National governments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senate leaders reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats "have come to their senses" and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government. Trump says his administration will make a long-term...
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Celebrating their bipartisan effort, senators gather outside the chamber following a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. From left are, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says Monday is "a day to celebrate" after roughly 25 senators from both parties helped negotiate an end to the government shutdown. The Republican says the group shared a common determination...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the property, left, in Washington, where a late-night party that turned a vacant home into something resembling a strip club. The Supreme Court is siding with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a bash at a vacant home. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that police had sufficient reason to arrest the partygoers. It threw out an award of $680,000 plus attorney fees to some revelers who sued. The case stems from a 2008 party at the District of Columbia duplex. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 22, 2018 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash at a vacant home that had been turned into a makeshift strip club. The high court ruled that police had sufficient reason to make arrests at the raucous party, which took place in...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown...
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January 22, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute over Louisiana timberland that the federal government called critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The justices agreed Monday to review a lower-court ruling that upheld a federal agency's designation of...
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Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a rally outside of the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Washington, on second day of the federal shutdown. Democrats have been seeking a deal to protect the "Dreamers," who have been shielded against deportation by DACA, which President Donald Trump halted last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 22, 2018 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 10:25 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump's lack of outreach to Democratic lawmakers during the government shutdown. Mulvaney discussed the shutdown on MSNBC Monday morning. Trump did...
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January 22, 2018 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a bash at a vacant home. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police had sufficient reason to arrest the partygoers. It threw out an award of $680,000 plus attorney fees to some revelers who sued...
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Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a rally outside of the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Washington, on second day of the federal shutdown. Democrats have been seeking a deal to protect the "Dreamers," who have been shielded against deportation by DACA, which President Donald Trump halted last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 9:05 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says if the Senate approves a temporary spending bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, the House will approve it, too. Senate Democrats had blocked a stopgap measure passed by the House to...
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he visits Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant with Director Luciano Biondo, left, in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Pascal Rossignol/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — France's President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France — and to persuade the French themselves of the merits of his economic policies. Macron wants to promote his business-friendly policies, including measures to...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute over Louisiana timberland that the federal government called critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The justices agreed Monday to review a lower-court ruling that upheld a federal agency's designation of...
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