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The White House is lit in blue to honor police officers killed in the line of duty on Monday, May 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 9:35 a.m. The Senate's top Republican says "we can do with a little less drama from the White House" so the GOP can focus on advancing the party's legislative...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 15, 2017 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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Armin Laschet, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union, celebrates after the state election in the western German state of Northrhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Sunday, May 14, 2017. First exit polls predict significant gains for Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 14, 2017 - 10:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals' traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the challenger in September's national vote. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populous and has been led by...
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May 14, 2017 - 6:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says the committee that raised public and private money to put on last summer's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia should have returned surplus funds to the taxpayers rather than handing out staff bonuses and grants. The Legislature provided $10 million...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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May 14, 2017 - 2:40 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah Party posted a poor showing in Palestinian municipal elections across the West Bank, even though the rival Islamic Hamas movement stayed out of the race, according to results announced Sunday. The vote reflected public discontent...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2017 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2017 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and North Rhine-Westphalia top candidate of her Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet, wave to supporters at the last stage of the state election campaign in Aachen, Germany, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Germany’s most populous state is holding an election Sunday that serves as a prelude to a national vote four months away, and could give conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel new momentum in her quest for a fourth term. The election for the state legislature in North Rhine-Westphalia is an important test for Merkel’s center-left challenger, Martin Schulz, whose party’s poll ratings surged after he was nominated in January but have since sagged. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
May 14, 2017 - 2:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — An election Sunday in Germany's most populous state is serving as a prelude to September's national vote. It could give conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel new momentum in her quest for a fourth term — or offer her center-left challenger some relief. The pressure is on the Social...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as he speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. A schism between wealthy funders over private-school vouchers became visible in 2017 during the confirmation process for DeVos, a billionaire heiress who was nominated by Trump for education secretary despite having no experience as a teacher or school administrator. DeVos attended private religious schools in Michigan. Her children were homeschooled and attended religious schools. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 13, 2017 - 10:01 am
For two decades, a loose-knit group that includes some of the country's wealthiest people has underwritten the political push for school choice, promoting ballot initiatives and candidates who favor competition for traditional public schools. But when a member of this elite group was elevated to...
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