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WASHINGTON — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in th…

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HELSINKI — Standing next to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump’s benefit and seemed to accept Putin’s insistence that Russia’s hands were clean.

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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job.

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WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, a move that gives President Donald Trump the chance to replace the court’s pivotal justice and dramatically shift the institution to the right, setting up a bitter partisan showdown on Kenned…

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WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

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U.S. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the administration of President Donald Trump is enforcing immigration law as it prosecutes hundreds of people who’ve crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, leading to the separation of children from their parents.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations.

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President Donald Trump on Saturday falsely accused the New York Times of using an unnamed source "who doesn't exist" in a story on negotiations between the United States and North Korea, but the official cited spoke to reporters Thursday in a briefing arranged by the White House.

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WASHINGTON — Conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.

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WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the House.

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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is among a group of senators calling for Congress to delay or eliminate its August recess.

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WASHINGTON — Republicans have a new reason to worry as they struggle to hold their House majority in November’s midterm elections: The price in China of U.S. sweet cherries, raw almonds and frozen pig forelegs.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

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WASHINGTON — Facebook is under investigation by a U.S. privacy watchdog over the use of personal data of 50 million users by a data analytics firm to help elect President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency's history.

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WASHINGTON — Looking for common ground with your neighbor these days? Try switching subjects from the weather to Congress. Chances are, you both agree it's terrible.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he has signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations to ban “bump stocks” and other devices that turn semiautomatic firearms into “machine guns.”

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While a stop-gap continuing resolution had assured All Care Health Center funding through March 23, the budget proposal signed by President Donald Trump last Friday assured funding for the 1,400 community health centers in the nation — including 14 in Iowa — for the next two years.

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WASHINGTON -- Congress moved to end a five-hour government shutdown early Friday morning after the House narrowly voted to support a massive bipartisan two-year budget deal that stands to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster relief.

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WASHINGTON — The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming vindication and straining to derail the Russia probe, President Donald Trump declassified a top secret congressional memo Friday, and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign was fatally flawed. Democrats said the document did nothing to c…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal scored a swift, key endorsement this week from the Iowa chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats bowed to pressure to reopen the government Monday, joining Republicans in backing an immigration and spending compromise that was quickly denounced by liberals and immigration activists.

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border security and restrictions on legal migration has offered an opening bid on an agreement and is seeking support from fellow senators and President Donald Trump.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation’s heartland.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Donald Trump’s nominees for open seats on the federal bench will not be confirmed, just a day after urging the White House to “reconsider” them.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. equities slumped, with small caps leading losses, and the dollar erased a gain as concern mounted that the Republican tax overhaul package may struggle to pass the Senate.

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WASHINGTON — Both of Iowa’s U.S. senators have fresh questions for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the wake of a World-Herald report that problems with unauthorized waitlists at its Omaha facility go back much further than was previously known.

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shows no signs of lifting his blockade of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey’s nomination to a position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Steve King says young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally would generate an economic lift for Mexico and other Central American nations if they were to return.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration's agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price's regrets and partial repayment couldn't save his job.