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Cutting rules, Trump tells execs

Tariffs up if jobs go, they also hear

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday morning welcomed leaders from several of the country's largest corporations and promised to wipe out at least 75 percent of government regulations that hinder their businesses, fast-track their plans to open factories and cut taxes "massively." Continue reading...

Tillerson at State closer; Pompeo in at CIA

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Senate's Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, putting President Donald Trump's pick on a path to win confirmation before the full Senate. Continue reading...

Trump revives policy on abortion

Promotion abroad tied to ban on aid

Subscriber onlyUNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump reinstated a policy Monday that originated in the Ronald Reagan era, prohibiting U.S. foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family planning option. Continue reading...

Ethics group sues, cites envoys in Trump hotels

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. Continue reading...

GOP senators' bill would partially replace health law, give states choice

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Several Republican senators on Monday proposed a partial replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose, a proposal meant to appeal to critics and supporters of former President Barack Obama's signature health law. Continue reading...

Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state. Continue reading...

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

NEW YORK — To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Trump moves to pull U.S. out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office. Continue reading...

Arkansas pastor speaks at Trump prayer service

Subscriber onlyA Northwest Arkansas preacher attended church twice last week with the nation's new president. Continue reading...

President calls protests 'hallmark of democracy'

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Sunday said he recognized the protests against his leadership as a "hallmark of our democracy," shortly after he questioned where Saturday's marchers were on Election Day. Continue reading...

D.C. streets brim with protesters

Droves here, abroad rally over Trump

Subscriber onlyMore than 1 million people rallied in women's marches in the nation's capital and in cities around the world Saturday to convey to President Donald Trump on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged. Continue reading...

Trump assures CIA of support

‘Behind you,’ he says during visit

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump visited the CIA's headquarters in northern Virginia on Saturday afternoon, his first full day in office, making a gesture of goodwill after he criticized the intelligence community in the run-up to his inauguration. Continue reading...

New U.S. leader draws range of world reactions

Subscriber onlyThere was dismay in Britain, applause in Russia and silence in Japan. French populists found hope, Mexican leaders expressed concern and Germany's vice chancellor offered an allusion to his country's dark past. Continue reading...

Accounts differ on conduct between S.D. lawmakers, legislative interns

Subscriber onlyA South Dakota House member's admission last week that he had sexual contact with two interns has raised questions -- and conflicting accounts -- about the ways legislators and interns interact in the government town. Continue reading...

Indianans hope for Pence's help

Memories of state’s Quayle kindle optimism among some

Subscriber only When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, the city's mayor contacted an influential Indiana native -- then-Vice President Dan Quayle -- to help secure federal funding. Continue reading...

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