Government and politics

Isra Ayesh, right, of Seattle, who is the organizing director of Americans for Refugees and Immigrants, leads a chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in Seattle over Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the travel ban, which would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 15, 2017 - 2:28 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the appeal of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 10:52 a.m. Arguments have wrapped up in a federal appeals court in Seattle over President Donald Trump's travel ban. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had tough...
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May 15, 2017 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief all members of the Senate on Thursday about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. That's the word from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Monday. Last week, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer...
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New French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 15, 2017 during Macron's first foreign trip after his inauguration the day before. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 15, 2017 - 1:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on new French President Emmanuel Macron's first full day in office (all times local): 7:25 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he will work closely with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a "road map" of reforms for the European Union and the eurozone. Speaking at the...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' memorial service, Monday, May 15. 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 15, 2017 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks to law enforcement personnel (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is paying tribute to the "brave souls" who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Trump spoke outside the U.S. Capitol Monday at the 36th Annual...
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In this photo taken March 17, 2017, Barron Trump, with his father President Donald Trump and mother, first lady Melania Trump, disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. First lady Melania Trump has announced that her son, Barron, will attend a private Episcopal school in Maryland beginning this fall. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 15, 2017 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has announced that her son, Barron, will attend a private Episcopal school in Maryland beginning this fall. Eleven-year-old Barron is finishing the current school year at a private institution in New York. He has been living there with his mother since...
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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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