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Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators....

The Latest: DHS secretary doesn't recall Trump vulgarity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term....

White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday....

Trump welcomes Kazakhstan president to White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has welcomed Kazakhstan's president to the White House....

Trump talks North Korea, trade with Chinese President Xi
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are hopeful that talks between North Korea and South Korea "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior."...

Supreme Court won't take case of ex-NY assembly speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver....

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct....

AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall....

US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy....

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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump waves as he returns to the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Trump spent the holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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