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Trump hotel bans media during inauguration week

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump's hotel in the nation's capital is off limits to media during Inauguration Week. Continue reading...

Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already. Continue reading...

Mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

CHICAGO — Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her mother's purse. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor vows to seek deeper tax cuts in 2 years

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income residents that was more modest than some legislators had hoped. So, he made them a pledge: Pass it now and he'll push for much deeper cuts in two years. Continue reading...

LATEST UPDATES: Confirmation hearings for 4 of Donald Trump's nominees

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary. Continue reading...

In letter, former Arkansas attorney general praises Trump's nominee for EPA administrator

Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is praising President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading...

Former President George H.W. Bush now in ICU; wife also hospitalized, spokesman says

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. Continue reading...

Pence promises big bill to fortify infrastructure

Confirmation hearings held on interior, education picks

Subscriber onlyVice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors Tuesday that Donald Trump's administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure. Continue reading...

2 Arkansans among Obama clemencies

Subscriber only President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of one Arkansas man and pardoned another, the White House announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

Files' leaker sees term commuted; Chelsea Manning, retired general among Obama’s 273 clemencies

Subscriber only President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a move to offer clemency to hundreds of people in the final days of his administration. Continue reading...

Farewells wistful at White House

Packing up, staff members mark ending of notable chapter

Subscriber onlyThey line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and children in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staff members enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss. Continue reading...

Office: If no new law, 18 million lose insurance

Health act repeal seen raising premiums 25% in first year

Subscriber onlyInsurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just a year if Republicans scuttle much of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. Continue reading...

'She knew,' shooter's widow hears in court

Subscriber only The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead. Continue reading...

Survey finds abortions in '14 fewest since 1974; Arkansas' rate rises

Subscriber onlyA comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to fewer than 1 million, the lowest level since 1974. Continue reading...

Lithuania signs on to host U.S. troops

Subscriber onlyLithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. Continue reading...

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