Government and politics

FILE - This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu. A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.(AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)
March 19, 2019 - 7:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Support for legal marijuana hit 61 percent in 2018, up from 57 percent two years ago, according to the General Social...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the...
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday grilled lawyers for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia about their claims that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at his Washington hotel. A...
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President Donald Trump listens to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speak during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barreling into an awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide, President Donald Trump targeted Kellyanne Conway's husband on Twitter on Tuesday after the attorney repeatedly questioned the president's mental health. Trump labeled George Conway as "A total loser!" The...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Earlier this month Zuckerberg announced a new “privacy-focused vision” for the company to focus on messaging instead of more public sharing, but he stayed mum on overhauling Facebook’s privacy practices in its core business. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 19, 2019 - 5:34 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren't sure he deserves a second. Steve Duprey, who represents New Hampshire at the Republican National Committee, won't say whether he'll vote for Trump in 2020...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Though the special counsel’s findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly confident that the report would produce what he insisted all along _ no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign. And the president and his closest advisers are now considering how to weaponize those possible findings. A subtle change is underway among congressional Democrats, as well, who have long believed the report would offer damning evidence against the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been calling the Russia probe a witch hunt for two years. But now, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. Though the special counsel's findings remain unknown, Trump has grown...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 19, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, left, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, attend a meeting of senior U.S. and Chinese officials to resume trade negotiations in Washington. Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official says. Mnuchin and Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials say. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials...
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