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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reportsThe White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports linking Trump campaign advisers to Russian intelligence agents
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Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox call for unity at UTA rallyWhile most celebrities are gearing up for Oscar events, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key are among those who gathered to speak Friday at a rally in support of immigrant rights
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Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend OscarsU.S. immigration authorities have barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award
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Protesters again greet McConnell appearance at homeAbout 200 protesters have gathered near a Louisville conference center where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are meeting
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Government wants appeal of travel ban put on holdThe Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order
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EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurancesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying a proposal to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill
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Democrats struggle to move past election, agree on party leader
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution3 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Pence to address politically potent Republican Jewish groupVice President Mike Pence's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition will be the visual evidence of the fruits of years of labor by the politically active group
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Victims plead for end to Nebraska rapists' parental rightsA Nebraska lawmaker says the state should fill a legal gap that allows convicted rapists custody or visitation rights to children conceived through sexual assault
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In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez. The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of the transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
The Latest: Border Patrol wants probe of woman's detentionThe Border Patrol has asked for an internal investigation of the circumstances leading up to the arrest of a transgender woman in an El Paso courthouse
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FILE--In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, traffic passes along the scene where a tractor trailer and a San Bernardino County Fire Department fire engine fell on from southbound Interstate 15 where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the Cajon Pass, Calif. The bill to repair California's roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter is already at least $550 million, more than double what the state budgeted for such emergencies. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP, file)
Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fixCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown's chief budget adviser says costs to repair infrastructure battered by brutal storms this winter will likely exceed $1 billion
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nationsAnalysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm have found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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