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North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping banNorth Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go shopping because of a ban _ rooted in religious tradition _ that some legislators say no longer makes much sense
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The CDC has canceled a Feb. 2017 conference on climate change and health but is not saying why publicly. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say whyThe government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Arkansas lawmakers approve governor's $50M tax cut planArkansas lawmakers have approved Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $50 million low-income tax cut plan, setting the stage for a debate over deeper tax reductions the Republican has vowed to champion in two years
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to confirm Pompeo to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, evening.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Senate debates Trump CIA pickThe Senate debates whether to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, as Democrats raise questions about whether he is transparent in his beliefs about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and how he truly feels about torture
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
White House press Secretary Sean Spicer arrives in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, for the daily White House briefing.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
White House press secretary: 'Our intention is never to lie'White House press secretary Sean Spicer, under fire for an angry statement that contained falsehoods over the weekend, tells reporters at his first briefing that he intends not to lie
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
President Donald Trump, right, smiles with his son Barron as they view the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald Trump in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron TrumpA "Saturday Night Live" writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump's 10-year-old youngest son, Barron
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
President Donald Trump looks up after signing the final of three executive orders, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health lawPresident Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweetA Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is threatening to cut funding to one of the state's largest counties over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies that President Donald Trump has also condemned
The Associated Press1 hour ago
White House press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House briefing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in SyriaThe Trump administration has opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The National Archives and Records Administration says President Donald Trump’s tweets are considered presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes, but officials have yet to say whether his administration needs to preserve even altered or deleted tweets.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump's tweets are presidential records, but deletions?The National Archives and Records Administration says President Donald Trump's tweets are considered presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media in Paris. Defying Republican opposition, officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. The official said John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time on.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool, File)
US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hoursOfficials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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