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President Donald Trump, accompanied by coal miners and, from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, second from right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Vice President Mike Pence, far right, holds up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coalPresident Donald Trump has signed an executive order that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with world leaders who have embraced cleaner energy sources
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Attorneys for former Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in March 28, 2017, court filings that the government went too far when it made the staffer an informant, requiring him to wear a wire to record conversations.(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Ex-Congressman's lawyers: Informant in Schock case broke lawAttorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with confidential documents in violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter responds to a question during a forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard said Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that Carter is returning as a professor of technology and global affairs, and as director of Harvard's Belfer Center think tank. He previously taught at the Ivy League School from 1996 to 2009. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at HarvardFormer Defense Secretary Ash Carter is returning to teach at Harvard University after leaving the Pentagon
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxesHouse Republicans have again blocked attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a photograph in the bedroom of a relative's home in Warwick, R.I., where he and his family lived after being evicted from their home. Through federal assistance, Matthews received a voucher that would pay about two-thirds of his rent, and found a place to live in late December after a six-month search. President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget eliminates an independent agency that coordinates the efforts of several federal agencies which play a role in preventing and ending homelessness. Nonprofits and local government officials said it would be harder to house the rest of the nation's homeless veterans without the council's guidance, leadership and coordination. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Advocates of homeless vets fear Trump budget could hurt themVeteran homelessness has ended in some places, but nonprofits say they worry momentum will slow under President Donald Trump's budget proposal
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Ex-US Rep. Stockman indicted for misusing donationsA grand jury has indicted former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman on charges he and a former aide orchestrated a scheme to misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations for personal and campaign expenses
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Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislationIowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to prevent an initial procedural vote
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Missouri House votes to repeal public construction wage lawMissouri's Republican-led House has endorsed a bill to repeal the state's "prevailing wage" requirements for public construction projects
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The illuminated Capitol Dome is reflected off the top of parked cars before dawn in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House votes to block Obama-era online privacy ruleThe House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds up a document concerning a Washington Post story on Sally Yates as he talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Spicer discussed the Supreme Court nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch, jobs, healthcare, and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step downPotential White House entanglement in a congressional investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is bringing new cries of alarm from Democrats as political allegations continue to tarnish the probe
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Deborah Watts, of Minneapolis, speaks in Jackson, Miss., about the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till. Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions March 28, 2017, to move forward with a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Alvin Sykes, a member of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, met with Sessions before going down to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture afterward to view Till’s casket, which is one of the centerpieces of the museum.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights lawFamily members of Emmett Till are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases
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In this combination photo, President Donald Trump, left, listens during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on March 13, 2017 in Washington and Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" appears at a news conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 14, 2016, to announce claims that Trump made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007.  She sued after Trump dismissed as “fabricated and made-up charges.” Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune from defamation claims brought by Zervos. Lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday, March 27, 2017,  they’ll formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of the claims until he leaves office. (AP Photos/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, left, and Ringo H.W. Chiu, Files)
Trump's lawyers: 'Apprentice' contestant can't sue presidentRepublican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice."
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