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July 28, 2019 - 7:14 pm
By ZEKE MILLER and HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play...
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July 28, 2019 - 8:16 am
Jamestown, VA _ In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in North America, President Donald Trump will participate in the 400th Anniversary Joint Commemorative Session of the Virginia General Assembly, hosted by Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:39 am
By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a...
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May 31, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Virginia Beach, VA _ UPDATE: Virginia Beach Police have confirmed in a tweet that there are multiple injuries and a suspect in custody following a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, a sprawling government complex. Reports are that the shootings took place in a building that...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the bill that's needed to avoid a partial federal...
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February 14, 2019 - 12:34 pm
By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says that the average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued thus far have declined for the second straight week. The declines have become a political issue, as Democrats contend they show how the new Republican-...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:57 pm
By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "unhappy" with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn't say whether or not he would...
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January 27, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won't work with him to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday. The president's standoff with Democrats on...
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January 18, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing the White House of leaking information about her planned congressional trip to Afghanistan and saying it's "very irresponsible on the part of the president." Pelosi's comments Friday came after President Donald Trump canceled the...
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January 16, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was...
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