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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 7:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other...
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August 24, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court ruled Thursday that an internet hosting company must turn over records for a website that the government alleges was used to plan violent protests on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Defense lawyers warned that the ruling by the District of Columbia...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A dispute over Maryland's congressional redistricting map is being put on hold while the Supreme Court considers a similar case in Wisconsin that alleges partisan gerrymandering. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 Thursday to put the case on hold in order to wait for guidance from the...
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President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should President Donald Trump thumb through a dictionary before putting his thumbs to work on tweets? Trump confused "to" and "too" during a series of tweets Thursday morning, getting it right after two tries. He also replaced "their" with the correct "there" in the same two-part...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs in Columbia, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Corker said he felt compelled to voice criticism of Donald Trump after the president said white supremacists didn't bear all the blame for a melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed after being struck by a car driven into a crowd. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
August 24, 2017 - 2:53 pm
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Bob Corker refuses to say whether he'll seek a third term, but he has carefully said and done all the right things to avoid provoking a spirited primary challenge next year. The Tennessee Republican has limited public appearances back home largely to friendly civic...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs in Columbia, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Corker said he felt compelled to voice criticism of Donald Trump after the president said white supremacists didn't bear all the blame for a melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed after being struck by a car driven into a crowd. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
August 24, 2017 - 2:49 pm
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Bob Corker refuses to say whether he'll seek a third term, but he has carefully said and done all the right things to avoid provoking a spirited primary challenge next year. The Tennessee Republican has limited public appearances back home largely to friendly...
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August 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump will not try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days in protest of his response to a white nationalist rally in Virginia. The conference call for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur was a tradition under...
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August 24, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who've been deported from the United States, officials said Thursday. The officials said Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone would soon be...
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President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should President Donald Trump thumb through a dictionary before putting his thumb to work on tweets? Trump confused "to" and "too" during a tweet storm Thursday morning, getting it right on the third try. "Heel" and "heal" tripped him up in tweets sent over the weekend. And, of...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 24, 2017 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the division between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (all times local): 10:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell amid reports about growing tension between the two. On Twitter Thursday,...
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