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Dozens of Sitkans dressed as their favorite animals march in the annual Parade of Species on Lincoln Street in Sitka, Alaska, Friday, April 21, 2017. This year the parade merged with the national Support Science march. (James Poulson /The Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 5:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women's March on Washington, a day after...
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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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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid...
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In this photo taken on Friday April 14, 2017, U.S Senators Chris Coons, left, and Bob Corker, second left, listen to an aid worker as South Sudanese refugees wait for a food distribution at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. In a political climate dominated by President Donald Trump's slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food aid more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. After visiting the world's largest refugee settlement in northern Uganda, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware told The Associated Press that the U.S. "can deliver more food aid at less cost" through foreign food aid reform. (AP/Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:12 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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Senator Bob Corker, center, speaks to recent refugees from South Sudan at a registration center in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Friday, April 14 2017. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, strongly defended U.S. foreign assistance on Friday while visiting the world's fastest growing refugee crisis in northern Uganda, just across the border from war-torn South Sudan. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:04 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
April 14, 2017 - 2:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed in California over federal funding to sanctuary cities. (all times local): 11:25 a.m. An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice says an executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities applies to a small pot of grant money, not hundreds...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats are responding to President Donald Trump’s threats to deny payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act with a demand that it be addressed in talks on a government-wide spending bill that is due at the end on the month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 13, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are up in arms over President Donald Trump's threats to deny payments to health insurers under Barack Obama's health care law. Party leaders want the issue addressed in the current talks on the spending bill to keep the government open. The bill is due at the end of the...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a budget deficit in March that was sharply higher than a year ago, largely because of a hitch in the calendar. Through the first half of this budget year, the deficit is running almost 15 percent higher than the same period a year ago. The Treasury...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a budget deficit in March that was sharply higher than a year ago because of special factors. Through the first half of this budget year, the deficit is running 14.7 percent higher than the same period a year ago. The Treasury Department says the deficit...
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