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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations buildTrump sends mixed signals about the future of his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is interviewed by The Associated Press, in New York, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proofIran says it's cheese puffs, not missiles, at the middle of an international incident
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White House Defends Jackson, Quotes ObamaHours after President Trump said he would understand if Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson bowed out, the administration made it clear it was going to continue supporting the White House physician—and even used Barack Obama to defend him. The White House released years of performance reviews, including one in...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senatorsSenators from both parties are beginning to voice frustration with White House vetting of important nominees as President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last argumentsPresident Donald Trump's ban on travelers from mostly Muslim countries is the focus of the last scheduled arguments in front of the Supreme Court this term
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris arrives at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo. Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Australia says admiral will be next US ambassador to SeoulAustralia's prime minister says the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, will not become Washington's next ambassador to Australia and will be posted to South Korea instead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
'Incredible' Melania Wins Praise for Trump's First State Dinner"To America's absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember," President Trump said at his first White House state dinner Tuesday night—and he was far from the only one praising Melania Trump. The first lady, who wore a silver Chanel...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) outside the Capitol Washington. A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates says the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the DACA program “was unlawful and must be set aside.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' programA federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect
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After 2 Wins, Rogue Dem Blocks Takeover of NY SenateAfter two special elections in New York on Tuesday, Democrats have control of the state Senate—on paper. In reality, Republicans remain in control thanks to rogue Democrat Simcha Felder, who has caucused with the GOP since soon after he was elected and says he doesn't plan to change now,...
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Man who tried to get Trump's tax information awaits sentenceA Louisiana private investigator faces a possible prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to participate in a statewide job action this week in an unprecedented walkout to demand more funding for public education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play outTens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education
The Associated Press6 hours ago
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron stand on the Truman Balcony during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Melania Trump takes her moment to sparkle in the spotlightThe state dinner at the White House was a big moment in fashion and in public life for first lady Melania Trump
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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