Government and politics

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speedh during his visit at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam on Thursday alongside the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region's largest mosque. (Mast Irham/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will honor a refugee resettlement deal with Australia that President Donald Trump once dubbed "dumb." Pence told reporters on...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he gets into his car after arriving in Sydney, Friday, April 21, 2017. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four country trip to Asia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia on Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations that were left frayed when President Donald Trump got into a spat with Australia's leader over a refugee...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a woman holds a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco. The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speedh during his visit at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam on Thursday alongside the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region's largest mosque. (Mast Irham/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 8:50 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 10:30 a.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told Australia's prime minister that President Donald Trump sent him to Australia to reaffirm America's commitment to the U.S.-Australia alliance...
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President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," the president said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 photo, Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about the recent legislative session to a group of business leaders and real estate developers during a luncheon in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Legislature sued Martinez, April 21 on Friday over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch pf government by cutting off its funding, escalating the clash over how to resolve the state’s financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday over budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis. The move by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Juan Escalante, of the immigration reform group America's Voice, conducts interviews in New York. Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump said they should. Nearly 800,000 people living illegally in the U.S. qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump said Friday, April 21, 2017, that his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals. Escalante , who was brought to the U.S. from Venezuela at age 11, told the AP Friday, April 21, 2017, "I don't think anyone should feel comforted." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump says they should. Several "dreamers" told The Associated Press on Friday that they were not comforted by Trump's pledge, in an AP interview, that he wouldn't...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two courts already have halted the bid to stop immigration from six predominantly Muslim counties. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said...
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A bullet hole is pictured on a shopwindow of the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 21, 2017 - 5:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, Frances's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday — a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt to...
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, Calif. On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Trump administration denied a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia and allow it to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 21, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday in a brief statement that the administration "will not be issuing...
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