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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee defended Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday against a tiresome "full onslaught" by the "mainstream media" — and says he can relate to the commander-in-chief's struggles.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump's upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump's removal from office.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas election officials acknowledge that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you believe, or not, that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation's largest city.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start, when she was confronted by angry protesters during her first visit to a public school.

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NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's ads promoting John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight" depict him cowering behind a desk, with the tag line, "Scary times call for a scared man."

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy will run for Illinois governor in 2018, an adviser said Wednesday, bringing the instant name recognition of his family's political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought prayers Thursday for Arnold Schwarzenegger over ratings for "Celebrity Apprentice" — the show Trump once hosted and which he said has become a "total disaster" since the former California governor took over the franchise.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is backing Tom Perez to head the Democratic National Committee, calling the Obama administration labor secretary the "best bet to help bring the party back."

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Twitter stream on a producer's computer a few feet from where Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith anchored his newscast several days ago steadily churned out invective. You're a liberal, Shep. You belong on MSNBC. President Trump doesn't watch your show.

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President Donald Trump joined his chief strategist Friday in characterizing the media as "the opposition party," expressing an unusually high level of antagonism toward the press just a week into his administration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — About a third of the people who turned out for the Women's March on Washington were first-time protesters, an unusually high share of newcomers for a demonstration, according to a survey of march participants.

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President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America.