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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, smiles at U.S. President Donald Trump as they pose together with their wives for photographers before dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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French Navy ships sit in port at Naval Base Guam, Friday, May 12, 2017. Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Jeff Grimes announced Friday that joint exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan at the U.S. Pacific island of Guam have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground. The exercises, expected to begin Friday, were designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters, an issue that has come to the fore amid concerns China will restrict access to the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 12, 2017 - 2:06 am
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Military drills on Guam in which four countries were to practice amphibious landings and moving their troops have been postponed indefinitely after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. The weeklong exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan were intended to...
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French Navy ships sit in port at Naval Base Guam, Friday, May 12, 2017. Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Jeff Grimes announced Friday that joint exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan at the U.S. Pacific island of Guam have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground. The exercises, expected to begin Friday, were designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters, an issue that has come to the fore amid concerns China will restrict access to the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 12, 2017 - 1:55 am
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Military drills on Guam in which four countries' militaries were to practice amphibious landings and moving their forces have been postponed indefinitely after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. The weeklong exercises involving the U.S., U.K., France and Japan were...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 12, 2017 - 1:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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May 12, 2017 - 1:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the commission to review alleged voter fraud and vote suppression in the U.S. election system (all times local): 2:18 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a commission to look at the public's confidence in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 11, 2017 - 11:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even...
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In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump insisted Thursday during the interview that there was “no collusion” between his winning campaign and the Russian government in his first extended remarks since he roiled Washington with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. (Joe Gabriel/NBC News via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was "no collusion" between his winning campaign and the Russian government, in his first extended remarks since he roiled Washington with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt,...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council events in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 11, 2017 - 10:10 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council,...
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The French stealth frigate Courbet is docked at Naval Base Guam on Thursday, May 11, 2017 near Hagatna, Guam. Military personnel from the United States, Japan, France and the United Kingdom are gathering in the remote U.S. Pacific islands of Guam and Tinian. The exercises come at a time of regional tensions in the South China Sea and North Korea. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 11, 2017 - 9:53 pm
NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) — Multinational military drills on Guam designed to show support for the free passage of vessels in international waters amid concerns China may restrict access to the South China Sea have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. U.S. Navy...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. If you’re missing your daily dose of Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1999 and the commitment for monthly service occasionally keeps him away from his high-profile job as the public face of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 11, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's because President Donald Trump's chief spokesman has been serving the country in another way: He's been on Navy Reserve duty. Spicer's commitment for monthly service occasionally pulls him away...
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