Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House
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Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them “great athletes.” Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops with the president. In all, … Continue reading

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White House accuses Clinton of ‘reckless attacks’ in book
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White House accuses Clinton of ‘reckless attacks’ in book

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is accusing former campaign rival Hillary Clinton of “propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’s unsure if President Donald Trump will be reading “What Happened,” Clinton’s account of the 2016 campaign. She says the president is “pretty well-versed on … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee
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The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign connections with the Russians (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. … Continue reading

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
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Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world … Continue reading

Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria
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Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond retaliatory strikes if Syrian President Bashar Assad continues his assault on civilians with chemical weapons. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump told Fox Business News in an interview that aired Wednesday. Trumps comments … Continue reading

Conservatives urged not to ‘squander’ Trump presidency
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Conservatives urged not to ‘squander’ Trump presidency

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s vice president and top aides delivered one overriding message Thursday to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don’t blow it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump’s victory provided the nation with what could … Continue reading

Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control
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Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own. Democrats who’d envisioned potentially big gains in suburban and ethnically diverse districts instead were on … Continue reading

Snow people, snowflakes star in White House holiday decor
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Snow people, snowflakes star in White House holiday decor

WASHINGTON (AP) — New at the White House this holiday season: penguins, snowmen and snow women, and hanging snowflakes. Returning this season: larger-than-life replicas of dogs Bo and Sunny, an 18 1/2 -foot Blue Room tree dedicated to military families, and a gingerbread White House — covered in dark chocolate, instead of white chocolate as … Continue reading