Government policy

President Donald Trump calls out to the cheering crowd as he leaves a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 05, 2018 - 9:37 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — In a campaign stop that was both political and personal, President Donald Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate but also to punish the lawmaker he blames for derailing his nominee to lead the Department of...
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President Donald Trump addresses the audience at a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont., in support of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
July 05, 2018 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty (all times local): 8:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says a woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest his immigration policy is a "clown." Therese Okoumou says...
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FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell chairs an open meeting in Washington. On Thursday, July 5, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its June meeting when raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month said they expect to keep raising interest rates and suggested that by next year, they could be high enough that they could start slowing growth, according to minutes of their discussion released Thursday. While highlighting a strong economy,...
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, people line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles. In recent weeks, immigration judges have been thrust into the center of the heated political controversy over how the Trump administration is handling the cases of mostly Central American immigrants caught on southwest border. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
July 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 05, 2018 - 3:44 pm
Technology companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to finish the week with a gain after two consecutive weekly declines. Health care stocks and consumer-focused companies also posted solid gains as traders returned from the...
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July 05, 2018 - 3:30 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's interior minister on Thursday called for the end of the international arms embargo on Libya, saying weapons and migrant traffickers disregard it anyway. Matteo Salvini made the appeal at a news conference in Rome with a deputy prime minister of the U.N. -backed Libyan government...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One, Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to a rally in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 05, 2018 - 3:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by the Trump administration to block two California laws that protect immigrants in the country illegally, but put key parts of a third sanctuary law on hold. Judge John Mendez refused to block a law requiring the state to review...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Technology companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Thursday, turning major indexes higher for the week. Health care stocks and consumer-focused companies also posted solid gains as traders returned from the Independence Day holiday. The market was rallying even as global trade...
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, people line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles. In recent weeks, immigration judges have been thrust into the center of the heated political controversy over how the Trump administration is handling the cases of mostly Central American immigrants caught on southwest border. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
July 05, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his...
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FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell chairs an open meeting in Washington. On Thursday, July 5, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its June meeting when raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 05, 2018 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month said they expect to keep raising interest rates and suggested that by the next year, they could be high enough that they could start slowing growth, according to minutes of their discussion released Thursday. While noting a strong economy, Fed...
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