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Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical misstepsEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama walks with his physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, right, towards a waiting Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after visiting wounded service members. Now it’s Washington’s turn to examine Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
VA nominee accused of drunken behavior, reckless prescribingNomination of White House doctor to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs suffers another blow with allegations of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Republican senators are promoting an alternative to bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Mueller’s job _ a nonbinding resolution endorsing him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect MuellerSenate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Highland Arts Elementary School kindergarten teacher Melissa Perez participates in a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout on Thursday that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Q&A: Why Colorado, Arizona teachers are walking off the jobTens of thousands of schoolteachers are walking off the job in Colorado and Arizona, though their demands and state laws on walkouts differ
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Cohen Makes 'Stunning' Move in Stormy Daniels CaseIn what Stormy Daniels' lawyer called a "stunning development," President Trump's personal lawyer said Wednesday that he plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself in the adult film star's lawsuit against him. Michael Cohen, citing government raids on his home and offices , filed papers saying he...
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Teachers from Highland Arts Elementary School stage a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout on Thursday that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protestTens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado will shut down schools to protest low pay and funding.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tactThe longtime narcotics prosecutor tasked with leading the Justice Department's efforts to crackdown on drug abuse is familiar with criticism over the Trump administration's tough approach
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 photo, Senatorial candidate Mike Braun responds to a question during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate between Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita at Emmis Communications in Indianapolis. As the bitter campaign between Braun, Rokita, and Messer slogs on, some Republicans worry that whoever emerges from the May 8 contest could be so wounded that their chances of taking down one of most vulnerable Democrats are slipping away.  (Michelle Pemberton /The Indianapolis Star via AP)
Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's IndianaFor a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling GOP Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing for Thursday, April 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence reviewA lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Lieutenant governor: AG's Flint probe 'gross abuse of power'Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is escalating his criticism of the state attorney general's prosecution of top state officials for the Flint water crisis, calling it a 'gross abuse of power'
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Arizona state Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding, left, calls on Gov. Doug Ducey to remove six confederate monuments in Arizona during a news conference by the NAACP and Black Lives Matter in Phoenix, Ariz. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column published in the Arizona Republic that Bolding, one of the two best-known leaders of the #RedforEd movement, are "political operatives" who are radicalizing Arizona youth. She called Noah Karvelis' classroom "exotic" and said he prides himself on teaching students music from the hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar. Syms included a lyric from the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist that included a derogatory term for African-Americans. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talkArizona's only two black legislators are formally chastised by House after speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Justice's budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter LibbyAttorney General Jeff Sessions is defending President Donald Trump's pardons of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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