Government and politics

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards. The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 21, 2018 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. A...
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Former President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, followed by former first lady Laura Bush follow as pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after a funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Cohen, copies of materials seized from him by the FBI by May 11. They notified a New York judge Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the Mensch International Foundation presented its annual Mensch Award to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was 92. ( Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 21, 2018 - 7:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 6 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush is honoring his wife's work promoting literacy with a subtle fashion statement: socks covered in books. The nation's 41st president attended his wife's...
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FILE - This undated photo shows boxer Jack Johnson. President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Trump tweets that the actor Sylvester Stallone called him to share Johnson's story. Trump says Johnson's "trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial." The president adds: "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" (AP Photo/File
April 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on...
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April 21, 2018 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed "a change in attitude" before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran. "It is important.....
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors gather for a group photo during World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China...
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April 21, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball practice 10 months ago. Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') of Louisiana is out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center after...
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Utah U.S. Senator Orin Hatch speaks at the Utah Republican 2018 nominating convention Saturday, April 21, 2018, in West Valley City, Utah. Mitt Romney is facing nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday as he works to secure the state GOP nomination for a Senate seat without a primary. (AP Photo/George Frey)
April 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years. Orrin Hatch's remarks to the state GOP convention were brief but emotional. "...
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The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations by hosting President Emmanuel Macron at a glitzy White House state dinner on Tuesday. It’s the first state visit and the first big soiree of the Trump era in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 21, 2018 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations by playing host to President Emmanuel...
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