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President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use his executive authority Wednesday to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, one of his signature campaign promises. He is also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and potentially restrict the flow of refugees to the United...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan environmental officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, that Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit. The finding by the Department of Environmental Quality is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have grappled with the man-made water crisis since 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 24, 2017 - 4:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan environmental officials said Tuesday was good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. The 90th percentile of lead...
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FILE – In this June 11, 2013, file photo, Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts speaks during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that bans employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary histories, despite Philadelphia-based Comcast's vow to challenge the measure in court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 24, 2017 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed...
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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan's capital is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
January 24, 2017 - 4:10 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks underway for a second day in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Turkey's deputy prime minister is dismissing speculation that Turkey would hand over the northern Syrian town of al-Bab to Syrian...
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FILE – In this June 11, 2013, file photo, Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts speaks during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that bans employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary histories, despite Philadelphia-based Comcast's vow to challenge the measure in court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 23, 2017 - 11:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed...
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, and National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro, right, wait for President Donald Trump to sign three executive orders, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 23, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed three executive memorandums on Monday, kicking off his first full week in the White House by undoing parts of his predecessor's agenda and renewing a longtime Republican priority on abortion funding. Trump signed a memorandum that freezes hiring for...
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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis waves to the crowd in University Square during a protest against the government's proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Some thousands marched through the streets of the Romanian capital and other cities to protest against the pardon of prisoners which critics say could weaken the anti-corruption fight. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
January 22, 2017 - 11:58 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight. More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square, and later broke...
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Betsy Rosen of Charlotte, N.C., hugs muslim girl of Moroccan descent Aya Laoufir, 17, of Arlington, Va., during a women's rally against President Donald Trump in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged. Rosen is Jewish. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 21, 2017 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 7:55 p.m. Hours after the Women's March on Washington was scheduled to end, many women are still marching. Hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters are flooding through the...
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Demonstrators across Madison Avenue during a women's march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 21, 2017 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. Federal prosecutors say most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the...
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Protesters cheer at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 21, 2017 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 2:20 p.m. Organizers of the Women's March on Washington are encouraging attendees to march on their own to the grassy Ellipse near the White House. The original plan had been...
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