Government and politics

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In the foreground from left are White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Under the best of circumstances, brokering a Mideast peace deal is the holy grail of diplomacy. But as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to Washington, the circumstances today are far from ideal. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 03, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is coming to Washington, and there's a host of reasons that prospects for Mideast peace are more tenuous than usual. President Donald Trump's Mideast point man, Jared Kushner, is in the middle of a political firestorm...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a massive rally in his support as a presidential candidate at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 03, 2018 - 8:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of Russian President Vladimir Putin's supporters have gathered for a campaign rally at Moscow's sprawling main sports complex. The crowd at the rally held two weeks before Russia's presidential election filled the Luzhniki stadium, which has the capacity for more...
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Riot police try to destroy a tent camp installed by activists of the Movement of New Forces, the political party led by Mikheil Saakashvili, as protesters fire tires in Kiev, Ukraine early Saturday, March 3, 2018. Protesters demand President Petro Poroshenko's impeachment. (AP Photo/Serhii Nuzhnenko)
March 03, 2018 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police and demonstrators at a tent camp clashed Saturday morning outside the parliament building in the capital, Kiev. Police say more than 100 people were detained and that explosives were found at the camp. The Interfax news agency quoted a top police official, Andrey...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo a man passes by a sign asking to vote in the "No Billag" initiative in Fribourg, Switzerland. Swiss voters can decide in a referendum on March 4, 2018 on a proposal to stop the mandatory licence fee for services of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 7:26 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Voters in Switzerland are getting ready to decide whether they should continue paying hundreds of francs every year for public television and other government-supported programming. The Swiss referendum on the national TV fee Sunday is being closely watched elsewhere in...
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Riot police try to destroy a tent camp installed by activists of the Movement of New Forces, the political party led by Mikheil Saakashvili, as protesters fire tires in Kiev, Ukraine early Saturday, March 3, 2018. Protesters demand President Petro Poroshenko's impeachment. (AP Photo/Serhii Nuzhnenko)
March 03, 2018 - 4:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police and demonstrators at a tent camp have clashed outside the parliament building in the capital, Kiev. Police say 50 people were detained. The Interfax news agency quoted a top police official, Andrey Kryshchenko, saying six protesters sought medical help after the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. With the president from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 03, 2018 - 4:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake. One thing he still has not done:...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, right, as they leave the Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at a hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump will venture into hostile territory Saturday night, mingling with a mainstream media he has derided at the annual Gridiron dinner. The white tie gala is one of the city’s longest-running political traditions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 03, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will venture into hostile territory Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, mingling with members of the mainstream media he loves to lash out against. The white-tie gala is one of the city's longest-running traditions, and the kind of establishment...
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March 03, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will venture into hostile territory Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, mingling with members of the mainstream media he loves to lash out against. The white-tie gala is one of the city's longest-running traditions, and the kind of establishment...
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March 03, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will venture into hostile territory Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, mingling with members of the mainstream media he loves to lash out against. The white-tie gala is one of the city's longest-running political traditions. It's the kind of...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. With the president from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 03, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake. One thing he still has not done:...
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