Government and politics

In this Jan. 19, 2017, handout photo from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, nurse Amanda Fritsch checks the catheter delivering a drug that kept Stuart Anders’ injured leg numb for three days. Called a nerve block, the non-addictive numbing treatment substantially cut the amount of opioid painkillers that Anders otherwise would have been prescribed for his shattered femur. (University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 5:18 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't lose what I worked...
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Paris, France, Monday, May 1st, 2017. With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 02, 2017 - 4:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): 10 a.m. Marine Le Pen's spokesmen has acknowledged that the French far-right candidate offered up a speech that, in many parts, copied around 90 seconds of one by a former presidential candidate, and called it a "wink"...
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May 02, 2017 - 4:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has scheduled another phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House did not immediately respond to questions Monday about the expected topics of the conversation. But the bloody civil war in Syria and Putin's continued backing of Syrian...
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May 02, 2017 - 4:30 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to rejoin the ruling party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a presidential system...
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May 02, 2017 - 4:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions finally get their chance. The House Financial Services Committee, led by Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, is...
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May 02, 2017 - 4:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions. Now, they finally get their chance. The House Financial Services Committee is slated to begin work Tuesday...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed in New York. Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member. The April 9 incident ignited a debate about poor service and a lack of customer-friendly policies on U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face pointed questions as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed in New York. Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member. The April 9 incident ignited a debate about poor service and a lack of customer-friendly policies on U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United...
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In this photo taken March 27, 2008, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view. Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased slightly last year, U.S. defense officials said Monday, May 1, 2017, and more than half the victims reported negative reactions or retaliation for their complaints. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
May 02, 2017 - 4:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Concern is growing across the military about inappropriate social media behavior by those in uniform. In April, sexually explicit photos of female and male Marines were discovered being shared on a secret Facebook page. Months before, service members complained about a similar...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017 file photo, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson hangs on the wall behind President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump made puzzling claims about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview, suggesting that he was uncertain about the origin of the conflict while claiming that Jackson was upset about the war that started more than a decade after his death. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. president had a historical question: Why did America's Civil War happen? "Why could that one not have been worked out?" Remarks by Donald Trump, aired Monday, showed presidential uncertainty about the origin and necessity of the Civil War, a defining event in U.S. history...
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