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Teens Press For Gun Control Outside White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dozens of teenage students are lying down on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 students were killed in a school shooting in Florida.…

13 Russian Nationals Charged In Mueller Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political…

Senate Rejects Trump Immigration Measure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected President Donald Trump's immigration bill. That means the chamber has now rejected four separate immigration proposals, suggesting that its long-awaited debate on the issue could well end in gridlock. The vote on Trump's…

US Bank Pays $613 Million Over Money Laundering Charges

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Bancorp is paying $613 million to settle allegations the bank had poor anti-money laundering controls, which put the bank repeatedly at risk of being used as a conduit for criminals. U.S. Bank will pay $453…

Trump Pushes Senate On 'Merit-Based Immigration'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says Congress should be - in his words - "strongly considering a system of Merit Based Immigration" as the Senate works on an immigration plan to protect young "Dreamers." The president says on Twitter…

Sheriff Confirms Florida Shooter Was Former Student, 18

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the shooting suspect is an 18-year-old former student at the South Florida school where the shooting erupted. He says the teen was arrested without incident after he was located off…

Shooting At Florida High School; No. Of Wounded Unclear

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they're responding to a shooting at a Florida high school and the school has been locked down. The Broward Sheriff's Office has told news outlets the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

Trump Fights Releasing Details On National Monument Decision

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The Department of Justice made a more detailed request…

Trump's 2019 Budget Slashes EPA Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change research is on the Environmental Protection Agency's chopping block. Trump's proposed 2019 budget calls for slashing funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by more than one third, including ending the Climate Change Research and Partnership…

Retired Generals, Vets Urge Against US Aid Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 retired U.S. general and admirals and more than 1,200 veterans are urging the Trump administration not to make steep cuts to the State Department, foreign aid and other overseas programs. In separate letters, the…

Trump Picks California Lawyer To Head IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's pick to lead the IRS is Charles Rettig, a tax lawyer from Beverly Hills, California. If the Senate confirms him as head of the government's tax collection agency, Rettig would administer the Republican tax…

Senate Leaders Announce 2-Year Budget Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Republican says there's Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on…

Meet The First Gerber Baby With Down syndrome

DALTON, G.A. (TODAY) - The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start in 2010. "He's very outgoing and never meets a stranger,"…

White House Advances Idea Of Military Parade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing ahead with the idea of throwing a grand parade to honor U.S. armed forces, brushing aside Democratic criticism. In response to Sen. Dick Durbin's comment that such a parade would be a…

SpaceX Launches Big New Rocket; Lands 2 Boosters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has hit a rocket straight out of the park on the first test flight of its big new rocket. The Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off Tuesday afternoon from the same Florida launch pad used…

Ivanka Trump To Lead US Delegation At Olympics' Close

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump' daughter, Ivanka, will lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ivanka Trump serves in the White House as an unpaid adviser…

Pentagon: Afghan War Costing US $45 Billion Per Year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forty-five billion dollars. That's how much the Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers, and with no end in sight they may have to foot that bill for years to come. Senators, skeptical about the…

Appeals Court Upholds $25M Trump University Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected an effort…

White House Chief: Dreamers Not Priority For Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House chief of staff says "Dreamers" would not be a priority for deportation, even if their Obama-era protections expire and a deadlocked Congress hasn't completed a deal to protect them. John Kelly has told a…

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