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 2018-01-24 05:49 

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Beating back IS in Syria raises new challenges for US...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremi......

 2018-01-24 05:43 

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Changes in FBI leadership follow criticism from Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and ha......

 2018-01-24 05:31 

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Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump's long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how......

 2018-01-24 05:27 

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Work requirements may prompt more states to expand Medicaid...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans......

 2018-01-24 05:15 

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Europe takes center stage in Davos ahead of Trump arrival...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It's day two at the World Economic Forum and there'll be no escaping Europe....

 2018-01-24 05:04 

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Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for so......

 2018-01-24 04:52 

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The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local):11:50 p.m.The special counsel's investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face inte......

 2018-01-24 02:46 

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Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos — including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads....

 2018-01-24 02:38 

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Under criticism from Trump, FBI director shakes up staff...

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and ha......

 2018-01-23 23:23 

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US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists ......

 2018-01-23 23:08 

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Special counsel questions Sessions; Is Trump coming soon?...
 2018-01-23 23:01 

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What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingers...

NEW YORK (AP) — What if they shut down the government and no one cared?...

 2018-01-23 22:54 

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Trump to invite France's Macron for first state visit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will invite French President Emmanuel Macron on the first state visit of the Trump administration, the White House confirmed Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 22:45 

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A moment for moderates: Senators hope deal builds goodwill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Centrists in the Senate are celebrating their work to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown. They hope to build on their momentum to address a host of issues beyond imm......

 2018-01-23 22:42 

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Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb....

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month....

 2018-01-23 22:04 

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Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has announced that she's pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office....

 2018-01-23 21:58 

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The Latest: Russia ambassador rejects chemical-weapons blame...

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chemical weapons in Syria (all times local):10:55 p.m.Russia's U.N. ambassador says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is......

 2018-01-23 21:35 

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Trump pick who failed to win Senate support is leaving EPA...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety is departing the Environmental Protection Agency a month after withdrawing his nomination in the face of concerns over ......

 2018-01-23 21:27 

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FBI director's chief of staff takes private sector job...

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray says his chief of staff is leaving for a private sector job....

 2018-01-23 21:14 

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Trump to invite France's Macron for first state visit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to invite French President Emmanuel Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration....

 2018-01-23 21:00 

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Trump move to tax some imports creates its own risks for US...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to pr......

 2018-01-23 20:48 

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US strikes kill up to 150 Islamic State fighters in Syria...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley....

 2018-01-23 19:37 

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The Latest: Trump 'not at all concerned' about Sessions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local):2:30 p.m.President Donald Trump says he is not concerned about what Attorney General Jeff......

 2018-01-23 19:00 

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Fed nominee Goodfriend grilled by Democrats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve board nominee Marvin Goodfriend says he supports the Fed's political independence and its dual goals of achieving stable prices and low unemployment. But those ass......

 2018-01-23 18:59 

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The Latest: Trump says new tariffs will protect US jobs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. plan to impose new tariffs on certain imports (all times local):2 p.m.President Donald Trump says he is imposing new tariffs to "protect American jobs a......

 2018-01-23 18:26 

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Trump overstates missing texts involving FBI agent...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But he ove......

 2018-01-23 18:25 

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CIA: North Korea moving 'ever closer' to putting US at risk...

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that North Korea is moving "ever closer" to putting Americans at risk and that he believes leader Kim Jong Un won't rest until he's able to t......

 2018-01-23 18:21 

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Schumer takes back wall offer in new immigration push...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has taken back his offer of billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall....

 2018-01-23 17:48 

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Davos diplomacy scene won't be a natural fit for Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The diplomacy scene that President Donald Trump will encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week isn't exactly a natural fit for the "America First" standard-bearer....

 2018-01-23 17:27 

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CIA: North Korea moving 'ever closer' to putting US at risk...

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says North Korea is moving "ever closer" to putting Americans at risk with its nuclear weapons....

 2018-01-23 17:04 

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US says Russia to blame for Syrian chemical weapon attacks...

PARIS (AP) — Russia is ultimately to blame for any use of chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday amid reports of a suspected chemical attack this week near th......

 2018-01-23 16:47 

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Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans......

 2018-01-23 16:16 

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The Latest: US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons use...

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chemical weapons in Syria (all times local):5:10 p.m.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is ultimately to......

 2018-01-23 16:02 

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Correction: Budget Battle-Inside the Room story...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the stick Sen. Collins wielded was Native American. A spokesman for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who gave ......

 2018-01-23 15:06 

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Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation....

 2018-01-23 15:02 

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Trump casts doubt on reaching immigration deal by Feb. 8...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "nobody knows" whether Republicans and Democrats can reach an immigration deal by a new Feb. 8 deadline....

 2018-01-23 14:16 

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US, others launch new tool to punish chemical weapons users...

PARIS (AP) — The United States and 28 other countries are launching a new plan to better identify and punish anyone who uses chemical weapons, amid new reports of a suspected chemical attack in Syr......

 2018-01-23 14:08 

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The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's plan for new tariffs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. plan to impose new tariffs on certain imports (all times local):9 a.m.Germany is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imp......

 2018-01-23 13:56 

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Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan....

 2018-01-23 13:36 

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Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But he's overstating t......

 2018-01-23 13:02 

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Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles...

PARIS (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in Fr......

 2018-01-23 10:38 

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Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey's ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria is distracting from international efforts to ensur......

 2018-01-23 10:29 

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As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could fi......

 2018-01-23 05:29 

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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices...

NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours....

 2018-01-23 05:26 

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What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown...

The deal to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government is a bare-bones accord. It provides temporary funding to keep the government operat......

 2018-01-23 05:25 

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Out of character, Trump keeps his distance as shutdown ends...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to become part of the story by making a d......

 2018-01-23 05:25 

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Instead of digging in, Democrats quickly sought an agreement...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Senate called it quits late Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared there still was no deal to end the federal government shutdown and address a stand......

 2018-01-23 04:47 

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US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime security...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region....

 2018-01-23 02:58 

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The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local):9:55 p.m.Mexico says it regrets the United States' decision not ......

 2018-01-23 02:09 

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Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay fo......

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