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Ethiopia extends national state of emergency by 4 months

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Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared 6 months ago for an additional 4 months. More>>

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

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As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires.". More>>

AP EXPLAINS: Could Pell Grants work year-round?

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AP EXPLAINS: Could Pell Grants work year-round?. More>>

AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

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Since the Republican health care bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, the president has sent conflicting signals about trying again. More>>

For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

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Ivanka Trump is talking to entrepreneurs and planning a foreign trip, but as her role grows, so does the backlash, as critics question her qualifications and influence. More>>

Distraction citied as pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016

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Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year _ the highest total in more than two decades. More>>

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

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President Donald Trump and House Republicans say they're still looking to revive their shattered health care overhaul effort. More>>

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel hours before it was set to take effect ruled Wednesday to extend it. More>>

Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

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Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope removes any obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events. More>>

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

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Defying President Trump on the GOP's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily. More>>

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin among Trump's closest friends

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Casino billionaire Phil Ruffin is visiting his friend, President Donald Trump, at a time when Trump likely needs support after a rough couple of weeks in Washington. More>>

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

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The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy. More>>

S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

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South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. More>>

Roger Stone, a figure in Russia probe, faces defamation suit

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Republican operative Roger Stone may have to appear as a witness at his civil defamation trial in New York City. More>>

S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

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South Korea's former president has arrived at a court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption. More>>

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. More>>

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat

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The sentencing Wednesday of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not stop the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office. More>>

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

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An analysis of preliminary state data shows pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year _ the highest total in more than two decades. More>>

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

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The Justice Department's watchdog is recommending changes to a program that allows law enforcement to seize cash and property during investigations. More>>

Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

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The Trump administration has decided to approve a multi-billion dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions places on the sale by the Obama administration. More>>

US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there. More>>

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

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The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee say they will steer clear of politics in probing Russian interference in last year's presidential election in sharp contrast to partisanship on a House panel. More>>

Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat opioid addiction after being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team. More>>

2 ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

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Two former aides to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. More>>

Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then "corrects" and deletes

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The U.S. Census Bureau did not include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census. More>>

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

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The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the military is formally investigating the role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq. More>>

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's ambassador to Israel

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Bankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump's first ambassador to take office. More>>

Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser Video included

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Police say a driver struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody. More>>

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

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House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting how officials use science to develop new regulations. More>>

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

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Ivanka Trump is officially joining the administration as an unpaid employee. More>>

State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case

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A veteran State Department employee has been arrested on charges that she made false statements to federal investigators. More>>

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Putin critic says he narrowly escaped death after poisoning

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A Russian opposition leader critical of President Vladimir Putin says he narrowly escaped death after being poisoned with a substance his doctors still haven't been able to identify. More>>

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

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Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world. More>>

Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, Clay Pell to divorce

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Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Rhode Island attorney and political activist Clay Pell are getting divorced. More>>

Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal

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Arab leaders are gathering for an annual summit where the long-stalled quest for Palestinian statehood is to take center stage. More>>

US hearing on climate science focuses on name calling

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House hearing on climate science delves more into which side is bullying the other, complaints of name calling. More>>

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

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Questions and answers about "sanctuary cities," federal funding threats and whether law enforcement agencies are supposed to communicate when a person in the country illegally is arrested. More>>

Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign's digital vendor

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President Donald Trump's chief political digital vendor has hired a new senior consultant: his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. More>>

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

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The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed, but they continue to pursue that goal. More>>

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

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The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a sharp setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed. More>>

AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

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Since the Republican health care bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, the president has sent conflicting signals about trying again. More>>

The Latest: Senate intel panel working on Russia probe

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Sen. Ron Wyden wants the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate the financial relationships between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates. More>>

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

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President Donald Trump and House Republicans say they're still looking to revive their shattered health care overhaul effort. But an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that people don't like their approach so far. More>>

Unpaid bills put trial of Texas attorney general in limbo

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Special prosecutors who are set to put Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on trial on criminal securities fraud charges are threatening to leave the case if they don't get paid. More>>

Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

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Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke plans a campaign announcement in Texas on Friday and sounds ready to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for re-election next year. More>>

Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs. More>>

South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over future

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South Africa's Zuma doesn't attend apartheid-era activist's funeral after family request. More>>

The Latest: Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

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The federal government has extended its deadline for companies to bid on the first contracts for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. More>>

Ex-Trump University student wants the president's apology

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President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund and an apology. More>>

DeVos says her predecessor wasted money on school reform

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her predecessor wasted billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools. More>>

Supreme Court delves into details of 1984 Washington murder

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The Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of seven men in the brutal beating death of a woman about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. Capitol in 1984. More>>

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

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The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on the merits of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change. More>>

Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

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Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over. More>>

Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans Video included

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Rep. Maxine Waters of California is finding new fans with her no-holds-barred remarks against President Donald Trump and his administration. More>>

Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

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President Donald Trump says his administration wants "to help people who have become so badly addicted.". More>>

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

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New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is asking the party's paid staff to resign as he tries to rebuild the embattled organization. More>>

Human rights activist Nadia Murad writing memoir

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Nadia Murad, the human rights activist who survived the murderous reign of ISIS, is working on a book. More>>

Supreme Court orders new look at "swipe fees" law

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The Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take a new look at a New York law that prohibits businesses from imposing fees on credit-card purchases. More>>

Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

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Sen. Tim Kaine is joining with most of his Democratic colleagues and says he will vote to filibuster President Donald Trump's choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. More>>

EU regrets Trump's reversal of climate policy

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The EU has expressed regret about President Donald Trump's decision to undo U.S. policies for fighting global warming and is wondering how he will live up to Washington's international climate commitments. More>>

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

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Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. More>>

Bizarre stunt at Auschwitz carried out by anti-war activists

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A Polish prosecutor says that 11 people who slaughtered a sheep at Auschwitz last week, stripped naked and chained themselves together were peace activists protesting wars across the world. More>>

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

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In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

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The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that the case is closed. More>>

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

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Reports saying that President Donald Trump's action is behind an increase in Social Security benefits don't accurately portray how the retirement system works. More>>

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

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Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill online privacy regulations, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. More>>

Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislation

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Iowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to prevent an initial procedural vote. More>>

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

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In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. More>>

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

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White House officials and Senate Republican leaders say they're ready to move on to other issues and leave efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law behind them for now. More>>

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall Video included

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The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure and community development grants. More>>

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

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House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes says he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance. More>>

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

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The Southeastern Conference says it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events from a new law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games. More>>

White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner

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White House staff will be skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump. More>>

Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

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In some of her first and sharpest political comments since her presidential loss, Hillary Clinton criticized the country's new leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions. More>>

Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

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President Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago. More>>

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

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The Republican-led House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. More>>

The Latest: Clinton faults Trump for low number of women

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In some of her first and sharpest political comments since her presidential loss, Hillary Clinton raked the country's new leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions. More>>

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

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3 retired star gymnasts tell Senate committee of sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics officials. More>>

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal Video included

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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind, or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. More>>

Ex-Congressman's lawyers: Informant in Schock case broke law

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Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with confidential documents in violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. More>>

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

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House Republicans have again blocked an attempt by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS. More>>

Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law

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Family members of Emmett Till are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to push for enforcement of a law that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. More>>

Trump's lawyers: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue president

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Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice.". More>>

Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO

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Montenegro is one step closer to becoming NATO's newest member after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance. More>>

French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

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The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed. More>>

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is joining the growing list of Senate Democrats opposing President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. More>>

Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head' after he objected to her questions at the daily press briefing. More>>

US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

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State Dept: China's president to meet with Trump in April. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

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The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that it's case closed. More>>

Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

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A lawyer for the family of a man who was shot and wounded by an immigration agent in Chicago says the shooting was unjustified. More>>

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

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A Democratic senator says she is looking into whether drugmakers are contributing to an overuse of painkillers by Americans. More>>

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

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Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access and Planned Parenthood funding, in case they are jeopardized again. More>>

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

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Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are calling on young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. More>>

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

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A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips. More>>

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

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Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved an expansion of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. More>>

Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

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A top U.S. commander says the United States probably played a role in the deaths resulting from a March 17 airstrike in Iraq. More>>

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

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A convenience store magnate who twice ran for governor of Massachusetts has died at age 67. More>>

Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

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A Russian billionaire who is close to President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his former business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. More>>

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

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Questions and answers about "sanctuary cities," federal funding threats and whether law enforcement agencies are supposed to communicate when a person in the country illegally is arrested. More>>

The Latest: McConnell says Senate won't take up 'Obamacare'

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A member of the House Freedom Caucus says he will force the House to vote on a full repeal of former President Barack Obama's health care law in a month if the chamber hasn't acted to roll back the statute. More>>

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

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Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail _ many of them alongside Nelson Mandela _ for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, dies in Johannesburg at 87. More>>

Greek debt activist, follower of ancient gods, faces arrest

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A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. More>>

Latest Trump budget cuts at a glance Video included

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The cuts that the Trump White House is proposing are unofficial but would cut $18 billion from a variety of domestic programs and foreign aid accounts in ongoing Washington talks on a wrap-up spending package for the ongoing 2017 budget year. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

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Reports saying that President Donald Trump's action is behind an increase in Social Security benefits don't accurately portray how the retirement system works. More>>

The Latest: Warner says White House not dispelling suspicion

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Kremlin says meeting between President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Kushner and representatives from a Russian state-owned bank was routine. More>>

German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

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Officials in the German state of Lower-Saxony are warning followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of Turkish efforts to spy on them. More>>

NFL players push lawmakers on criminal justice reform

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NFL players are in Washington pushing for meaningful changes to the nation's criminal justice system. More>>

Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options

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President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would have the most dramatic effect on rural and minority communities with some local television and radio stations eventually having to close. More>>

Supreme Court considers bad legal advice in immigrant's plea

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The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer's bad advice. More>>

US researchers: Images hint NKorea may be readying nuke test

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U.S. researchers who monitor North Korea say satellite imagery shows possible preparations for an underground nuclear test explosion. More>>

The Latest: High court weighs deportation case

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The Supreme Court is trying to figure out whether immigrants should get a second chance in court when bad legal advice leads to a guilty plea and certain deportation. More>>

Secret Service examines suspicious package near White House

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The Secret Service says they have taken a man into custody who was carrying a package near the White House after he made suspicious comments to an officer. More>>

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

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Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues while still reeling from last week's House health care debacle. More>>

Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

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President Donald Trump is expressing concern about violent crime as he welcomes leaders of a national police union to the White House. More>>

Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate

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The Supreme Court has sided with a Texas death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. More>>

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

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Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. More>>

Global markets have steadier tone after Wall Street recovery

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Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought. More>>

Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants

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President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants. More>>

Trump spilled beans on grandchild-to-be's gender

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President Donald Trump spilled the beans on the gender of his next grandchild before the parents were ready. More>>

South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

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South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to the Britain and the United States, fuelling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma. More>>

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

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President Donald Trump faces a much different atmosphere for tax reform than Ronald Reagan did some 30 years ago. More>>

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies

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City leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks. More>>

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. More>>

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

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House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes' spokesman says the congressman met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance. More>>

Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

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Congressional Republicans are engaged in a circular firing squad in the wake of the death of the health care bill. More>>

Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry has toured the site of the failed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, his first visit to an Energy Department site since taking over the department. More>>

Christie to join White House opioid effort

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse. More>>

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

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The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against "sanctuary cities," which shelter people living in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws. More>>

The Latest: Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Chairman Devin Nunes should recuse himself from heading the lawmakers' investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. More>>

Nuclear arms ban talks begin at UN, but US, others boycott

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The United States, Russia, China and more than a score of other countries are sitting out new talks at the United Nations toward a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. More>>

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

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Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor and disabled to thousands of adults are buoyed by events in Washington. More>>

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

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A Senate panel is meeting to consider President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court and Democrats are widely expected to delay a vote until next week. More>>

Montenegro's bid to join NATO clears US Senate hurdle

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Montenegro, a country in the middle of a clash between the West and Russia, is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member. More>>

