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Incoming House members prep for do's and don'ts on the Hill

Incoming House members get do's and don'ts as they prepare for new Congress

Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 campaign

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

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Zinke '100 percent confident' he'll be cleared in probes

Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Picking up another seat, Dems ride high on slow roll of wins

Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Liz Cheney poised for ascent into Republican leadership

Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says more than 28,000 Afghan security forces have died in the past four years as they have taken the lead in the fight against the Taliban

Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

A recently defeated Republican congressman says the late Sen. John McCain's vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act is to blame for the Democratic takeover of the House

US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

U.S. analysts say they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development facilities

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules

The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots

Military vet Ojeda announces 2020 presidential campaign

Trump complains about allies' spending after France trip

Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from acting AG

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from Whitaker

Congressional Democrats plan actions to protect Mueller probe from any efforts by acting attorney general to undercut it

Lynching remark puts spotlight on Mississippi Senate race

A video of a U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a sleeper Senate runoff

Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

Amid WWI commemoration, Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

Democratic coalition that won back the House with massive voter turnout still came up short elsewhere

The Latest: Trump ruled out cemetery motorcade as disruptive

White House says Trump motorcade to cemetery would have disrupted Paris roadways

Whitaker may have violated group's tax-exempt status

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker repeatedly chided Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign while speaking for a group barred by its tax-exempt status from opposing political candidates

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor’s race

Another lawsuit has been filed in Georgia's unsettled race for governor

Critics rebuke Mississippi senator's 'public hanging' remark

A white U.S. senator in Mississippi has praised someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row"

The Latest: Trump pays tribute to Americans who died in WWI

President Donald Trump paid tribute to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I during "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power.

Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pledging to tie a measure to protect special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

With Florida and Georgia undecided, strength of Democrats' Trump-era coalition unclear

In Georgia, black voters see echoes of voter suppression

At one Atlanta precinct, a four-hour wait to vote echoes of a long history of voter suppression

50 years in, Chisholm's historic victory offers inspiration

New faces in Congress that include Ayanna Pressley, Lucy McBath, Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and others might want to look at Shirley Chisholm for inspiration and example

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

Health coverage, gun control and education funding likely to get more attention with Democratic wins in state elections

In Paris, Trump the 'nationalist' stood apart from others

For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone

Schumer: FAA too slow tackling airline seat size concerns

The Senate's top Democrat says the Federal Aviation Administration isn't moving fast enough to roll out a plan to stop airlines from shrinking passengers' seats

White House: Cemetery motorcade would have disrupted roads

White House says Trump motorcade to cemetery would have disrupted Paris roadways

Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

Republican Brian Kemp is pushing for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Georgia's governor's race as civil rights groups urge her to keep fighting

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

Recount of Florida's razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races off to a bumpy start with some mishaps and litigation, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco

Clarification: WWI-Trump-Cemetery story

Clarification: WWI-Trump-Cemetery story

The Latest: Trump, Macron try to project unity

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are trying to project unity after Trump had lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe.

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron called each other good friends Saturday, attempting to smooth things over after a dustup over their comments about European security

Trump's new move to limit asylum challenged in court

Trump issues an order to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border; the ACLU challenges in court

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

China has bluntly told the United States to stop sending its ships and military aircraft close to islands Beijing claims in the disputed South China Sea

Whitaker may have violated group's tax-exempt status

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker repeatedly chided Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign while he was speaking for a group that is barred by its tax-exempt status from opposing political candidates

Future seems uncertain for Trump's acting attorney general

The future seems uncertain for President Donald Trump's just-named acting attorney general

Democrats gain ground in California US House battles

3 Democrats gained ground in closely contested U.S. House races in California, where votes continue to be counted

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

The Houston area's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic"

US to stop refueling of Saudi aircraft in Yemen war

The United States will stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Pentagon and the Saudi kingdom said late Friday

Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump has chosen Antonin Scalia, Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley, two former NFL Players, the wife of a major Republican Party donor and Republican U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

Utah has joined more than 30 other states in legalizing medical marijuana by passing a ballot measure that was opposed by influential Mormon leaders

McConnell: 'The Mueller investigation is not under threat'

The Senate's top Republican expresses confidence that the Russia investigation will be allowed to run its course

The Latest: China scolds US over presence in South China Sea

China is telling the U.S. to stop sending American ships and military aircraft close to islands that Beijing claims in the South China Sea

The Latest: Trump tweets in Whitaker's defense in turnabout

Trump tweets about Whitaker late Friday, emphasizes again that he doesn't know him personally, but says he is well regarded by top Iowa Republican leaders.

Trump says he's not firing Interior Secretary Zinke, for now

President Donald Trump is saying "no" to firing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall

The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home after being released from the hospital after a fall that left her with three fractured ribs

Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him

President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker, his choice for acting attorney general

The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama's claim that she can't forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk

Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn't altered

President Donald Trump is claiming that a video the White House released depicting contact between a White House staffer and a CNN reporter wasn't altered

Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

Trump wastes no time taking a poke at his French host as he arrived in Paris for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker 'very highly respected man'

President Donald Trump is calling acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker "a very highly respected man" as he faces criticism about his appointment to replace Jeff Sessions

The Latest: Border Patrol says it detained 50,000 in October

The U.S. Border Patrol says it detained more than 50,000 people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry in October, setting a new high this year

Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

Florida secretary of state orders recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races, embarking on an unprecedented review of two nationally watched races of the midterm election cycle

In home state, new acting AG Whitaker was accused of playing politics with justice

Iowa lawmaker Matt McCoy claims Matthew Whitaker targeted him years ago because he was a Democrat and openly gay.

China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

China has bluntly told the United States to stop sending its ships and military aircraft close to islands Beijing claims in the disputed South China Sea

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

Some Medicare Advantage insurance plans to offer broader array of in-home support services next year

Democrats eye Trump's tax returns but expect a long fight

Getting President Donald Trump's tax returns is a top priority for Democrats now that they've won the House, but there's no guarantee he will turn them over.

Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

Trump issues an order to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border; the ACLU challenges in court

Trump's advisers worried about Mueller's next steps

Special counsel Robert Mueller lay low for the last month. The White House worries that's about to change.

Democrats' House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

Observers say prospects for Congress passing a new five-year farm bill before the end of the year have improved in the wake of this week's midterm elections

Election results offer more evidence of urban-rural divide

Midterm election results offer more evidence of nation's deepening urban-rural divide

Acting AG faced criticism for case against gay Iowa Democrat

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced criticism for pursuing case against gay Iowa Democrat

Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and hire employees to work in congressional offices

APNewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book

Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored

An expert says a video tweeted by the White House of an interaction between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and a White House intern appears to have been manipulated

Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller kept a low profile for the last month. The White House worries that's about to change.