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Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith....

Hundreds of thousands of women around the world decry Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wearing pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years....

Big crowds turn out for women's marches around the world
CHICAGO (AP) -- Legions of women flooded streets and city squares from Sydney to South Carolina on Saturday, marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment and a stand against Donald Trump....

Trump opens first full day on job at church
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation's new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing....

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good....

The Latest: Women's March protesters head toward White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST):...

The Latest: Trump arrives CIA headquarters for visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):...

National Park Service tweeting again after suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department began tweeting again Saturday, a day after an employee shared tweets that appeared unsympathetic to President Donald Trump and prompted a temporary, department-wide freeze on tweeting from its official accounts....

Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership....

On first day, Trump signs health care executive order
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet....

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