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Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around worldWhatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, back to camera  right, meets a detachment of French troops and sailors at Camp Lemonnier in Ambouli, Djibouti, Sunday April 23, 2017.   Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
US officials say pirates have returned to waters off SomaliaSenior U.S. officials say pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Transcript of AP interview with TrumpA transcript of an interview Friday with President Donald Trump by the AP
The Associated Press4 hours ago
President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He's flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He's tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to  play the role of traditional president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battlesPresident Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his young presidency, juggling a looming budget deadline, a renewed health care push and likely showdown with Democrats over funding a border wall
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this April 18, 2017 file photo Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee to discuss implementation of the President's Executive Order 13773, at the Department of Justice in Washington. Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Thursday tried to give Sessions a civics lesson on Twitter, saying Hawaii has been a U.S. state for 58 years. (AP file Photo/Alex Brandon)
Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore."
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans lodged nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies, most compiled and made readily available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government. But that window may soon be closing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Public window on financial complaints could be closing soonU.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies
The Associated Press9 hours ago
With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courtsRepublican have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships _ and reshape some of the nation's highest courts
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A supporter of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon glues a campaign poster in Bayonne, southwestern France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes raceFrom far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal
The Associated Press12 hours ago
CORRECTS THAT LAGARDE IS ON THE RIGHT, NOT LEFT - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, stands with Development Committee Chair Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, before the Development Committee plenary, at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White HouseGlobal finance leaders are seeking to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy
The Associated Press12 hours ago
President Donald Trump holds U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos after awarding him a Purple Heart, as his wife Tammy Barrientos stands right, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospitalPresident Donald Trump has awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan
The Associated Press19 hours ago
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, speaks as he and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, right, hold a news conference at the U.S.-Mexican border next to the Brown Field Border Patrol Station in San Diego on Friday, April 21, 2017. (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimesU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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