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AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:18:25 GMT2017-02-20T01:18:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet....



Elderly woman charged with murder after DC slaying

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:24:34 GMT2017-02-20T00:24:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington....



The Latest: Panama's president talks to Trump ahead of visit

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:55:18 GMT2017-02-19T23:55:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):...



Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:10:45 GMT2017-02-19T23:10:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers....



Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:03:16 GMT2017-02-19T22:03:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly....



Aide says senators want materials saved for Russia probe

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:23:15 GMT2017-02-19T16:23:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, according to a congressional aide....



AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:49:17 GMT2017-02-19T14:49:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen....



As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlight

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:50:01 GMT2017-02-19T13:50:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."...



McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:20:41 GMT2017-02-19T04:20:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started."...



DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:44:24 GMT2017-02-19T00:44:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave....