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Comey in middle of political fray over Trump and Russians
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days - the middle of political tumult....

AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States....

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward....

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border....

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump
MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House....

Bill Cosby won't face a barrage of accusers at his trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago....

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help....

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters - a largely white Kansas City suburb - didn't reflect it....

Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett used his much anticipated annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to reiterate his wariness of high Wall Street fees and his positive outlook for the U.S. economy....

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights....

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