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President Donald Trump turns to House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 05, 2019 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va. Northam clung to his office Tuesday, Feb. 5, amid intense political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state's government. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 05, 2019 - 5:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. While Northam himself gave no public...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington. Votel told the committee that of the 34,000 square miles of territory that IS once held, it now controls less than 20 square miles. "It is important to understand that even though this territory has been reclaimed, the fight against ISIS and violent extremists is not over and our mission has not changed." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 05, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Federal prosecutors in New York have issued a subpoena seeking documents from Trump's inaugural committee. A spokeswoman says the committee intends to cooperate with the inquiry. She said the committee received the subpoena late Monday and was still reviewing it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 05, 2019 - 5:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. Inaugural committee spokeswoman Kristin Celauro told...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 05, 2019 - 4:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Tuesday ahead of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to Congress. European benchmarks advanced, with Germany's DAX up 0.6 percent at 11,241.44 and the FTSE 100 in Britain jumped 0.8 percent to 7,093.36. France's CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump, center, first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, left, walk out of the White House and head to Marine One on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. A woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by President Donald Trump and a Delaware student allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump are among guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 04, 2019 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman freed from federal prison after President Donald Trump cut short her life sentence for drug offenses and a Delaware boy allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump headline a varied group of 13 guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The White House says Trump will call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber Tuesday for the primetime address to lawmakers and the nation. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But will anyone buy it? Skepticism will emanate from both...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Virginians are now taking a closer look at Fairfax as he suddenly looms as the successor to Gov. Ralph Northam, whose political future is in jeopardy after a blackface photo was discovered on Northam's personal page in his medical school yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 6:42 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lingering doubts over Gov. Ralph Northam's political future after the publication of a racist yearbook photo could propel an African-American political newcomer into the governor's mansion. If Northam stepped down, Justin Fairfax would be the second African-American...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Ana Maria Archila of New York, N.Y., becomes emotional as protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tell their personal stories of sexual assault outside offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Archila will be the guest of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for the State of the Union. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 04, 2019 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union address is a woman who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake on live television to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh. Ana Maria Archila, who lives in the star freshman Democrat's New York District, said she will wear...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1974, file photo Vice President Gerald Ford and House Speaker Carl Albert listen to President Richard Nixon deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington. President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address at one of the most contentious times in his stewardship of the nation, but others may have had it worse: Abraham Lincoln had the Civil War, Nixon was caught up in Watergate and Bill Clinton was impeached. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address at a time of turmoil. But others may have had it even worse. Abraham Lincoln delivered a written report during the Civil War, Richard Nixon spoke while embroiled in the Watergate scandal...
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