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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, with Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to discuss their panel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, with Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to discuss their panel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will...
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March 30, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump speaks at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday, March 29, 2017, that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. She said she has “heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 30, 2017 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash. Ivanka Trump, a first daughter with first-in-recent-history influence, has become fodder in a heated national...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 30, 2017 - 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care. Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the...
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Graphic shows trend in pedestrian deaths in U.S.; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
March 30, 2017 - 2:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday. Increased driving due to an improved economy, lower gas prices...
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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A federal judge in Hawaii questioned government attorneys Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order until Hawaii's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Even if he does not issue a longer-lasting hold on the ban, his temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
March 30, 2017 - 2:48 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii's request to extend his temporary hold...
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In this March 27, 2017, file photo, men sit on the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. As America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 30, 2017 - 2:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing...
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In this March 27, 2017, file photo, men sit on the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. As America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 30, 2017 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Phil Ruffin waves has he walks on stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Ruffin has never been to the White House. On March 30, 2017, he’ll have dinner there with his friend, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 2:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he'll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. "It's a lonely job, and I have been friends with him for a long time. It'll be nice to catch up," Ruffin said. Trump has had a...
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