Government and politics

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus watches a meeting between President Donald Trump and the Fraternal Order of Police, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Priebus, a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment that Trump toppled, has faced questions about his future...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., rear, speaks with reporters following a closed-door strategy session, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans — and the president himself — insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up. The intraparty dispute came...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to delay an initial procedural vote. A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 8:25 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking before the Professional Businesswomen of California Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in San Francisco. Clinton is in San Francisco for one of her first public speeches since losing the 2016 presidential race. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 8:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top...
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March 28, 2017 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Hillary Clinton's appearance in San Francisco (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A spirited Hillary Clinton is taking on the Trump administration in some of her first and sharpest political comments since she lost the presidential election. She criticized the federal...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. The order makes good...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — 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. A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday to add the provision to an...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. The order makes good...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Montenegrin sailors stand at the light frigate "Kotor" in the harbour of Bar, Montenegro. Montenegro is set to become NATO’s newest member after the Senate voted overwhelmingly March 28 to ratify the tiny Balkan nation’s entry into the alliance. Despite its size, Montenegro bears strategic importance. A former ally of Russia, the country is in the midst of a clash between the West and Moscow over influence in the Balkans. Montenegro will become the 29th member of the alliance and its admission gives NATO a contiguous border along the Adriatic coast. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 28, 2017 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance. Senators voted 97-2 on Tuesday to admit Montenegro, with only Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah voting...
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