Government and politics

FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." Clapper on Sunday, May 14, described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political stigma. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 15, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging Trump to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice comes amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia's meddling with last...
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May 15, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs. House leaders, like Speaker Paul Ryan, get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as do many members of Congress...
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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 14, 2017 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on GOP efforts to reverse Obama-era rules (all times local): 4:15 p.m. 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 the environment and more...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." Clapper on Sunday, May 14, described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political stigma. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 14, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and...
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Armin Laschet, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union, celebrates after the state election in the western German state of Northrhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Sunday, May 14, 2017. First exit polls predict significant gains for Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic party. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 14, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals' traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the German leader's challenger in September's national vote. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populous and has been...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." Clapper on Sunday, May 14, described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political stigma. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 14, 2017 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is separately "under assault" from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties...
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New French President Emmanuel Macron, right, smiles as outgoing President Francois Hollande waves during Macron's inauguration ceremony as French President, at the Elysee Palace Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
May 14, 2017 - 1:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — In ceremonies marked by youthful optimism and old-world Napoleonic pomp, Emmanuel Macron swept into office Sunday as France's new president pledging to fortify the European Union, redesign French politics and glue together his divided nation. Macron's presidency began with a visit to...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, May 13, 2017. Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 14, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 14, 2017. More than 10,000 people have taken to the streets in Moscow to protest against a controversial plant to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment blocks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 14, 2017 - 11:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to rally against a bill to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment buildings. Protesters, mostly young and middle couples, gathered on a central street to rally against arguably Russia's largest redevelopment project to...
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French President Emmanuel Macron greets veterans at the the Unknown Soldier's tomb under the Arc de Triomphe 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 via AP)
May 14, 2017 - 11:07 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 5 p.m. France's new president has made his first visit after his inauguration to a military hospital in the Paris suburb of Clamart. Emmanuel Macron's team says that he went to Percy hospital to meet...
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