Government and politics

White House adviser Ivanka Trump arrives in Trenton, N.J., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Ivanka Trump is putting it all on the line for the Republican tax overhaul. Signaling a new stage in her Washington career, the senior White House adviser recently hit the road to sell the plans that have drawn Democratic criticism and spurred some GOP conflict. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
BAYVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Yes, it turns out, there is something that chafes at the unflappable Ivanka Trump. The presidential daughter and adviser, in a "full-blown sprint" as she sells the Republican tax overhaul plan and juggles other initiatives, has had it with all that talk about her "pet project...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has removed the word "men" from the name of its governing body. Brookline approved changing the Board of Selectmen to the Select Board at a Town Meeting vote Tuesday. The title "selectman" has been replaced with "select board member." The five-member...
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New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez leaves the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Jurors in Menendez's bribery trial remained deadlocked Tuesday after a judge told them to "take as much time as you need" to reach a verdict on 18 counts against the New Jersey Democrat and his wealthy friend. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 15, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors completed a seventh day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend Wednesday without a verdict, as defense attorneys pushed for the judge to instruct them that a deadlock can be an acceptable outcome to the case...
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November 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All staff of Chinese state-run media outlets in the United States should be required to register with the government as foreign agents as they may be supporting Chinese intelligence gathering and "information warfare," congressional advisers said Wednesday. The U.S.-China Economic...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. At left is BEP Director Leonard Olijar. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 15, 2017 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza are now on the money, literally. The two officials took a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on Wednesday to see firsthand the production of new $1 bills, the first currency that will bear their...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. Indeed, the large majority of Democrats...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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An armed soldier patrols a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 10:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military controls the capital and the state broadcaster and is holding President Robert Mugabe, 93, and his wife under house arrest. It appears that the world's oldest head of state has been deposed by a coup. But the military is at pains to say it did not stage a...
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Police vehicles driving into the premises of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant near Aachen, Germany, Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017. According to German dpa news agency environmental activists on Wednesday occupied coal supply routes of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant. (Ralf Roeger/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 9:33 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the United Nations says climate change is "the defining threat of our time" and requires concerted action by the international community. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it has duly screened a Russian private security firm contracted to help guard the Moscow Embassy. The State Department said Wednesday it had "vetted the company and the name of each individual identified or associated with Elite Security with relevant...
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