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President Donald Trump speaks at a Generation Next White House forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting wordsPresident Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a rhetorical smackdown over who could clean the other's clock in a brawl
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Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to CongressBeaten out by Mississippi, Vermont is now the only state in the nation to have never sent a woman to Congress
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, walks with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, as they leave a news conference with Democratic leaders, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
House OKs compromise $1.3 trillion budget bill, Senate nextThe House has easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill
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Woman's ex-husband seeks protection from Missouri governorThe ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking an order for protection from the governor
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Judge may consider barring Peru leader from leaving countryA Peruvian judge will consider a request to bar President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from leaving the country if the opposition-controlled congress decides to accept the embattled leader's resignation.
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski talks on his cellphone as he leaves the Government Palace also known as the House of Pizarro, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader has offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru president undone by corruption scandals he vowed to endPedro Pablo Kuczynski took office in 2016 as a political outsider, but he now joins a long list of recent Peruvian presidents undone by scandals that have destroyed voters' trust in their elected officials
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Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut water cleanupsCongressional leaders are rejecting President Donald Trump's effort to kill or sharply cut funding of programs to protect and restore some of the nation's prized waters, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay
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FILE - This April 12, 2016, file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by U.S. technology companies but stored on servers overseas. Passage of the Cloud Act probably would end a Supreme Court dispute between Microsoft and the Trump administration over emails the U.S. wants as part of a drug trafficking investigation. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search caseThe budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by U.S. technology companies but stored on servers overseas
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President Donald Trump listens as United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during an event to announce tariffs and investment restrictions on China, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-upPresident Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia investigation is resigning amid a shake-up of the legal team defending the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation
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Departing Sen. Cochran 'optimistic about the future' of USRepublican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has given a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he's the longest-serving current member of Congress
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Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special electionsA Wisconsin judge Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections to fill a pair of legislative seats vacated by fellow Republicans, handing a victory to Democrats who have pushed for the elections to be held
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U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Robert Lighthizer testifies on trade policy before the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Trump to 'pause' looming metal tariffs for some countriesThe European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Thursday in testimony before a Senate panel
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