Government and politics

President Donald Trump gives the commencement address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 13, 2017 - 12:03 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday urged graduates of a Christian university to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism from others who don't have the courage to do what is right. Trump kept to an...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he stands with Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr., right, during commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 13, 2017 - 11:32 am
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Delivering his first commencement address, President Donald Trump on Saturday urged graduates of a Christian university to follow their convictions but to also be willing to stand up to criticism from others who don't have the courage to do what is right. Trump kept to an...
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In this May 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to military mothers in the East Room of the White House during Mother's Day celebration. Four months into office, Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House’s attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russia investigations only seem to add more fuel. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 13, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After four months in office, President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russia...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 13, 2017 - 10:15 am
PARIS (AP) — President-elect Emmanuel Macron promised France that his new movement would reinvigorate politics by bringing in figures from a much wider array of society. On Saturday, candidates running under his banner got to see just how different they are from politics as usual. The candidates...
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File - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, FBI Director James Comey addresses the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. Comey cut an unorthodox path as head of the FBI, time and again compelled by strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bureau's work. It's a combination of qualities that may come back to haunt the president who fired him. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 13, 2017 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bureau's work. It's a combination of qualities that may come back to haunt the president who fired...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2006, file photo, then-Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Alice Fisher briefs reporters at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump is considering nearly a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 13, 2017 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four candidates to be FBI director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at Justice Department headquarters. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump abruptly fired...
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File - In this March 20, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens to opening statements on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His earlier dissent as an appeals court judge in a case involving a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his teacher said the student had disrupted gym class with fake burps, means he probably won't have any role in considering it, should it come before the high court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 13, 2017 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his teacher said the student had disrupted gym class...
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Liberty University graduates carry banners as they march into the stadium at the start of commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 13, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump has picked Liberty University, the Christian school whose leader was among Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters. Trump's remarks Saturday on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus will mark his first extended public...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Indonesia's Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speaks in Washington. Pudjiastuti, a high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading an Indonesian government crackdown of illegal fishing that has winning plaudits from conservationists despite its explosive methods. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 13, 2017 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading Indonesia's crackdown on illegal fishing, winning plaudits from conservationists and awards as far away as Washington despite her explosive methods. A favorite tactic is seizing foreign fishing vessels and then blowing...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is considering nearly a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 13, 2017 - 6:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering nearly a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to...
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