Government and politics

New French President Emmanuel Macron, right, smiles as outgoing President Francois Hollande waves during Macron's inauguration ceremony as French President, at the Elysee Palace Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
May 14, 2017 - 1:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — In ceremonies marked by youthful optimism and old-world Napoleonic pomp, Emmanuel Macron swept into office Sunday as France's new president pledging to fortify the European Union, redesign French politics and glue together his divided nation. Macron's presidency began with a visit to...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." Clapper on Sunday, May 14, described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political stigma. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday described a U.S. government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire FBI director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new FBI director free of any political...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2017 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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In this May 1, 2017 photo, Dr. Tricia Derges, right, stands with Missouri Rep. Lynn Morris after they testified in support of legislation expanding eligibility for Missouri's assistant physician law at a Senate committee hearing at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Derges' application had been denied because Missouri took so long to implement the 2014 assistant physician law, but she could become eligible under new legislation recently passed by the Legislature. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)
May 14, 2017 - 9:33 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Numerous additional doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved areas as a result of a planned expansion of a first-in-the-nation law aimed at addressing a pervasive doctor shortage. The newly passed Missouri legislation...
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May 14, 2017 - 8:57 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. "Not a single voter in this state will be disenfranchised by the ID law," Lazich promised...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, May 13, 2017. Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 14, 2017 - 8:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be FBI director and Trump has said a decision could come within days. Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president,...
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New French President Emmanuel Macron waves from a military vehicle as he rides on the Champs Elysees avenue towards the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, POOL)
May 14, 2017 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics and the European Union. The 39-year-old Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo, students leave South Park High School in Buffalo, N.Y. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
May 14, 2017 - 8:20 am
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 14, 2017 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations. Some of those cases could be decided as early as Monday,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Republicans anxious to show they've done something point to the reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulation on guns, the internet and the environment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2017 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months...
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