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January 18, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration's new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pauses for a reporter's question at the Capitol in Washington, as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 18, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement. The president's tweet came as...
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Protesters with a Ukrainian national flag burn tires while clashing with police during a rally outside the Supreme Rada in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained during scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest a new law governing the areas in the country's east under separatist control. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
January 18, 2018 - 9:30 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday passed a bill to reintegrate the country's eastern territories that are currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists, even supporting taking them back by military force if necessary. The bill describes the areas in Ukraine's the Donetsk and...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows the Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York. Morgan Stanley reports earnings, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday, as the investment bank had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law. Morgan Stanley earned $686 million, or 29 cents a share, down from $1.67 billion, or 81 cents a share,...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows the Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York. Morgan Stanley reports earnings, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 18, 2018 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter as the investment had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law. Morgan Stanley earned $686 million, or 29 cents a share, down from $1.67 billion, or 81 cents a share, from a year ago. Excluding the tax...
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Protesters with a Ukrainian national flag burn tires while clashing with police during a rally outside the Supreme Rada in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained during scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest a new law governing the areas in the country's east under separatist control. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
January 18, 2018 - 7:13 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill on the "occupied" territories in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The bill approved Thursday after raucous debates designates the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as "temporarily occupied" by "aggressor...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Sen, Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2018 - 3:55 am
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. Trump will appear with the Republican nominee for a Pittsburgh-area House seat. But the White House...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, for a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 12:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving — giving some people hope for a compromise while perplexing others. John Kelly's comments come amid a shaky effort to craft an accord protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that the U.S. Trade Representative lacked "objectivity" and supporting evidence in listing three...
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