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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe points to the media for a question during a news conference with President Donald Trump at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'Trump rejects Abe's efforts to win a pass on tariffs for Japan and persuade US to rejoin TPP trade deal, showing the limits of their 'bromance'
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held AmericansCIA Director Mike Pompeo raised the plight of three U.S. citizens held in North Korea during his meeting this month with Kim Jong Un.
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Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, speaks with his grandson and bodyguard Raul Dominguez Castro Espin, during the start of two-day session of the legislature, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Legislators erupted in applause Wednesday morning as Castro entered the hall in a dark suit, accompanied by Miguel Diaz-Canel, his expected successor. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's presidentA 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states
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White House Investigates Pruitt's $43K Phone BoothScott Pruitt's week isn't getting any easier: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he is planning to investigate the embattled EPA chief's activities, which include allegedly violating the law by spending $43,000 in taxpayer funds on a soundproof phone booth for his office, Politico reports. "We...
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This Oct. 16, 2017,  photo shows the California National Guard deployed near Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown's posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border Tuesday, April 17, 2018, even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president's mission and that his troops were "chomping at the bit ready to go." (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard missionGov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere
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The Latest: Trump: Barbara Bush a 'titan in American life'Trump calls late Barbara Bush a 'titan in American life,' says her strength and toughness embodied nation's spirit
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FILE - This combination of two file photos shows CIA Director Mike Pompeo, left, listens during his introductions before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 12, 2018, and  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 9, 2018. CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with KimPresident Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to a summit with North Korea's leader, saying he will bail out of the meeting if he decides it won't produce results
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, photo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks to Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Babies do not care about Senate decorum. But in a bow to working parents, the tradition-bound institution is considering letting the newborns of senators in. The inspiration is Duckworth’s daughter, born April 9. Duckworth wants to continue voting, and the Senate requires that votes be cast in person. So she’s proposing that babies be allowed into the chamber.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamberPrompted by the first sitting senator with a newborn, the Senate has decided to allow the babies of its members into the chamber, but not before some coaxing
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, he believes there's enough evidence to bring a criminal charge and pursue impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens for allegedly using a charity donor list for political purposes.  (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
Judge to rule on request to dismiss Greitens indictmentSt. Louis judge expected to rule on whether to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens due to mistakes by the prosecutor and the private investigator she hired
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Corruption watchdog: G-20 moving slowly against tax havensAn international corruption watchdog group says the world's Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have made only slow progress improving the legal tools to ensure transparency
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China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to TaiwanChina's military held live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence after moves by the U.S. to increase support for Taiwan's government
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Cuba's President Raul Castro, top right, observes a monitor with he day's proceedings as his expected successor Miguel Diaz-Canel, second left, talks to another person during the start of two-day session of the legislature, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Cuba's legislature opened the two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Castro. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of CubaThe Cuban government has selected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it
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