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AP FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate reality

Trump One Year Fact Check

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. “There’s been no first year like this,” he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this....


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Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

Trump Russia Probe Depositions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand. It was December 2007, a decade before Trump would become president and routinely excoriate reporters for “fake news.” This time,...


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Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

Drunken Driving Clamping Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. The U.S. government-...


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GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

Senate Trump Flake

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of...


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The Latest: Bannon to meet with Mueller's investigators

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators. That’s according to a person familiar with the decision but not...


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AP Source: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon to meet with special counsel Robert

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Source: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators.


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AP Sources: Steve Bannon attorney relayed questions to White House during House interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: Steve Bannon attorney relayed questions to White House during House interview, was told when not to respond.


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When Food Stamps Pass As Tickets To Better Health

Rebeca Gonzalez grew up eating artichokes from her grandmother’s farm in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala. But for years after emigrating to the U.S., she did not feed them to her own kids because the spiky, fibrous vegetables were too expensive on this side of the border. When she prepared...


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GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

Congress Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist....


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From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump

Trump One Year Eyewitness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency: CAN I SHOW YOU MY BUTTON? Midway through my April...


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