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AP FACT CHECK: Toughest ever sanctions on NKorea? Not likely

Trump North Korean Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heaviest, the largest, the most impactful. Those were the superlatives the Trump administration used to describe its latest sanctions against North Korea. But were the Treasury Department designations of more than 50 companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the...


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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Trump Jerusalem Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...


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The Latest: Former Trump adviser pleads guilty

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A former top adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign has formally pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick...


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Conflict cited in NLRB joint-employer case draws hearing request

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A top House Democrat wants Congress to review whether a Trump labor-board appointee should have recused himself before casting the deciding vote to overturn a hot-button ruling making it easier for employees of contractors and franchises to pursue claims against big...


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AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation’s greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America’s most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda...


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US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Trump North Korean Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the...


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AP-NORC Poll: Most have grim outlook on America's direction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chester Trahan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump. “He stimulated it. Those...


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The Latest: Trump says he was pressured not to move embassy

Trump Jerusalem Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (all times local): 11:29 a.m. President Donald Trump says moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is “the right thing to do.” Trump’s addressing his decision to move the...


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The Latest: Trump blames armed officer at FL high school

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and gun laws (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn’t stop the gunman who carried out last week’s Florida massacre was either a “coward” or “didn’t react properly under pressure.” Trump was departing...


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Evaluations Of Medicaid Experiments By States, CMS Are Weak, GAO Says

With federal spending on Medicaid experiments soaring in recent years, a congressional watchdog said state and federal governments fail to adequately evaluate if the efforts improve care and save money. A study by the Government Accountability Office released Thursday found some states don’t...


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