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  • White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

    News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White Ho ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • 'No anonymous sources,' President Trump scolds – after White House uses them

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Rep ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacin ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

    WASHINGTON – Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after Wh ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • Official: Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advise ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • California mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teen

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policem ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

    INDIANAPOLIS – The sole winning ticket for an estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot – the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history – was sold ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resistance

    ATLANTA – Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since P ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – Authorities cleared a protest camp Thursday where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

    MEXICO CITY – Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the U.S. won’t e ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Former House speaker John Boehner predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

    WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen."
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Claims for U.S. jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

    WASHINGTON – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:14 am
  • End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:28 am
  • Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wisher ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Documents: After Charleston shooting, Dylann Roof went toward 2nd black church

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church in 2015 drove toward a second black parish afterwa ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:09 am
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