Government and politics

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivers a commencement address to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy Devos had a very tough audience for her commencement speech at a historically black university in Florida. Boos and catcalls and shouts of "Liar!" nearly drowned out her address to students graduating from Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos said...
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A few hundred people chanted slogans and made speeches to protest the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations, including Tillerson, 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 - 2:51 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — 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 Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development. Among those expected to attend the meeting of the Arctic Council...
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This combo of images taken Wednesday, May 10, 2017, shows top row from left: Tom Stump of Hamburg, Pa.; Cheri Zettel of Dallas and Mary Smith of Schenectady, N.Y., and bottom row from left, Robin Pickens of St. Louis; Harding Aslinger of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Charles Martin, of Oklahoma City. Opinions on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey are dividing along familiar partisan lines: Republicans and Trump supporters see it as necessary, while Democrats view it with suspicion. (AP Photo)
May 11, 2017 - 2:47 am
Recent events in the nation's capital have many Americans feeling like they're riding a never-ending political roller coaster. Less than a week after House Republicans voted to dismantle Barack Obama's signature health care law, President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. Then,...
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A few hundred people chanted slogans and made speeches to protest the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations, including Tillerson, 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 - 2:23 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — 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 Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development. Among those expected to attend the meeting of the Arctic Council...
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Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions from members of the media during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Sanders was asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 11, 2017 - 1:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says in a farewell letter that he does not plan to dwell on the decision to fire him or the "way it was executed." He says in the letter...
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This combo of images taken Wednesday, May 10, 2017, shows top row from left: Tom Stump of Hamburg, Pa.; Cheri Zettel of Dallas and Mary Smith of Schenectady, N.Y., and bottom row from left, Robin Pickens of St. Louis; Harding Aslinger of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Charles Martin, of Oklahoma City. Opinions on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey are dividing along familiar partisan lines: Republicans and Trump supporters see it as necessary, while Democrats view it with suspicion. (AP Photo)
May 11, 2017 - 12:53 am
Recent events in the nation's capital have many Americans feeling like they're riding a never-ending political roller coaster. Less than a week after House Republicans voted to dismantle Barack Obama's signature health care law, President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. Then,...
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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, leaves the chamber following a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, as the Republican-led Senate failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 10, 2017 - 11:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. The 51-49 vote against the repeal measure was a blow to the fossil-fuel industry and groups linked...
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Alaska state Rep. David Eastman speaks during a House floor session on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska, after a motion was made to censure him for comments he recently made about abortions that many considered to be offensive and hurtful. The House later in the day voted to censure him. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
May 10, 2017 - 11:05 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House voted Wednesday to censure a Republican member over comments he made suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city" for abortions. The House voted 25-14 to take the highly unusual step of censure after hours of...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2017 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump had been seething. The swirling questions about possible contacts between his presidential campaign team and Russia just wouldn't stop, and he felt it was overshadowing his early achievements. Who was to blame? In Trump's view, FBI Director James...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivers a commencement address to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2017 - 10:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drawing shouts of "Liar!" and "Just go," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned their backs to her in protest. "Let's choose to hear one another...
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