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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wave before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Trump is hosting Abe at his estate Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japan's leader Friday that the U.S. will defend its close ally. Together, the pronouncements illustrated a shift toward a more mainstream Trump stance on U.S. policy toward Asia. Welcoming Prime Minister...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wave before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Trump is hosting Abe at his estate Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 10, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's chief of staff says he expects new executive orders to be "enacted soon" in response to a federal court decision to block the administration's immigration ban. Reince Priebus told reporters...
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, accompanied by Virginia Solicitor General Stuart Raphael, speaks outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, following a hearing on President Donald Trump's travel ban. Lawyers for the state of Virginia are challenging President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, arguing in federal court that his seven-nation travel ban violates the Constitution and is the result of "animus toward Muslims." (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
February 10, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's travel ban sought Friday to rack up another legal victory against the measure, believing they have the administration on the defensive after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the order. As government attorneys debated their next...
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President Donald Trump talks to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 10, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has revived groundless claims of voter fraud, arguing in a lunch meeting with senators that he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if not for voters bused in from out of state. A GOP official with knowledge of Thursday's...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump's freewheeling style on Twitter and elsewhere is complicating life for the government lawyers tasked with defending his executive actions in court. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 10, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lobs verbal bombshells on Twitter and fiercely criticizes federal judges overseeing his court cases. He openly discusses pending legal matters on which lawyers usually advise their clients to stay mum. That freewheeling style, uncharacteristic for an...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump's freewheeling style on Twitter and elsewhere is complicating life for the government lawyers tasked with defending his executive actions in court. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 10, 2017 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen...
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A person shouts to Rep. Jason Chaffetz during his town hall meeting at Brighton High School, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Hundreds of people lined up early for a town hall with Chaffetz on Thursday evening, many holding signs criticizing the congressman's push to repeal the newly-named Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 10, 2017 - 2:09 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers around the country are facing tough and often angry questions from constituents who are packing town hall meetings or showing up at their offices. Among their grievances is that the GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," with no...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 10, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:45 p.m. At his press conference with the Japanese prime minister, President Donald Trump touted plans by Intel announced this week to open a $7 billion factory because of his administration's planned tax cuts. But that's...
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President Donald Trump listens as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 10, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington and meeting with President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control. Trump's comments...
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FILE - This March 12, 2013 file still image taken from United States Courts shows Judge James Robart listening to a case at Seattle Courthouse in Seattle. Online abuse of Robart, who temporarily derailed President Donald Trump's travel ban, has raised safety concerns, according to experts who are worried that the president's attacks on the judiciary could make judges a more inviting target. (United States Courts via AP,File)
February 10, 2017 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a legal argument in 140 characters is no easy task, and President Donald Trump may have confounded people Friday morning with his tweet about the appeals case that kept the borders open to people he wants banned. A look behind the tweet: TRUMP: "LAWFARE: 'Remarkably, in the...
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