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File-In this Oct. 3, 2016, file photo, Kyle Palmer, left, of Idaho waits as his son Lance Palmer of San Francisco, takes a photograph of the scene looking south from Beetle Rock at Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, Calif. President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee vi AP, File)
Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceansPresident Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is poised to confirm Acosta as President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor. The vote expected Thursday, April 27, 2017, would make Acosta the only Hispanic in the Cabinet and complete Trump’s Cabinet as he approaches the 100-day mark of his presidency. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretaryA former federal prosecutor and civil rights chief at the Justice Department, Alex Acosta, has been confirmed as President Donald Trump's labor secretary
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Mike O'Donnell, of Wellington, Co., with Burris Optics, polishes a scope ahead of the NRA convention, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. The NRA is holding its 146th annual meetings and exhibits forum at the Georgia World Congress Center with President Donald Trump slated to speak Friday. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiantAdvocates for gun control say they aren't being cowed by a pro-gun White House and Congress
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a question in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, where he discussed President Donald Trump tax proposals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold upAn AP Fact Check finds that some of the White House claims about President Donald Trump's tax plan don't hold water
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017, during a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th dayPresident Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
In this April 24, 2017, photo Artemio Arreola, an organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, speaks to other advocates in downtown Chicago. The advocates plan to march in a May 1 rally in Chicago. (AP Photo by Sophia Tareen)
Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump oppositionImmigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, are posted at a McDonald's restaurant in New York. Facing a May 5, 2017 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, some restaurants and other establishments are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open and hope to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses to comply. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longerConsumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, John Schmidt, a wildlife trapper, walks past damage from feral hogs that happened overnight while foraging near one of his traps in New Orleans. Feral hogs probably do more than $1.5 billion damage nationwide each year, according to the USDA, and the problem is only getting bigger: between 1982 and 2012, the invasive species spread from 17 states to 36. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
In invasive species battle, thinking outside the cage worksNew, creative but more high-tech methods may finally be turning the tide in the fight against invasive species
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
A demonstrator raises a U.S. flag Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rallyAnn Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 photo, Rep. Cecil Bell Jr., R-Magnolia works at his desk in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Republicans control Congress and President Donald Trump has promised to drastically cut federal regulations, but for fiercely conservative Texas it may not be enough. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal lawsEven as Republicans control the federal government and President Donald promises to roll back regulations, Texas wants more autonomy to decide its own laws
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, listens to remarks from Argentine President Mauricio Macri, left, during a luncheon in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear testsU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests
The Associated Press4 hours ago
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
GOP says it can pass short-term spending without DemocratsRepublicans say they will push a short-term spending bill keeping the government open through the House on Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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