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FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities. Trump’s inaugural committee is due to file information about those donors with the Federal Election Commission and said it would do so on Tuesday, April 18. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires, corporations and NFL owners opened their wallets in a big way to help President Donald Trump raise a record-shattering $107 million for his inaugural festivities, records released by the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday show. The amount about doubled the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball in Washington. Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities. Trump’s inaugural committee is due to file information about those donors with the Federal Election Commission and said it would do so on Tuesday, April 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 18, 2017 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, nearly double the previous record set by President Barack Obama eight years ago. Trump's inaugural committee was due to file information about its donors with the Federal Election Commission and said it...
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April 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A police helicopter carrying officers, a judge and a soldier crashed due to bad weather in a mountainous region of southeastern Turkey Tuesday, killing all 12 people on board, the country's interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said search and rescue teams were sent to the...
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April 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says all 12 people on board a police helicopter that crashed in southeastern Turkey are dead. Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that search and rescue teams were sent to the area after the helicopter's signal was lost. He said the accident was caused by...
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April 18, 2017 - 7:34 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A police helicopter with 12 people on board disappeared from radar and is believed to have crashed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Tuesday. The helicopter disappeared 10 minutes after taking off from the town of Pulumur, in Tunceli province, the regional governor's...
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April 12, 2017 - 3:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on a government-wide effort to overhaul the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 06, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will resume debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Friday morning, with a vote expected about midday. McConnell's...
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, confers with the Committee's ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,left, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the committee's hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 06, 2017 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Senate has voted to "go nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and...
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Chemical attacks in Syria since 2012
April 05, 2017 - 7:39 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria, the deadliest in years (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Turkish officials have raised the number of Syrians being treated in Turkey after a suspected chemical attack to 58. A statement from the governor's office for the border province...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Phil Ruffin waves has he walks on stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Ruffin has never been to the White House. On March 30, 2017, he’ll have dinner there with his friend, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he'll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. "It's a lonely job, and I have been friends with him for a long time. It'll be nice to catch up," Ruffin said. Trump has had a...
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