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FILE - In this Thursday, May 1, 2014, file photo, Iowa Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, center, looks on as Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal speaks on the floor of the Senate at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. To act cautiously in light of November’s heavy Republican legislative victories could hurt the GOP’s chances of holding its majority, so it’s all or nothing, Dix said. “That’s what our mandate is, and to me it’s not one that’s very patient.” (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply rightAfter decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors
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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., walk to a closed intelligence briefing with FBI Director James Comey, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Aide says senators want materials saved for Russia probeA congressional aide says a Senate panel has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's probe into Russian interference in election and related issues
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Thousands protest in Georgia to back opposition TV stationThousands of Georgians have rallied in the capital in support of the country's opposition-minded television station that they suspect is about to be transferred to a more government-friendly owner
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Senior Trump appointee fired after critical commentsA senior Trump administration official was fired following a private speech in which he criticized President Donald Trump's policies and the tight ship run by his inner circle
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AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hypeIt was a week of problematic statements from President Donald Trump _perhaps none more striking than his contention that his new administration, beset by stumbles, is running like a "fine-tuned machine."
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President Donald Trump smiles as he prepares to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incidentSwedes have been scratching their heads over President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Vice President Mike Pence meet during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATOU.S. Vice President Mike Pence has tried to calm jittery partners by says the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO
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As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlightIn his first weeks as America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has gone to great lengths to avoid attracting attention
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President Donald Trump gestures as he holds up a piece of paper on the presidential powers on immigration during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visitLondon's mayor says that President Donald Trump should not receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration
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Trump embraces legacy of Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson's triumph over John Quincy Adams in the 1828 presidential elections bears striking similarities to Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton last year _ and some of those most eager to point that out are inside the Trump White House.
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko looks on, centre, during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.  America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.  (Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documentsThe United States says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and his wife Karen lay a wreath to commemorate the victims of the Nazi terror during a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau near Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, one day after he attended the Munich Security Conference. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
US vice president visits former Nazi concentration campU.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured the site of a former Nazi concentration camp
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