Government and politics

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff, Friday March 17, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a "democratic outrage" by Scotland's nationalist leader. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 7:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29. The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain's permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council...
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President Donald Trump walks to the White House after arriving on Marine One, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 20, 2017 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of making up allegations that Russia interfered in last year's election, and said Congress and the FBI should be going after media leaks instead. His tweets came just hours before a potentially politically damaging hearing in...
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March 20, 2017 - 7:18 am
A new international report from economists ranks world countries on happiness. The rankings are based on income and life expectancy figures, along with how people rate social support, personal freedom, corruption and generosity. Together it is used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10. The...
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In this photo taken March 16, 2017, Hussein Dabajeh, 30, a lifelong Dearborn, Mich. resident who owns a hookah shop and lounge, said his ancestors first came to the U.S. from what’s now Lebanon in 1911. Still, he usually looks for the “other” box when offered the option on official forms and fully supports the idea of a new category for those who trace their roots to the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jeff Karoub)
March 20, 2017 - 4:58 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she? Yes, she says, despite some reservations about what it would mean to stand out after...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Boston. The first public hearing in a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election opens with a hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey and the head of the National Security Agency. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
March 20, 2017 - 4:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small. So...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn. Trump is taking his message directly to his ardent supporters. At a series of upcoming rallies, he’s working to recapture the enthusiasm of his campaign and reassure his supporters about his tumultuous early days in the White House. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the road, rallying supporters to recapture the enthusiasm of his campaign and reassuring them about his tumultuous early days in the White House. It's a welcome distraction for a president whose first months in office have been...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:25 am
The GenForward poll of young adults is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted by NORC Feb. 16-March 6. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,833 adults age 18-30 who are...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kan. Over the past decade as income in the U.S. has gone up, self-reported happiness levels have fallen fast, some of the biggest slides in the world. Yet this year, Norway vaulted to the top slot in the annual World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil, a key part of its economy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 20, 2017 - 2:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy. Norway vaulted to the top slot...
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