Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 15, 2017, where he signed a law enforcement proclamation. The president is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 15, 2017 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement. Trump says in the Oval Office that police officers have "had it with what's going on" and notes that 118 law enforcement officers died in...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath of flower on the Unknown Soldier's tomb at the Arc of Triomphe monument after his formal inauguration ceremony as French President, Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris. Macron was inaugurated as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics and the European Union. (Alain Jocard/Pool Photo via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 8:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the new French president's first full day in office (all times local): 2:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron's choice for prime minister is about to be named at 2:30 p.m. (1330 GMT). The presidential Elysee Palace announced the timing in a statement on Twitter. It...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 15, 2017 - 6:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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In this April 6, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria. On a collision course with an ally, the United States will arm Syria's Kurds to fight Islamic State militants despite staunch objections from Turkey. President Trump hosts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 15, 2017 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to a partnership vital to U.S. interests in the volatile Middle...
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Martin Schulz, chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Chancellor candidate for the upcoming general elections addresses the media after first projections for the state elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were announced at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 14, 2017. First exit polls predict significant gains for Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 15, 2017 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — The man hoping to beat Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany's general election says his center-left Social Democrats have to be prepared for a tough campaign, after suffering a heavy blow in their traditional heartland. Martin Schulz said Monday that "until the general election on Sept...
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Czech President Milos Zeman delivers a speech on Plenary Session of High-Level Dialogue, at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 4:54 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's political crisis is nowhere near an end after Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka rejected a proposal for a new finance minister. Sobotka asked President Milos Zeman to fire Finance Minister Andrej Babis, one of the country's richest people, over unexplained business...
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May 15, 2017 - 4:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton will hear the appeal of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in its Seattle courthouse on...
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FILE--In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Hawaii. Three federal appellate court judges in Seattle on Monday, May 15, will hear the appeal of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
May 15, 2017 - 4:12 am
SEATTLE (AP) — For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether the ban was designed to discriminate against Muslims. A...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo, students leave South Park High School in Buffalo, N.Y. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
May 15, 2017 - 4:03 am
School districts are worried about how proposed changes in Medicaid distributions will affect their funding. Administrators say any reduction in the estimated $4 billion schools receive in annual Medicaid reimbursements would be hard to absorb. Such cutbacks would come after years of reduced state...
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May 15, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to a partnership vital to U.S. interests in the volatile Middle...
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