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Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him....



Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday....



Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank....



Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General....



Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies....



AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office....



Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania....



Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday....



Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military....



Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall....