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NY congresswoman urges open White House press briefingsA New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, a Somali soldier patrols the area of a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant was rightLeaders of a Minnesota nonprofit that works to help Somali youth knew the stakes were high when they rejected $500,000 in federal funds this month
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Missing reports prompt review of Texas police shootings lawTexas law enforcement agencies may soon pay a price for failing to report officer-involved shootings
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Leading contenders in the Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, vote are Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Perez: Democrats are in 'crisis of confidence'Democrats are nearing the end of a long, competitive battle to choose a new national party chairman who will attempt to turn widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories
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In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, photograph, Vicki Tosher, a breast cancer patient, is shown outside her home in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Tosher, like countless other Americans, likes the subsidized health plan that she buys through the Affordable Care Act and is concerned with Republicans' efforts to scuttle the coverage. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacementAs Republicans try to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probeA Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign
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In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and good manners, but Donald Trump favors disruption over decorum
The Associated Press2 hours ago
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the UTA "United Voices" Rally at United Talent Agency headquarters on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills Friday to do something to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rightsWhile most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key were among those who spoke at a rally in support of immigrant rights
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend OscarsU.S. immigration authorities have barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Notable workers' rights cases heard by Neil GorsuchPresident Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases while serving as a federal appeals court judge
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Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bossesPresident Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases as a federal appellate judge and has more often than not backed rulings that favor employers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypseIn President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open."
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