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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, reporters raise their hands as White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the “news media” in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday, May 24, 2017, suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 24, 2017 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the "news media" in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world. The survey by the project, a partnership...
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Ivanka Trump leaves after her visit to the Catholic group Sant Egidio in Rome, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Ivanka Trump met Wednesday with a group of African women in Rome who were trafficked into prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Trump visited the Rome headquarters of the Sant'Egidio Community, a Catholic humanitarian organization that serves the poor...
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A child places flowers in a square in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ariana Grande's management team says she has suspended her world tour through June 5 in the wake of the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. The 23-year-old...
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This photo taken Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 shows the grave of Amy Pittman's son Christian in Durham, N.C. Amy Pittman was charged in 2014 with manslaughter after 9-year-old Christian was accidentally shot and killed by his older brother. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 24, 2017 - 1:18 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn't try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too loud and she feared they would come back to take everything she had left — her clothes, a sheet...
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US President Donald Trump, left, speaks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Royal Palace in Brussels on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. US President Donald Trump is in Belgium for a two day visit which will include a meeting with EU officials and a NATO summit. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
May 24, 2017 - 12:58 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 6:28 p.m. President Donald Trump has retired for the evening to the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels. He's in Belgium as part of a five-stop journey through Middle Eastern and European countries — his...
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May 24, 2017 - 12:29 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police he fatally shot his neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to prevent a planned act of domestic terrorism. Court documents filed Tuesday show that 18-year-old Devon Arthurs made the comment to police on Friday after leading officers to the bodies. Arthurs...
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This Sunday, May 21, 2017, photo provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in West Chester, Pa., shows opioid drug packets, a syringe and other belongings found by law enforcement personnel in an addiction counselor's bedroom at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge, a suburban Philadelphia halfway house in West Brandywine Township, Pa. Two men working as addiction counselors at the halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility and were found by residents on Sunday, authorities announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Chester County District Attorney's Office via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 12:24 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday. "If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example," said Chester...
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In this May 12, 2017 photo, members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, a Catholic order formed in 1988, perform a Gregorian chant at Our Lady of Guadaloup seminary in Denton, Neb. The seminarians released an album, "Requiem," on May 12, singing a traditional Latin funeral Mass. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 24, 2017 - 12:18 pm
DENTON, Neb. (AP) — At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant. With a gentle wave of the Rev. Zachary Akers' arm, the other priests pick up the song. Their voices float as...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on retirement account borrowing; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 24, 2017 - 11:59 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly jobless and with small children to support, Jose Victor Camargo without hesitation cashed out a retirement account he had with his former employer. That was more than a decade ago, and the father of three used the money to pay for rent and stay afloat until he found another...
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