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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government's use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. Sessions issued a new memo Thursday replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney...
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. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — who survived an assassination attempt — is urging members of Congress to "have some courage" and face their constituents. Her comments Thursday are in response to a Texas congressman — Republican Louie Gohmert — who this week...
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." Ginsburg told the BBC's "Newsnight" program in an interview Thursday that she reads The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." Boehner was forced out by conservatives in 2015. The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is expressing concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her comments about employees. In an interview last week, DeVos said some Education Department workers could "try to subvert" its mission and promised to act "swiftly and surely...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point. The field of white, he said, was all you...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He also says President Donald Trump's economic proposals will boost growth significantly to annual rates above 3 percent...
KOBYLIN-BORZYMY, Poland (AP) — Life has always been hard for Witold Pogorzelski, a farmer in eastern Poland. Fuel...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal court sentencing for "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller will continue...
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images A Pennsylvania school district capitulated to the demands of a militant atheist...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a huge fire hit Somali capital's main market, killing at...
LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has...
LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has...