Government and politics

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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New French President Emmanuel Macron, centre, waves to the crowds, as he is transported up the Champs-Elysees Avenue after his inauguration ceremony in Paris, France, Sunday, May 14, 2017. 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. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 14, 2017 - 7:39 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 1:30 p.m. France's freshly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron is paying tribute at the tomb of the unknown soldier beneath the Napoleonic triumphal arch in a highly symbolic ceremony. After Macron...
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New French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his inauguration at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, May 14, 2017. France has inaugurated new president, Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old independent centrist who was elected on May 7. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
May 14, 2017 - 6:58 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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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2008 file photo, then-US ambassador to Tanzania Mark Green is seen at the US embassy in Tanzania. Green is a rare bird in Washington these days: A nominee of President Donald Trump enjoying broad bipartisan support. But there’s a catch to his potential posting as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The agency faces a starkly uncertain future, including possibly major budget cuts and being folded entirely into a restructured State Department. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said, File)
May 14, 2017 - 5:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Green is a rare bird in Washington these days — a Donald Trump nominee with broad bipartisan support. But there's a catch to his potential posting as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The agency faces a starkly uncertain future, including...
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The red carpet is set up prior to the takeover ceremony between outgoing President Francois Hollande and President-elect Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 14, 2017 - 4:26 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Emmanuel Macron arrived Sunday for his inauguration ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, ready to fully embark on his mission to shake up the world of French politics. His predecessor, Francois Hollande, welcomed him in the courtyard, shaking hands in front of...
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