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Arkansas 'bathroom bill' dead for session, to be studiedAn Arkansas lawmaker has withdrawn a "bathroom bill" that had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups and says she wants the issue studied for future legislative sessions
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Scottish UKIP member David Coburn, left, holds a Brisith flag as h celebrates the official triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in Brussels on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk has received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
The Latest: Ambassador says UK will remain key world playerThe Latest: Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft says the United Kingdom may be leaving the European Union but it isn't leaving Europe and will remain a major player on the world stage including at the United Nations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Iowa GOP lawmakers scrap 'fetal heartbeat' abortion billIowa Republican lawmakers have dropped plans for what would have been among the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, retreating only a day after the proposal was announced
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tourists kayak through Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande river, along a cliff face that is Mexico, left, at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Monday, March 27, 2017. Here the Rio Grande slides between two sheer cliff faces, one in Mexico and one in the United States, that tower 1,500 feet above the water. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challengesGeographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A federal judge in Hawaii questioned government attorneys Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order until Hawaii's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Even if he does not issue a longer-lasting hold on the ban, his temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
US judge questions government on narrowing travel ban blockA federal judge in Hawaii has questioned government attorneys who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens at right as the committee's Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to discuss the committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperationThe top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee say they will steer clear of politics in probing Russian interference in last year's presidential election
The Associated Press2 hours ago
President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening sessionWednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addictionPresident Donald Trump has tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lead the against the nation's addiction crisis
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then "corrects" and deletesThe U.S. Census Bureau says it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Michigan Senate OKs $5M sinkhole loan, allots Flint fundsThe Michigan Senate has approved a $5 million state loan to help repair a large sinkhole in suburban Detroit and has voted to allot $100 million in federal funding to address Flint's water crisis
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, civil protection rescue teams work on the debris of a destroyed house to recover the body of people killed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group, and their advice to civilians to shelter in place as U.S.-backed forces seek to drive the extremists from their last urban stronghold in the country. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in MosulThe U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks before administering the oath of office to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife Tammy, right, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
David Friedman sworn in as Trump's ambassador to IsraelBankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump's first ambassador to take office
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Capitol Hill police stand guard at the Botanic Gardens on Capitol Hill on Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after a woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a vehicle near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)
Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiserPolice say a woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a car into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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