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Congress works to avoid government shutdown this week

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Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

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Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

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White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

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Ivanka Trump involved in possible conflict of interest

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    Congress works to avoid government shutdown this week

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 7:04

    Congress has four days left to hatch an agreement on federal funding or the government will shut down on Saturday, although for now, one major issue has been put aside. Until Monday, the biggest sticking point had been funding for the border wall, but the White House is conceding on that demand, deferring that fight […]

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    Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 7:20

    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say the Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it. Two officials say that the sanctions are part of a broader effort to cut off funding and other support to Syria’s […]

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    Trump says he’ll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 16:22

    President Donald Trump says he’ll mark his 100th day in office with a “BIG” rally in Pennsylvania. Trump hits 100 days on April 29 – next Saturday. He tweeted about the rally this Saturday, saying that next week “I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Next Saturday night I […]

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    White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 12:12

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the stalled Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. But House GOP leaders are dubious. And there are few signs that an emerging plan to get the bill on track is gaining enough votes to succeed. The White […]

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    Ivanka Trump involved in possible conflict of interest

    by CBS News on Apr 19, 16:24

    WASHINGTON — The Trump family has vowed to keep its vast financial interests separate from the government. But on Tuesday, a possible conflict of interest came to light involving the president’s daughter and top adviser, Ivanka Trump. China gave her business potentially lucrative provisional trademark approvals the day she and President Trump were having dinner […]

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    Explaining the visa program Trump is targeting

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 18, 16:24

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is targeting a visa program cherished by tech companies for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries. These visas, known as H-1B, aren’t supposed to displace American workers. But critics say the program mostly benefits consulting firms that let tech companies save money by contracting out […]

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    Trump signs executive order targeting visas for foreign workers

    by CBS News on Apr 18, 12:59

    Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 4:08 PM EDT WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to review a visa program used by companies to hire high-skilled foreign workers in the U.S. Mr. Trump announced the initiative, dubbed “Buy American, Hire American,” Tuesday afternoon at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on (SNA) in Kenosha, […]

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    Pence says North Korea ‘provocation’ reminder of risks to military

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 16, 15:08

    SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that North Korea’s “provocation” underscored the risks faced by American and South Korean service members, hours after the North conducted a failed missile launch shortly before Pence’s arrival. Pence landed in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia and was […]

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    EPA moves to undo tougher pollution limits on coal plants

    by Associated Press on Apr 14, 10:24

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration wants to trash Obama-era rules to limit water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator announced the change this week. Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to a coalition of energy companies that lobbied against the 2015 water pollution rule. The rule would have required utilities […]

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    Wildlife conservationists sue over proposed border wall

    by Associated Press on Apr 12, 11:27

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A conservation group and an Arizona congressman have filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against the proposed border wall. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Tucson by the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat. Wildlife conservationists say the wall would be […]

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    Germany on Spicer: Nazi parallels lead to ‘nothing good’

    by Associated Press on Apr 12, 8:46

    BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says that comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations “leads to nothing good” – a reaction to his U.S. counterpart’s remarks about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s invoking of the Holocaust to illustrate the severity of chemical weapons […]

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    Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

    by CBS/AP on Apr 10, 19:55

    Donald Trump welcomed all of the sitting justices on the Supreme Court to the White House Rose Garden for the swearing in of Neil Gorsuch to be his first Supreme Court justice. In remarks before Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Gorsuch, Mr. Trump nodded to the idea some hold that “the most […]

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    Trump administration: Travel ban is religiously neutral

    by Associated Press on Apr 07, 17:54

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Trump administration is blasting a Hawaii judge’s ruling blocking its revised travel ban in court documents asking a federal appeals court to overturn the decision. In a filing with 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Friday, the Department of Justice says U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson second-guessed President Donald […]

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    Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in Monday

    by CBS News on Apr 07, 7:51

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The Supreme Court says Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in as the 113th justice on Monday in separate ceremonies at the court and the White House. Justices take two oaths, one required by the […]

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    Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records

    by Associated Press on Apr 06, 17:03

    NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump account, and is challenging the order in court. The company filed a lawsuit against the federal Department of Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Protection office, charging that their efforts […]

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    Dems outraged over rules change for high court

    by Associated Press on Apr 06, 17:01

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Republicans have torn up the Senate’s rules to allow President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to ascend to the high court over Democratic objections. The confrontation could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. Outraged Democrats […]

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    Congressman Don Young renews fight for King Cove road

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 05, 16:35

    Congressman Don Young was fired up Wednesday about legislation he introduced to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee. The King Cove Land Exchange Act, H.R. 218, would allow the State of Alaska to give up 43,093 acres in exchange for 206 acres of federal land the community needs to build an 11-mile, one-land road to the […]

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    Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

    by Associated Press on Mar 30, 13:06

    The Senate has voted to let states block federal family planning money from going to Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers. Senators approved the Republican legislation 51 to 50. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after two GOP senators, Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, voted with Democrats against the measure. […]

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    First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

    by Associated Press on Mar 29, 8:46

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world. The first lady and top State Department official Thomas Shannon are presenting the awards in Washington. Mrs. Trump says the women are “true heroes” and “extraordinary examples” of finding the courage needed to help change the world. The […]

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    Jeff Sessions calls on sanctuary cities to ‘enforce our immigration laws’

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Mar 27, 15:51

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at the White House press briefing Monday afternoon to urge sanctuary cities to change their policies, noting that the Department of Justice plans to deny them funding if they do not begin following federal immigration laws. “I strongly urge our nation’s states and cities and counties to […]