Government and politics

Senator Bob Corker, center, speaks to recent refugees from South Sudan at a registration center in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Friday, April 14 2017. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, strongly defended U.S. foreign assistance on Friday while visiting the world's fastest growing refugee crisis in northern Uganda, just across the border from war-torn South Sudan. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:04 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The White House won't make public the logs of visitors to the White House complex, breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 15, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor, the White House is keeping secret the lists of visitors to the building. The Trump administration cited privacy and national security concerns on Friday, but the decision angered government watchdog groups who...
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In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The White House won't make public the logs of visitors to the White House complex, breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 15, 2017 - 2:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending its decision to keep secret the lists of people who visit the building. That's a change from President Barack Obama's policy of voluntarily releasing the records. Officials at the Trump White House say that making public who visits could interfere with...
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In this photo taken April 14, 2017, Miriam Naranjo, a 70-year Cuban woman who now lives in Miami Lakes. President Donald Trump’s voters are showing they can be a forgiving lot, up to a point. The president’s recent shifts in position on a series of big foreign policy issues have got his supporters debating whether the policy reversals are worth a mere shrug of the shoulders or are a cause for bigger concern. (AP Photo/Kelli Kennedy)
April 15, 2017 - 2:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast," says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, Florida. "He's changing his...
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In this photo taken April 14, 2017, Miriam Naranjo, a 70-year Cuban woman who now lives in Miami Lakes. President Donald Trump’s voters are showing they can be a forgiving lot, up to a point. The president’s recent shifts in position on a series of big foreign policy issues have got his supporters debating whether the policy reversals are worth a mere shrug of the shoulders or are a cause for bigger concern. (AP Photo/Kelli Kennedy)
April 15, 2017 - 2:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters are wondering if his recent reversals on policy matters are cause for concern. Trump has flip-flopped on such issues as NATO's relevance, bombing Syria, keeping the Import-Export Bank and calling out China as a currency manipulator. Some...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president. The White House announced late Friday that Trump plans to nominate Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, to serve as president of...
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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
April 14, 2017 - 8:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's executive order withholding funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities applies to a small pot of grant money, not the billions of dollars that San Francisco and a California county say is at stake for them, a lawyer...
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April 14, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president. The White House announced late Friday that Trump plans to nominate Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, to serve as president of...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gestures while visiting Kings Canyon National Park, Calif., on Friday, April 14, 2017. Zinke, wearing firefighting garb, joined a fire crew burning small piles of dead trees. During his trip to California, Zinke met with national park rangers, encouraging them to report workplace harassment and intimidation. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
April 14, 2017 - 6:56 pm
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, he said Friday during a two-day swing through parks, including Yosemite, where the former...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:52 pm
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, he said Friday during a two-day swing through parks, including Yosemite, where the former...
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