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AP Top Political News at 2:44 a.m. EDT

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration
DENVER (AP) -- A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings....

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....

Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation....

Mom who lost pink house, court case hopes for box office win
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for....

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states....

Lagarde urges countries to settle trade disputes, cut debt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next downturn comes....

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....

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea....

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