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Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion....

Despite denials, lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living....

Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump
PARIS (AP) -- Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump....

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines....

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings....

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention....

Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming a historic achievement in black and Hispanic joblessness....

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family....

The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):...

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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