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March 16, 2017 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate a Boeing executive to serve as deputy secretary of defense. The Trump administration has struggled to fill top Pentagon positions, with two of its four previous selections having withdrawn. A White House announcement Thursday says Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2017 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a new president who has vowed to keep his campaign promises, Donald Trump knows he'll be judged on whether he can repeal the so-called Obamacare law and replace it with something new. Dealing with skepticism from conservatives and moderates alike, the White House is considering...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 8:55 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was dealt another legal setback Thursday when a federal judge in Maryland rejected the prohibition against six predominantly Muslim countries. The ruling near the nation's capital was the latest blow to Trump's ban, with a federal...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands during their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Tillerson said Thursday cooperation with allies Japan and South Korea is "critical" to addressing the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
March 16, 2017 - 6:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States. Tillerson made that declaration after meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, a man walks past the Bank of Japan building. Japan's central bank opted Thursday, March 16, 2017, to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working toward a 2 percent inflation rate target. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 16, 2017 - 3:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to retain its ultra-lax monetary stimulus, citing U.S. policy changes as one of the risks for the global economic outlook. The Bank of Japan gave no indication it was leaning toward cutting back on the massive purchases of government bonds it is...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older people hard. Many older Americans would face higher health insurance premiums and smaller tax credits to help obtain coverage. In all, the bill provides $883...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, a FAA Air Traffic Controller works in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va. President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an “independent, non-governmental organization” would make the system “more efficient and innovative while maintaining safety.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 16, 2017 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 12:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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Specialist Edward Loggie works at his post as a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Fed's key short-term rate is rising by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2017 - 12:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday following a U.S. rate hike and a Eurosceptic party's defeat in Dutch elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced less than 0.1 percent to 19,585.57 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,264.75. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of Defense, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
March 15, 2017 - 11:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Thursday's scheduled budget...
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