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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by RT, Russia’s government-run television system, for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015. Flynn had retired months earlier as head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 16, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documenting more than $67,000 in fees and expenses paid before the presidential election to former national security adviser Michael Flynn by Russian companies, a Democratic congressman Thursday asked the Trump administration to provide a comprehensive record of Flynn's contacts...
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Air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Thursday, March 16, 2017. President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 16, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 5:54 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump might not make it on the ballot in 2020 in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill approved by lawmakers. The Democrat-led Assembly on Thursday approved the legislation inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his...
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President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade after a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Walking with the president from left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Rank-and-file Republicans want tax credits in their party's troubled health care overhaul to become more focused on lower earners. The GOP-run House Budget Committee voted Thursday...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 4:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has declared the Palestine Liberation Organization's main financial body to be a terrorist organization, infuriating the Palestinians as U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy wrapped up his first visit to the region. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday said "all...
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Copies of President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 16, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year (all times local): 4:55 p.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the Trump administration is cutting spending for climate change efforts because "we consider that to be a waste of your...
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March 16, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt limit has come back into force at a level near $20 trillion, prompting the Trump administration to alert Congress about the measures it will take to stay under the new limit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter to lawmakers that that he has started...
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Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 16, 2017 - 3:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Inside a small apartment in a San Diego suburb, Nadia Hanan Madalo sat before tins of kebab, roasted chicken, and tomato and cucumber salad. Her refugee flight credential still hung around her neck, as her children played with cousins they had only seen on Internet phone chats...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul has called fellow Republican Sen. John McCain "a little bit unhinged" after McCain said "the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." The discord between two senators from the same party is remarkable even in the current political environment. Paul'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by RT, Russia’s government-run television system, for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015. Flynn had retired months earlier as head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 16, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released in a congressional inquiry show former national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by RT, Russia's government-run television system, for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015. Flynn had retired months earlier as head of the U.S...
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