Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and gun laws (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure." Trump was departing...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Friday on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S. In a tweet, Trump said that gang members are being removed "by the thousands" by federal law enforcement agents, "but these killers come back in...
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February 23, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments about MS-13 gang members and immigration(all times local): 8:15 a.m. Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggests President Donald Trump's Thursday threat to remove immigration officers from California is merely a negotiating tactic. "The...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, applauds after she handed over a bunch of flowers to the party's top candidate for Saarland, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 2nd left, at the beginning of a party meeting at the headquarter of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in Berlin, Germany, one day after the elections in the German state of Saarland. A congress of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is expected to elect Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 as the party’s general secretary (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 23, 2018 - 5:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her conservative party that she's still very much in charge and keen to shape its future, installing a close ally who's popular in her own right in a top party post following weeks of muttering over a difficult coalition deal. A congress of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 4:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many...
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February 23, 2018 - 12:00 am
US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode' Trump says son-in-law's clearance is up to Kelly White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops Emoluments suit...
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President Donald Trump, left, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, center, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 22, 2018 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald Trump endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons — a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association. His comments...
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A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. Greitens' attorney issued a scathing statement challenging the indictment. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 11:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A week after a shooter slaughtered more than a dozen people in the Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 21, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 10:33 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a...
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In this June 14, 2017 photo, people walk past an entrance to the Anbang Insurance Group's offices in Beijing. China's insurance regulator said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 it is assuming management of insurer Anbang, owner of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, following the indictment of the company's chairman on charges of economic crimes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 22, 2018 - 10:26 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's insurance regulator said Friday it is assuming management of insurer Anbang, owner of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, following the indictment of the company's chairman on charges of economic crimes. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said Friday that it would...
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