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Cautious welcome from congressional Republicans to Trump era
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview....

Trump turns to routine matters after day of bashing media
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, who spent his first full day in office berating the media over their coverage of his inauguration, will spend Sunday engaged in more routine matters, like overseeing the swearing in of high-level staffers....

Analysis: Trump promises big change, picks small fights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump won the White House promising big changes to the nation's economy, health care system and foreign policy....

Defiant women to Trump: Your agenda won't go unchallenged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged....

AP PHOTOS: Women's marches flood parks, streets worldwide
Masses of people flooded parks, streets and city squares around the world Saturday marching in solidarity in a show of empowerment and a stand against President Donald Trump....

FACT CHECK: Trump uses bogus claim to knock media on reports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's speech at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his "running war with the media."...

The Latest: Trump scoffs at protesters, asks if they voted
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith....

Trump hotel starts 'inaugural tradition' amid ethics concern
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised....

A-list celebs out in force for anti-Trump women's marches
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at huge women's marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was in for a fight - and that, as so many signs said, women's rights are human rights....

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President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan as he is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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