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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa....

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall....

Transcript of AP interview with Trump
A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used....

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career....

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships - and reshape some of the nation's highest courts....

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government....

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore."...

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile....

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday....

 
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