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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn. Hundreds of liberal candidates are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party’s far left flank intensifies in its push to seize control of Congress, statehouses and local governments across the country this fall. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 11, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "resistance warriors" are coming. Hundreds of liberal candidates, most running in state and municipal elections this fall, are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party's left flank intensifies in its push to seize control of Congress, statehouses and local...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tells reporters he will not run for re-election amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 11, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House before signing a new law aimed at curbing six trafficking Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 11, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump has angrily mused about firing him. Legislation offered on Wednesday by Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., leaves a news conference after announcing that he will not run for re-election at the end of this term, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 11, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan will leave Congress having achieved one of his career goals: rewriting the tax code. On his other defining aim — balancing the budget and cutting back benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — Ryan has utterly failed. Ryan, a budget...
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FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, plans to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, April 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he's committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs needs to be reined in and refocused. Mulvaney appeared before the House...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2015, file photo, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Financial Services committee hearing on the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Ross announced Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that he will leave Congress after four terms. Ross said he plans to return to his Lakeland law practice. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said Wednesday he will retire when his fourth term ends in January and intends to return to practicing law, joining a growing number of departing GOP lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. "I never viewed this amazing opportunity as a job or...
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David Dodson, president of MDC, which was formerly known as Manpower Development Corporation, a nonprofit group, smiles at his office after presenting the findings of MDC's State of the South 2018 report in Durham, NC., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Among the report's findings was that the South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent pool won't share in the region's economic growth unless leaders in the 13 southern recommit to spending on public schools and higher education. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
April 10, 2018 - 11:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — As teachers in multiple states protest for better pay, a new study warns that the fast-growing South region must invest more in public schools and higher education to ensure its homegrown talent shares in its economic prosperity. The State of the South 2018 report, released...
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Demonstrators walk along NE 36th St. in the final leg of a 110 miles trip from Tulsa to the state Capitol as protests continue over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 10, 2018 - 7:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Legislature has no plans to bow to striking teachers' demand to eliminate a capital gains tax break as a way to end a walkout now in its second week. Rep. John Pfeiffer, a House majority floor leader, also said lawmakers...
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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 10, 2018 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidential security assessments in the Environmental Protection Agency show no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against Administrator Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an "unprecedented" number of death threats justify his outsized security spending, according to...
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In this April 9, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership. Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins...
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