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Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire burning an apartment building and surrounding structures in downtown Raleigh, N.C., Thursday night, March 16, 2017. Fire was consuming an apartment building under construction. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 11:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday extinguished an overnight fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina's capital city, sending sparks and ash into the dark sky. About 10 other buildings were damaged by the fire, five of them severely, area news outlets...
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March 17, 2017 - 10:56 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Trump says he's '100 percent' behind health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants people to know he's "100 percent behind" the House Republican health care bill. Trump is meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House Friday morning. Trump says...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, visits with U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea, right, at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
March 17, 2017 - 8:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action." Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North...
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March 17, 2017 - 8:46 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Health secretary prods GOP to 'collaborate' on health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary Tom Price is prodding divided Republicans to "get together and collaborate" on a health care overhaul GOP leaders can push through the House. Price spoke to reporters...
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FILE - In a June 30, 2005 file photo, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Michigan is seen from the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City, Mich. President Donald Trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the Great Lakes' most pressing environmental threats. Trump's 2018 budget released Thursday, March 16, 2017, would remove all funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has received strong support from members of Congress in both parties since President Barack Obama established it in 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 17, 2017 - 6:36 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going,...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to students at the student cafe at the 'Zukunftshaus' (lit. 'Future House') of the Paul Gerhard foundation in the district of Wedding in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 16, 2017. The 'future house' was created to generate an intergenerational network in the neighborhood. (Michael Kappeler/pool photo via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 3:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump wanted a close working relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he had a funny way of showing it during his presidential campaign. Trump, who will welcome Merkel to the White House on Friday, spent much of 2016 bashing the chancellor, accusing...
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March 16, 2017 - 10:00 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. Judge James Robart entered his ruling Thursday, one...
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March 16, 2017 - 6:58 pm
TRUMP-BUDGET Faint praise from GOP as top Democrats slam proposed budget cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.15 trillion budget is being received with faint praise, at best, on Capitol Hill. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey reminds: "Congress...
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March 16, 2017 - 4:59 pm
TRUMP-BUDGET Faint praise from GOP as top Democrats slam proposed budget cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.15 trillion budget is being received with faint praise, at best, on Capitol Hill. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey reminds: "Congress...
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French police officers take position after letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, Thursday, March 16, 2017. A police official said no other damage was been reported in the incident. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 16, 2017 - 4:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris' office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The IMF incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to the German...
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