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Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign and associates....

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority
ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House....

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"...

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S....

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied....

What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures....

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus....

AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold NATO tales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped up his foreign trip with yet another mistold tale about NATO....

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump....

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator....

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 27, 2017, as they return from Sigonella, Italy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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