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Specialist Anthony Matesic, left, and trader Glenn Kessler work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading; oil risesBanks and other financial companies are leading U.S. stock indexes modestly higher in afternoon trading as investors weigh the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data
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In this photo taken March 20, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Grassley has met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on the topic of criminal justice reform, encouraging supporters that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
White House adviser Kushner, senator talk criminal justiceSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley met with White House adviser Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform Thursday, giving supporters a small sign of encouragement that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump
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Graphic shows trend in pedestrian deaths in U.S.; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction citedPedestrian deaths are at the highest level in more than two decades
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Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force pick over past workPresident Donald Trump's nominee to be Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance, but they’re more upbeat about how he’s handling the economy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economyA new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's performance, but they're more positive about how he's handling the economy
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As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow RepublicansPresident Donald Trump trained fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will "hurt" the entire GOP agenda
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Canada's Culture Minister Melanie Joly, right, is welcomed by Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini as she arrives for a first-ever G7 Culture ministers meeting in Florence, Italy, March 30, 2017.  (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
G7 culture ministers discuss threat of cultural traffickingDuring their first formal meeting ever, Group of Seven industrialized nations culture ministers discussed the looting and trafficking of cultural treasures by extremist organizations to support their activities
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The three-term, fluent Spanish-speaker is set to announce his 2018 Senate run on Friday, March 31, 2017. He's the kind of rising political star Democrats hope can help begin turning deep red Texas blue. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against CruzA former punk-rocker who needed a hefty upset to win his congressional seat six years ago will have to pull off an even bigger one to unseat powerful Sen. Ted Cruz
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Katie Walsh appears at a post-election press briefing to discuss the RNC's role in the election, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Walsh, a top aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the administration. Two senior White House officials said Thursday, March 30, 2017, that Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh was leaving for a private sector role.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administrationA top aide to President Donald Trump is leaving his administration
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
North Carolina Senate President pro tem Republican Phil Berger left, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue talk as a bill to replace the controversial HB2 passes a Senate Rules Committee vote at the N.C General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill now goes to the full Senate.  (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
North Carolina lawmakers vote to undo 'bathroom bill'North Carolina lawmakers have voted to roll back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looks on during a joint news conference with Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, following their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Tillerson says the United States and Turkey must make "difficult decisions" about how to fight the Islamic State group in Syria. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
US, Turkey strain for deal on key element of anti-IS fightThe Trump administration and Turkey appear no closer to resolving a dispute over the Kurds' role in defeating the Islamic State group, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited America's often nettlesome NATO ally for the first time
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right arrive for the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Lawmakers heading the Senate Intelligence Committee focused squarely on Russia as they opened a hearing Thursday on attempts at undermining the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Latest: Expert says Russians targeted GOP candidatesAn expert says Russian-directed disinformation campaigns targeted all the Republican presidential candidates
The Associated Press38 minutes ago


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