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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham, and three other members, is expected to be introduced this week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. The legislation sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and three other members is expected to be introduced...
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FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A trial will begin in federal court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration's decision to include the question for the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn in as a U.S. Senator by Vice President Mike Pence in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm he worked at before being tapped to fill the seat held by the late John McCain. The firm, Covington & Burling, says in a statement Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, that Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice where he will focus “on matters of policy and strategy for the firm’s clients.”(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 07, 2019 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm where he worked before being tapped to fill the seat that had been held by the late John McCain. In a statement released Monday, Covington & Burling said Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice, where he'll...
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Part of a mural by street artist Banksy showing a star being chiselled from the European flag is seen in Dover, south east England, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Britain is testing how its motorway and ferry system would handle a no-deal Brexit by sending a stream of trucks from a regional airport to the port of Dover — even as some legislators try to pressure the government to rule out the scenario. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Dutch government says it will let British citizens living in the Netherlands remain in the country for 15 months in the event of a no-deal Brexit and offer them the opportunity to apply for residency...
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January 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Several Italian mayors and governors are challenging a new law introduced by the populist government that cracks down on asylum-seekers. Piedmont Gov. Sergio Chiamparino, told Sky TG24 TV Monday that he...
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Some 150 trucks are parked at Manston Airfield during a test for a 'no-deal' Brexit, where 6,000 trucks could be parked at the airfield near Ramsgate in south east England, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. The former airfield at Manston could be used as part of the government plan to park some 6,000 trucks to alleviate expected congestion at the channel ports, about 25 miles (40 Km) from the airfiled, caused by the reintroduction of customs checks on goods in the event of Britain making a no-deal withdrawal from the European Union at the end of March. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 12:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain is testing how its motorway and ferry system would handle a "no-deal" Brexit by sending a stream of trucks from a small local airport to the port of Dover — even as some legislators try to pressure the government to rule out the scenario. The tests began Monday morning and are...
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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 06, 2019 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this week...
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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House while walking to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 06, 2019 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is standing by his demands for funding for a border wall as another round of shutdown talks fails to break an impasse. Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure on...
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A woman walks past trash piled next to a garbage bin at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments across the country are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours in an uphill battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 06, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department will dip into user fees to pay for staffing national parks during the government shutdown. That's according to House Democrats who were notified Sunday of the department's plan to use Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement money. Parks have largely...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, voices his view during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas. Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republicans' rocky 2018 will soften one of the most hard-right statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns to work Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
January 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More than a year...
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