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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Another month of strong hiring in the U.S. and improved manufacturing in Europe have stocks climbing early Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as the Dow Jones industrial average trades above 25,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 04, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000. The Dow broke passed 1,000-point barriers in 2017 on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year, as an eight-year rally since the Great Recession...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump smiles as he walks in from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, to host breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room. Sitting at the table are then-White House senior adviser Steve Bannon, left, and Kevin Plank, founder, CEO and Chairman of Under Armour. Trump returned fire with both barrels Wednesday against criticism leveled at him in a new book that says he never expected — or wanted — to win the White House, his victory left his wife in tears and a senior adviser thought his son's contact with a Russian lawyer during the campaign was "treasonous." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 04, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a new book about President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has made his first appearance in the White House briefing room — but on video. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played a brief recorded video of Trump...
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Opponents of demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) stand outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. California has the largest number of people who are affected by the law, also known as the Dream Act.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
January 04, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Democrats' inaction has enraged liberal activists, who have shifted their anger away from the Republicans who...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after signing the tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For Trump, that energy-sapping 2017 cocktail of blistering presidential tweets, salacious White House infighting and jaw-dropping feuds with foreign adversaries has given way to, well, more of the same. Indeed, the first three days of 2018 brought a new array of targets for the president and the return of some familiar foes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 04, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for a new year, new start. For Donald Trump, that energy-sapping 2017 cocktail of blistering presidential tweets, salacious White House infighting and jaw-dropping feuds with foreign adversaries has given way to, well, more of the same. "We are off and running," said Josh...
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Opponents of demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) stand outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. California has the largest number of people who are affected by the law, also known as the Dream Act.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
January 04, 2018 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Their inaction has enraged liberal activists across the country, who have shifted their anger in recent...
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson addresses a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Seattle, announcing that his office is suing Motel 6. Ferguson said that the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law. He said the motel divulged to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the names, dates of birth, license plate numbers and room numbers of more than 9,000 guests at six locations throughout the state, violating the state's consumer protection law thousands of times by violating the privacy of its guests. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 04, 2018 - 12:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's attorney general sued Motel 6 on Wednesday, alleging the national budget chain disclosed the private information of thousands of its guests to U.S. immigration authorities in violation of the state consumer protection law. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said motel...
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January 03, 2018 - 8:34 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders came one step closer to securing the land the team needs for its new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas — and at a steep discount. Officials in suburban Henderson approved a resolution Tuesday that allows the city to move forward with a...
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January 03, 2018 - 6:44 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders came one step closer Wednesday to securing the land the team needs for its new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas, and at a steep discount. Officials in suburban Henderson approved a resolution that allows the city to move forward with a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks up a flight of stairs as he arrives at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Ryan is meeting with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Director Marc Short and Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 03, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top congressional leaders from both major parties issued upbeat assessments Wednesday after a Capitol Hill meeting in which they forged progress on a stack of unfinished Washington business, starting with a hoped-for bipartisan budget deal. The session in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a group from the Alliance of Metalworking industries on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. Hatch said he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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