Government policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 22, 2018 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration's focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to traditional...
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, and President Donald Trump listen as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 22, 2018 - 8:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies. Withdrawing ICE,...
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, and President Donald Trump listen as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 22, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies. Withdrawing ICE,...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, gives politically energized...
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, and President Donald Trump listen as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation's most populous state would turn into a "crime nest" without the federal agents. Trump said heavily Democratic California,...
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FILE - In the this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense shows what it says North Korean-flagged tanker Yu Jong 2, left, and Min Ning De You 078 lying alongside in the East China Sea. China says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea. (Ministry of Defense via AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 6:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Geng Shuang said China would "seriously deal" with any Chinese...
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FILE - In this Dec.21, 2017 file photo, migrants queue outside a facility to apply for asylum, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron's government presents its first big immigration bill at Cabinet meeting Wednesday Feb.21, 2018. The government says the bill aims at accelerating expulsion of people who don't qualify for asylum and offering better conditions for those who are allowed to stay in the country. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
February 21, 2018 - 4:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers. The bill, presented at a Cabinet meeting, aims at accelerating the expulsion of people who don't...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
Stocks indexes pared early gains Wednesday and were mostly lower in afternoon trading as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields. Bond prices fell, sending the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note to its highest level in four years, following newly released minutes from the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting believed that a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed's Jan. 30-31 discussions showed...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures while speaking to Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahe during the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Lavrov dismissed the U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as baseless. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, urging European countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. Sergey Lavrov said during a visit to Slovenia that being a member of NATO or the...
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