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AP Top Political News at 5:04 p.m. EDT

Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound....

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled....

Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he received a "great education" during an anti-drug trafficking briefing Thursday that underscored the need for the wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop drug smuggling....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump isn't getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election....

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote....

The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (all times local):...

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is moving forward on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose....

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week. Any definitive conclusion probably will remain an open question for some time....

Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey....

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation....

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Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the Russia probe

The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

Authorities investigate substance sent to Missouri lawmaker

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

Judge: Kansas secretary of state in contempt in voting case

Kucinich was paid $20K by pro-Syrian government group

The Latest: Governor applauds advancing gun control measures