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FILE - In this Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, April 25. Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders Monday, April 24. China's official broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi telling Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea's nuclear weapons program and hoped "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKoreaNorth Korea could soon conduct another nuclear test or missile launch, and China's president is urging restraint as President Donald Trump and other leaders consider a response
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In this photo taken April 15, 2017, President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The U.S. State Department’s recent promotion of President Donald Trump’s for-profit Florida resort is drawing criticism from Democrats and ethics advocates. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-LagoThe U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism
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Vice President Mike Pence stands with his wife Karen as they pose for a photo with officials and U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
Pence thanks US military members during stop in HawaiiVice President Mike Pence is thanking members of the U.S. military in Hawaii for their service "in these uncertain times" in the Asia-Pacific
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, listens to the House debate on a bill strengthening the state's regulation of amusement park rides at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. A new law signed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback strengthens the state's amusement park regulations, which currently allow parks to inspect their own rides. That policy drew scrutiny when Schwab's son, Caleb, died last summer at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (AP Photo/Allison Kite, File)
Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide deathThe death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks
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President Donald Trump, sitting next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaks during a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security Council and their spouses, Monday, April 24, 2017, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump's 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of themAn analysis by The Associated Press shows President Donald Trump has accomplished just 10 of the 38 specific promises made in his 100-day "contract" with voters
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office in Washington. With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdownCritical issues remain unresolved as Congress and the White House push toward a Friday deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 photo, Seattle Police officers dressed in protective gear stand during a protest in front of Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus where far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was giving a speech in Seattle. Prosecutors charged a couple Monday, April 24, 2017 in connection with a shooting earlier in the evening during the protest. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing eventProsecutors have charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a speaker at the University of Washington in January
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Ivanka Trump, listens as her father President Donald Trump, talks via a video conference to astronauts on the International Space Station, Monday, April 24, 2017, from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conferenceIvanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a women's conference in Berlin Tuesday
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Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monumentsPresident Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors
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Harmeet Dhillon, right, speaks about a lawsuit, in the foreground, filed against the University of California during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in San Francisco. University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit Monday against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech. A legal team led by Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court. At left is legal partner Krista Baughman. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuitUC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating student rights to free speech
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017 file photo, Agriculture Secretary-designate, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. After months of delays, the Senate is expected to confirm Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Monday, April 24, 2017, with bipartisan support. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretaryThe Senate has confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
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APNewsBreak: Illinois tech chief's memberships cost $208KDocuments obtained by The Associated Press show that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's information technology chief has contracted to spend $208,000 in tax dollars for two professional memberships despite the budget crisis
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