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Shutdown? New president, same partisan brinkmanship
WASHINGTON -- There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.
Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court
Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting
Ivanka Trump defends father
BERLIN -- Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser.
Airstrike kills eight family members in northern Syria
BEIRUT -- An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition.
Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart
VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days -- including two in one night.
South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act
Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight
Trump backs off demand for border wall money
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-pass spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space of any American astronaut.
Doctor’s arrest brings attention to U.S. female circumcisions
Billionaire to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate
Centrist Macron faces unprecedented challenge
PARIS -- French centrist Emmanuel Macron faces an unprecedented challenge in his quest for the French presidency: A newcomer to politics, he was virtually unknown to most of his countrymen just three years ago.