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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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Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 16, 2017 - 2:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Inside a small apartment in a San Diego suburb, Nadia Hanan Madalo sat before tins of kebab, roasted chicken, and tomato and cucumber salad. Her refugee flight credential still hung around her neck, as her children played with cousins they had only seen on Internet phone chats...
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House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017, on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 16, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil to President Donald Trump. The 9th Circuit in February refused to immediately reinstate Trump's ban...
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March 16, 2017 - 11:00 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: 'No palace intrigue,' Ryan says of health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump is deeply involved in efforts to scrap Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and helping GOP leaders persuade reluctant lawmakers. Speaking to reporters...
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March 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Many people who attend the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans do so without ever setting foot in the Superdome, where nightly, ticketed concerts are held as part of the experience. Instead, they attend the free daytime programs held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...
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A French police message alert is displayed on a cell phone in Paris, France, Thursday, March 16, 2017. The French government has sent out an alert warning of an attack at the Alexis de Tocqueville high school in the southern French town of Grasse after local police reported that shots have been fired. (AP Photo)
March 16, 2017 - 9:00 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at the high school in the southern French town of Grasse (all times local): 3 p.m. French police are looking for a possible second attacker in a school shooting in southern France that left at least two wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 8:55 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was dealt another legal setback Thursday when a federal judge in Maryland rejected the prohibition against six predominantly Muslim countries. The ruling near the nation's capital was the latest blow to Trump's ban, with a federal...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 6:51 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local except where noted): 7:45 a.m. A federal judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives 'high five' to children after casting his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
March 16, 2017 - 4:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Dutch national elections (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League has welcomed the results of the Dutch elections as a sign of healthy growth for populist movements. Matteo Salvini said Thursday that "good ideas...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older people hard. Many older Americans would face higher health insurance premiums and smaller tax credits to help obtain coverage. In all, the bill provides $883...
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