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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a question from a members of the the media after signing an Executive Order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Executive Order directs the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 29, 2017 - 3:12 am
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a key part...
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Police officers arrive by busses at the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017. More than 100 people were injured Thursday evening including protestors, policemen and lawmakers, after protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest against the election of an ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi as new speaker, despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 28, 2017 - 10:44 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Macedonia's foreign minister is calling for demonstrators who ran riot in the country's parliament to be brought to justice, and is advocating dialogue to overcome the current crisis. Nikola...
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John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, left, and Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, pose for a photograph in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
April 28, 2017 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the fight between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-controlled General Assembly over legislation on administering elections and the size of the state Court of Appeals (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The North Carolina legislature has completed the...
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April 25, 2017 - 8:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 5 p.m. The Trump administration says a federal court ruling blocking its order cutting off funding to sanctuary cities does not stop it...
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April 25, 2017 - 8:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 5 p.m. The Trump administration says a federal court ruling blocking its order cutting off funding to sanctuary cities does not stop it...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:44 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that is plagued by alcohol-related problems are appealing a state regulator's decision not to renew their liquor licenses. The appeal filed late...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Lew testified before the committee's hearing on the state of international finance. Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the Dodd-Frank law, the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The sweeping legislation rolled out by Hensarling, a Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank's fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, could dismantle the financial law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the partisan clash between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature over an elections administration law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have rushed to the courthouse to try to block expected...
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President Donald Trump walks past a Uniformed Secret Service Police on the North Portico upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017, from a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 24, 2017 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters. A look at some of his assertions in the interview conducted...
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