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Trump pick who failed to win Senate support is leaving EPAPresident Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety is departing EPA after failing to win Senate confirmation over his close ties to the chemical industry
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Satanic Temple member fights Missouri abortion restrictionsThe Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether some of the state's abortion restrictions violate a woman's religious beliefs
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Trump to invite France's Macron for first state visitPresident Donald Trump is expected to invite French President Emmanuel Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump rejects bipartisan immigration proposalPresident Donald Trump is rejecting a proposed bipartisan immigration bill
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People gather during the demonstration "Trump not welcome!" against the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, in the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
The Latest: Old hand asks if Trump will aim big or for baseA former aide to four U.S. presidents says he expects Donald Trump to use his visit to Davos to "ramp-up" for his State of the Union speech as well as to tout American economic prospects
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, after the New York Times reported that Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Congressman saw aide as 'soul mate,' but denies misconductU.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, who settled a former aide's sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money, says he developed a deep affection for the woman but never harassed her or pursued a romantic relationship with her
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Police: Dog bites man, man bites dog, then man is arrestedNew Hampshire man charged with resisting arrest, biting police dog
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence steps out of a car ahead of his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport, in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool photo via AP)
Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with PalestiniansVice President Mike Pence has visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, offering prayers at the holiest site where Jews can pray amid tensions with the Palestinians
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
File- This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows Affordable Solar president Kevin Bassalleck talking about the full-time positions his company will create as Gov. Susana Martinez listens during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. Bassalleck, said tariffs would hurt homegrown companies that make racks, tracking systems and electronics that are part of a power system. He said jobs at those companies are hard to outsource.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
Trump move to tax some imports creates its own risks for USTrump's move to tax imported solar cells and washing machines creates its own risks for US
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
FILE--In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. The largest gun industry trade show will be taking place in Las Vegas Jan. 23-26 just a few miles from where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Gun industry converges near Las Vegas mass shooting siteThe U.S. gun industry has gathered for its biggest annual trade show in Las Vegas only a few miles from the site where gunman Stephen Paddock rained gunfire down on a country music concert last October
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Emergency crews respond to Marshall County High School after a fatal school shooting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Authorities said a shooting suspect was in custody. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
The Latest: Former Rep. Giffords calls for stronger gun lawsFormer congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords called for stronger gun laws after a fatal shooting at a Kentucky high school and said schools should be among the safest places in communities
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, Breaion King is overcome with emotion as she describes being pulled from her car and thrown to the ground by an Austin police officer during a traffic stop in 2015 in Austin, Texas. Austin police officer Bryan Richter who was reprimanded for the violent arrest of King, has been fired for his conduct in another arrest. Richter's dismissal Monday Jan. 22, 2018, stems from a case in which he and other officers were serving a warrant six months ago. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP File)
Reprimanded Austin officer fired in another violent arrestAn Austin police officer who was investigated and reprimanded for the violent arrest of a black woman in 2015 has been fired for his conduct in a more recent arrest
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
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