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Fund gets $10 million grant for Vietnam education center

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:35:07 GMT2017-02-22T11:35:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center in Washington....



Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:57:50 GMT2017-02-22T08:57:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says....



Trump pick as security adviser is independent-minded

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:08 GMT2017-02-22T08:30:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them....



What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:18:49 GMT2017-02-22T08:18:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity....



Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:14:17 GMT2017-02-22T08:14:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House....



Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:43:53 GMT2017-02-22T00:43:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday....



Trump denounces anti-Semitism in newly forceful condemnation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:53:59 GMT2017-02-21T23:53:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully....



AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:27 GMT2017-02-21T22:51:27Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency....



Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:25:12 GMT2017-02-21T22:25:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals....



Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:04:38 GMT2017-02-21T22:04:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine in Washington on Inauguration Day. That brings the total number of dropped cases to 16....