Government policy

Attorney General nominee William Barr, center, arrives to meet with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 14, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general (all times local): 3:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump urged farmers on Monday to stick with him even as many grapple with the impact of his trade war with China and the partial government shutdown. "No one understands more than our famers that the tough decisions we make today will reap dividends down the road...
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Gov. Laura Kelly, right, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, left, on the Statehouse steps in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly's husband Ted Daugherty, center, holds a Bible for the ceremony. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 14, 2019 - 11:54 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican predecessors. Laura Kelly was sworn in as the state's...
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President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 14, 2019 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is seeking to assure farmers that they will still be able to get the help they need if he builds a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has used most of his speech Monday at the American Farm...
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman, right meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Monday, January 14, 2019. Pompeo met with Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the latest stop of his Middle East tour that has so far been dominated by questions and concerns about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. (Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey warning of economic harm should the Turks attack U.S.-backed...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker checks on a soybean food at a processing factory in Xiaotun Township of Dafang County in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous year's 15.9 percent. (Luo Dafu/Xinhua via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 8:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion, but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald Trump's tariff hikes started to hurt demand. Exports to the United States in 2018 rose 11.3 percent to $478.4 billion...
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January 14, 2019 - 3:34 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish...
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A protestor hold a smoke grande during a demonstration in Bourges, central France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris brought in armored vehicles and the central French city of Bourges shuttered shops to brace for new yellow vest protests. The movement is seeking new arenas and new momentum for its weekly demonstrations. Authorities deployed 80,000 security forces nationwide for a ninth straight weekend of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
January 12, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 10 p.m. Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. Sporadic violence broke out during...
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Yellow vest protesters demonstrate peacefully in the streets of Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Authorities deployed 80,000 security forces nationwide for a ninth straight weekend of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 12, 2019 - 6:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday for a ninth straight weekend as others took to the streets in the central city of Bourges to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies amid high security measures as authorities feared more...
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January 11, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the next round of trade negotiations with China will likely occur later this month in Washington. Mnuchin told reporters that Vice Premier Liu He was expected to lead a delegation to Washington "later in the month." The Treasury secretary...
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