Government and politics

In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations. Scaramucci is a frequent defender of the president on television and was a fixture at Trump Tower during Trump’s transition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local): 12:35 p.m. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says he supports incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci "100 percent." His comments come moments after White House press secretary...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
July 21, 2017 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison. The officials said Friday that Secretary of State Rex...
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FILE - This Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The Trump Organization asked the federal government on July 20, 2017, to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump’s private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 21, 2017 - 7:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort. The company is seeking 35 waiters and waitresses at Mar-a-Lago...
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In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations. Scaramucci is a frequent defender of the president on television and was a fixture at Trump Tower during Trump’s transition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 21, 2017 - 1:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. That's according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Scaramucci is a frequent...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Pompeo says Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they “love to stick it to America.” Asked if Russia is America’s friend or adversary, Pompeo replied: “It’s complicated.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 21, 2017 - 1:45 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America." He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia...
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July 20, 2017 - 11:14 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian official says his government is disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees will not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration. President Barack Obama's administration agreed...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives at the Senate for final votes of the week on the day after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Sen. Graham, McCain's closest friend in the Senate, said that they had spoken by telephone Wednesday night and that the diagnosis had been a shock to McCain. "John has never been afraid of is death," said Graham, of McCain, 80, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump — so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education at the National Press Club in Washington. Weingarten, the head of one of the country’s leading teachers’ union claims that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism. Weingarten made the remarks on July 20 at the American Federation of Teachers’ conference in Washington, (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of one of the country's leading teachers' unions charged Thursday that school choice, a key policy agenda of the Trump administration, is rooted in segregation and racism. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second largest...
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Kim Keenan, President and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council, talks about an initiative to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to videotape law enforcement in hopes of discouraging police misconduct among minority communities, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to record law enforcement. The goal is to discourage police misconduct in minority communities. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council is spearheading what it...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new...
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