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  • How Trump's immigration order could hurt the U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries could slow the U.S. economy by hampe ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • President Trump urges Senate to use 'nuclear option' and push through court pick

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP suspends Senate rule, rams Trump cabinet picks through panel

    WASHINGTON – In the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, Republicans rammed President Donald Trump's picks to be Treasury and health secret ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • German church OKs case-by-case Communion for remarried Catholics

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis' outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics opens the door to letting them receive Communion, Germany's bishops ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • U.S. factories posted fastest growth last month in 2 years

    WASHINGTON – American factories grew last month at the fastest pace in more than two years.The Insti ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Hillary Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

    NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • Senate GOP united, Democrats skeptical of Trump court pick

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans are standing united behind President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and bracing ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Premier says Mosque shooting shows Quebec has its 'demons'

    QUEBEC CITY – Quebec's premier acknowledged Tuesday that his French-speaking province has its "demons" in terms of attitudes toward Muslims, but he sa ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers was ordered to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline to proceed under a disputed Missouri ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Trump taps conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday ni ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:32 pm
  • Obama fights back: Former president's orbit resists Trump

    WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the Trump administration's first days, former President Barack Obama's loyalists, former aides and even his spokesman are spe ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Betsy DeVos may have used official's remarks without attribution

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos appears to have used quotes from an Obama administration official without attribution in her resp ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • U.S. military botches online fight against Islamic State

    TAMPA, Fla. – On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing ral ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • U.S. home prices rise 5.3 percent amid solid demand, tight supply

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available propertie ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:30 am
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