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In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
November 18, 2017 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2009 photo, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. speaks at a news conference at the Lloyd D. George Federal building in Las Vegas. Ensign resigned in 2011 after revelations that he had an affair with the wife of a top staffer. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
November 17, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress an approximately $45 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions of dollars more for missile defense programs to counter the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. The defense...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 16, 2017 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal. Trump is restating a long-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, right, speaks to the media during a news conference as U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr., rear right, Commander of the U.S. 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier Gen. Sean Gainey, left, Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, second from left, Gen. John Hyten, commander of the United States Strategic Command, third from left, listen in front of PAC-3 launching station at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. House Republicans and Democrats have joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and orders a rapid buildup of the nation’s missile defenses. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to decisively approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion to restock what lawmakers have described as a depleted U.S. military and counter North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program. Lawmakers voted 356-70...
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President Donald Trump, center, gives a statement before leaving for the airport, an East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at right while National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is at left. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 5:33 pm
President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour "tremendously successful" as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he lands late Tuesday he'll arrive with few concrete accomplishments in hand. As he jetted across the region, to five nations, six cities and three summits over 12...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump finished a five country trip through Asia visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's return from Asia: 7:55 a.m. (Hawaii time) For all the pageantry and promises on his lengthy Asia trip, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaving uncertain Asian capitals...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark says a man is suspected of stealing 12 of Copenhagen's green public benches that Danes instantly associate with the capital city. Investigator Jesper Cederholm says the unidentified Dane, who was briefly detained Aug. 29, had confessed to stealing 12...
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