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

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President Donald Trump is signing a handful of measures aimed at rolling back Obama-era regulations. More>>

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

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President Donald Trump is trying to pick up the pieces of his agenda after the bruising defeat on the health care, but his relationships with Republicans in Congress remains strained and his hopes for working with Democrats appear far-fetched. More>>

At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he looks forward to welcoming new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to Israel "and especially to Jerusalem." group. More>>

Trump creates office to bring business ideas to government

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President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. More>>

Lawsuit seeks data over searches of electronics at US border

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A group of First Amendment attorneys has filed suit against the Trump administration after asking for data showing how often visitors and U.S. citizens had their electronic devices searched and catalogued at American border crossings. More>>

Correction: Penn State-Abuse story

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. More>>

The Latest: Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

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The White House says that President Donald Trump's son-in-law was "doing his job" by reaching out to foreign officials. More>>

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail Video included

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is expected to make a court appearance after being detained at a major opposition rally the day earlier. More>>

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz to run for Minnesota governor

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Rep. Tim Walz, a five-term Democrat, says he is running for governor of his home state of Minnesota. More>>

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities must end

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The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against "sanctuary cities," which shelter people living in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws. More>>

Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

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The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft transmit identification information to help law enforcement and safety agencies figure out which might belong to rogue operators. More>>

White House calls on Russia to release protesters

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The White House is calling on Russia to immediately release all peaceful protesters arrested over the weekend during a large anti-government demonstration. More>>

AP EXPLAINS: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'?

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AP EXPLAINS: Senate's 'nuclear option' looms as a reaction to a possible Democratic filibuster of Trump's Supreme Court nominee. More>>

High court struggles over hospital pension dispute

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The Supreme Court is struggling over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws that protect pension benefits for workers. More>>

US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria dam

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Syrian state TV: More residents leaving last rebel-held neighborhood in central city under deal with government. More>>

Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail

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A former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years' jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison. More>>

Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe

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The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe and unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves.". More>>

Trump convenes panel on empowering women in business

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Trump focuses on job creation, says empowering and promoting women in business are priorities in his administration. More>>

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

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Ivanka Trump has accepted an invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women in Berlin. More>>

Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders

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A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, activists say police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests. More>>

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

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The White House says President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russian ambassador and other officials. More>>

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

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President Donald Trump's aides have opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues. More>>

Supreme Court won't restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

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The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. More>>

Justices won't hear appeal in music copyright dispute

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists. More>>

The Latest: Russian opposition leader Navalny gets jail term Video included

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The European Union has called on Russian authorities to release demonstrators detained during a series of protests across the country on Sunday. More>>

Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks Video included

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Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. More>>

South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president

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Media reports say that South Korean prosecutors have decided to ask a court issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. More>>

GOP controls federal government but struggles to govern

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Divisions within the Republican Party are complicating its effort to govern the country. More>>

Trump's border wall with Mexico faces all kinds of obstacles

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President Donald Trump faces all kinds of obstacles in his pursuit of a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico. More>>

Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

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President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. More>>

Asian stocks weaker as US health overhaul failure linger Video included

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Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. More>>

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

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The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years in office is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era. More>>

The Latest: Texas Republican quits hard-line Freedom Caucus

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says Democrats are willing to work with Republicans on improving the health care system if they agree to stop trying to repeal former President Barack Obama's law. More>>

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

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President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace "Obamacare.". More>>

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

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Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. More>>

Center-right party tops Bulgaria election; Socialists yield

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The center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed by official returns indicates support for the country keeping its European identity. More>>

US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

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Syrian activists say U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces have reached the Tabqa air base in northern Syria and are fighting to seize it from Islamic State control. More>>

The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes election

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The leader of Bulgaria's center-right GERB party says the party is prepared to form a government after exit polls showed it placing first in a parliamentary election. More>>

The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting

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Syrian activists say U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces have reached the Tabqa air base in northern Syria and are fighting to seize it from Islamic State control. More>>

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

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An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing an expansion of the state's indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say would target transgender people's use of bathrooms. More>>

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