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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 15, 2017, six-year-old South Sudanese refugee Santo, left, stands with his brother in Bidi Bidi camp, northern Uganda. South Sudan is known for its "lost boys," roughly 20,000 orphans who trekked across southern Sudan in the 1980s during the region's struggle for independence, but three decades later there is another lost generation of children whose new nation, barely older than themselves, has been ripped apart by civil war. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 01, 2017 - 4:16 am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future. After fleeing South Sudan's three-year civil war, Santo and...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:07 am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future. After fleeing South Sudan's three-year civil war, Santo and...
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves while speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, Friday, March 31, 2017, on the important role that women can play in international politics and peace building efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 31, 2017 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Friday criticized President Donald Trump's proposal to slash billions of dollars from diplomacy and jabbed rhetorically at her former rival, remarking on her penchant for "talking about research, evidence and facts." The former first lady, New York senator and...
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March 31, 2017 - 8:54 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's minority conservative government has presented its 2017 budget, with a growing economy allowing it to increase social spending and cut taxes and to move away from the austerity measures of previous years. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro on Friday said the budget would allow...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference after a meeting of the NATO-Russia council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Ambassadors from NATO and Russia met for the first time this year in a fresh attempt to resolve some of their differences. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 31, 2017 - 3:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting his NATO counterparts to persuade them to do more to combat extremists and step up defense spending. After advancing the talks a week to suit Tillerson's schedule, foreign ministers from Europe and Canada want to hear exactly what...
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The Capitol, with a statue of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, left, is seen at dawn in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without...
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This photo taken Monday, March 27, 2017, shows Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive to sign various bills in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in any given year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 30, 2017 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in...
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March 30, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in...
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Tourists kayak through Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande river, along a cliff face that is Mexico, left, at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Monday, March 27, 2017. Here the Rio Grande slides between two sheer cliff faces, one in Mexico and one in the United States, that tower 1,500 feet above the water. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 29, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Zinke said geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
March 29, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is...
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