geun-hye has arrived at a Seoul court for the beginning of her corruption trial. More>>

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians Video included

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for a shift in the way the U.N. and aid groups support Syrian refugees. More>>

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts Video included

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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump budget proposal targeting benefit programs. More>>

The Latest: Dems alarmed by report on Trump, intel bosses

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APNewsBreak: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. More>>

Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

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In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied Video included

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Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election. More>>

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

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The Trump administration is pushing back on an effort by the Office of Government Ethics to force the disclosure of waivers issued to ex-lobbyists in the administration. More>>

The Latest: Trump budget slashes safety-net programs Video included

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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump budget proposal targeting benefit programs. More>>

French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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The French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize. More>>

Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

US raid kills 7 al-Qaida militants in Yemen

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The Defense Department says U.S. forces have killed seven members al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula during a raid in Yemen early Tuesday. More>>

Education secretary pushes school choice, gives no specifics

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history. More>>

Senate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is in line to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China. More>>

Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling

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The Justice Department wants more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities. More>>

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

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The Supreme Court has struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation. More>>

Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test

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Courts appear poised to test an aggressive new Republicans agenda in Texas. More>>

The Latest: Trump visit to Israel shadowing by Russia probe Video included

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Israel offered President Donald Trump a warm and smooth welcome in his first visit as president, but the day's events were still shadowed even here by reminders of his tumult back home. More>>

Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

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Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. More>>

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel Video included

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Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives. More>>

Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

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The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget are warning the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington. More>>

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

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The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. More>>

Arconic allows activist investor to add board members

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Arconic says activist investor Elliott Management will be allowed to nominate members to the precision metal parts maker's board and have a say in naming the next CEO. More>>

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

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Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. More>>

Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One

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The Air Force is blaming Boeing mechanics for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel. More>>

The Latest: White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

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The White House has put "Jerusalem, Israel," on its website. More>>

The Latest: DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

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The Trump administration is extending a temporary humanitarian protection program until at least January, but officials are hinting than other extension may not be offered in the future. More>>

Yazidi activist weary after years of anti-IS campaigning

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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group. More>>

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

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The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation. More>>

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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Texas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms. More>>

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings Video included

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Trump praises Saudi kingdom while making little if any mention of human rights failings. More>>

Trump administration wavers on location of Western Wall

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As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall Monday, the jury was still out on whether his administration was looking to declare the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem. More>>

UN-backed panel adopts draft treaty banning nuclear weapons

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A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing. More>>

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

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A federal appeals court has struck down a federal regulation that required owners of recreational drones and other model aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration. More>>

GOP businesswoman Lena Epstein to run for Senate in Michigan

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Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein is running for U.S. Senate in Michigan. More>>

Supreme Court rejects businesses' challenge to Michigan tax

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The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan. More>>

Justices won't hear Indiana's appeal in triple murder case

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The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1988 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son. More>>

Justices won't hear appeal over release of federal mug shots

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the Detroit Free Press that asked the government to release mug shots of federal criminal defendants in Michigan and three other states. More>>

Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty

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The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires a unanimous jury. More>>

Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

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The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections. More>>

Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

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President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more. More>>

Research differs on whether charters welcome special ed kids

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When it comes to whether charter schools serve children with special needs, the debate is heated and the research is mixed. More>>

US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming Video included

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US ambassador to UN assures Syrian refugees that more help is coming, though Trump's 'America First' agenda casts doubt on additional aid. More>>

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

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Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. More>>

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

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Brazilians around the country protested on Sunday to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. More>>

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal Video included

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President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Congress' most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets ahead of developments in citing his record during Saudi Arabia speech. More>>

At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians

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America's ambassador to the United Nations says Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of people displaced, a message at odds with the president's agenda. More>>

Tillerson says US dismayed by violence at Turkish Embassy

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America's top diplomat says the U.S. has expressed its "dismay" to the Turkish government about a violent confrontation between Turkish security officials and protesters outside Turkey's embassy in Washington. More>>

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights Video included

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President Donald Trump lavished praise on Saudi Arabia during his visit to the desert kingdom, calling the country "magnificent.". More>>

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

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Members of key congressional committees are pledging to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling into the U.S. presidential election, including why former FBI director James Comey was ousted from his job. More>>

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

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A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused national uproar in North Carolina now may be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas _ but only apply to public schools. More>>

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip that begins Monday, and on his agenda is the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism' Video included

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President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam's holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. More>>

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package Video included

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Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia as he tries to build stronger partnerships to combat terrorism. More>>

The Latest: Trump budget envisions cuts totaling $1.7T Video included

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Food stamps take 25 percent hit in Trump budget proposal, just one of several benefit programs to face cuts. More>>

California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

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California Democrats have narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party. More>>

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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Black Texas congressman says he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks Mideast to extinguish extremism

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Trump begins day of meetings with Arab leaders with the King of Bahrain. More>>

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

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Report: Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years. More>>

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

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Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is ahead of his nearest competitor in an initial count of votes in the election. More>>

Brazil's leader mounts defense to save his presidency

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Many Brazilians are already looking ahead to the likelihood of a new government after two days of corruption allegations battered President Michel Temer and produced a stream of calls for him to quit despite his defiant vow to stay in office. More>>

Utah GOP says goodbye to Chaffetz, with some disappointment

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As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, delegates broke from routine debates about party platforms to give Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off. More>>

Report: Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure Video included

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Report: Trump tells Russian visitors his firing of 'nut job' Comey as FBI director took off the pressure he was feeling from investigation. More>>

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

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Melania Trump's decision not to wear a headscarf upon arrival in the Middle East is drawing attention on social media. More>>

Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

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The Republican who hopes to win Montana's congressional seat in a special election next week has switched gears and now enthusiastically backs Donald Trump. More>>

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican

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President Donald Trump says that he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. More>>

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

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Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous. More>>

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

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Thousands of California Democratic activists are gathering for a three-day convention in Sacramento as they look to lift their party's national prospects after last year's stunning loss to President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump gets royal treatment from Saudis. Video included

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Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia as he tries to build stronger partnerships to combat terrorism. More>>

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. More>>

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