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Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far....

The Latest: Trump suggests leaving many fed jobs unfilled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care....

Divided Republicans await guidance from Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flailing and divided, congressional Republicans are hoping for clarity from President Donald Trump on key issues like health care when he delivers his first speech to a joint meeting of Congress. It comes as Republicans are discovering, a month into Trump's administration, how difficult it will be to make good on their many promises now that they control Washington in full....

Partisan discord tainting probes of Russia, Trump, election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia....

5 things analysts and investors want to hear in Trump speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economists and investors will be looking for one thing above all from President Donald Trump's speech to the nation Tuesday night:...

Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less."...

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....

The Latest: Interior nominee Zinke clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate (all times local):...

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang....

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