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May 05, 2017 - 8:45 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. The bill cleared both houses of Congress this week and Trump signed it into law behind closed doors at his home in...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he concludes his remarks during a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The dinner was to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, a World War II naval battle fought by US and Australian force against the Japanese. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 05, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump(all times local): 98:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sending warm wishes to everyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The holiday commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla that pitted Mexican Indian soldiers against French forces. Trump says that 19th...
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Ana Sanchez and her 8-year-old daughter Naiyari lock the gates of her school, The Dr. Isaac Gonzalez Martinez school, as part of their daily responsibilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, May 5, 2017. The school is one of 179 closing this month amid an economic crisis, and Naiyari's second school to close within two years. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
May 05, 2017 - 5:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 179 public schools in a move expected to save more than $7 million amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. More than 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their...
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In this Monday, May 1, 2017 photo, Ali Raad, a taxi driver who workes for the ride-hailing app Ujra, receives a call from a customer, in Baghdad, Iraq. Tech-savvy Iraqi entrepreneurs are finding success in creating companies that use smartphone apps inspired by such foreign businesses as food ordering and ride sharing. This comes at a time when the government is looking to the private sector to create more jobs. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
May 05, 2017 - 1:14 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — It didn't take long for Ahmed Subhi and his friends to figure out the best project to launch amid Iraq's acute economic crisis. They just looked at their phones. Subhi became the co-founder of Baghdad's popular food ordering and delivery app called Wajbety, or My Meal. "When we were...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. The 217-213 vote was...
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President Donald Trump gestures in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, before signing an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the health care bill in the House (all times local): 3:33 p.m. President Donald Trump is arguing the health care debate has "really brought the Republican Party together." He's noting that the party includes many different groups, from conservatives to more moderate...
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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the health care bill in the House (all times local): 2:19 p.m. Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 309-118 roll call on Wednesday in which the House passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 178 Democrats and 131 Republicans. Voting no were 15 Democrats and 103 Republicans. X...
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May 03, 2017 - 1:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators who support a convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution are at odds over whether to jail delegates who "go rogue" and impose unwanted changes at the longshot gathering. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott wants to bypass Congress and limit Washington's...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting on healthcare. Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up _ and to figure out when his statements signal new presidential policies and when they’re offhand remarks that mean little.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 03, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. President Donald Trump has flipped that script. Big...
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