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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands prior to their talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Tillerson's Moscow talks hinge on new US leverage over Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 12, 2017 - 2:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow (all times local): 8:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says relations between Moscow and Washington are "at a low point" and marked by serious distrust. Tillerson spoke at a joint news conference with...
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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump was in Florida meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 12, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is saying he may reshuffle some of his major domestic priorities. After Republican leaders pulled their health care bill back from a House vote last month, Trump signaled that he was ready to...
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April 12, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have...
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April 12, 2017 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The firm said its work could have benefited the Ukrainian government. The Podesta Group's cited details of lobbying it...
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April 12, 2017 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The firm said its work could have benefited the Ukrainian government. The Podesta Group's cited details of lobbying it...
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April 12, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women. The Interior...
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A demonstrator chants slogans during a protest against the amendment of the higher education law that could force a Budapest university founded by billionaire American philanthropist George Soros to close , in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Hungarian President Janos Ader said Monday April 10, 2017, in a statement that he has signed the bill setting new conditions for foreign universities in Hungary which is in line with the Constitution, and called on the government to “immediately” begin talks with the affected institutions to secure compliance with the new rules. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 11:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm questioned Hungary's commitment to the bloc's fundamental values Wednesday as it launched an investigation of a new law which is widely seen in Europe as targeting a Bucharest university founded by billionaire George Soros. EU Commission Vice-...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017 file photo, U.S. Coast Guard patrol Lake Worth Lagoon as President Donald Trump returns to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. It’s widely estimated that each trip to the resort costs taxpayers $3 million, based on a government study of the cost of a 2013 trip to Florida by President Barack Obama. But that trip was more complicated and the study’s author says it can’t be used to calculate the cost of Trump’s travel. This weekend, Trump is making his seventh visit to Mar-a-Lago since becoming president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 12, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump making his seventh presidential trip this weekend to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, government watchdogs and Democrats are once again seeing dollar signs: namely, $3 million. That's a widely used estimate of what each journey costs taxpayers. The...
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CORRECTS DATE - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands prior to their talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Tillerson's Moscow talks hinge on new US leverage over Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond retaliatory strikes if Syrian President Bashar Assad continues his assault on civilians with chemical weapons. "Are we going to get involved with Syria? No," Trump told Fox...
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April 12, 2017 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say they've found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women. The Interior Department's...
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