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Trio of military men gain growing influence with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with....

Conservatives urged not to 'squander' Trump presidency
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's top aides on Thursday delivered one overriding message to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don't blow it....

Texas Republican criticizes explicit signs at women's march
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Texas Republican said Thursday he was deeply disturbed by explicit signs at the Women's March on Washington last month while acknowledging that President Donald Trump's vulgar and sexually predatory comments about women triggered the display....

Giffords to lawmakers: 'Have some courage' and meet voters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt, urged members of Congress to "have some courage" and face their constituents....

Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of free press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news."...

Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resisters
ATLANTA (AP) -- Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since President Donald Trump took office....

Manufacturing CEOs differ on border tax in talks with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Trump's meeting with U.S. manufacturing CEOs (all times local):...

US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition....

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."...

Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news....