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Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

  BY MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday...

In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tense negotiations on a spending...

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the...

From 0-100: Presidents’ first days come at varying speed

BY CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of...

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE and HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve...

Study: DC voucher program shows poorer math results

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Students attending private schools in the nation's capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math...

Appeals Court Sides with Short-Term Rentals

Amid a legislative debate about regulation of vacation rentals, an appeals court Friday ruled against a Bay County property-owners association that sought to prevent...

Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

BY JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade...

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

BY ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care...

Lawmakers: Congress close to deal on coal miners’ benefits

BY MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose...

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Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...