A tough re-election climate tests the chumminess in Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump’s Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don’t work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers’ commitment to...


Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White...

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Davis County's sheriff-in-waiting will recruit new senior deputies

Kelly Sparks Davis County sheriff's candidate

Kelly Sparks, Republican nominee for Davis County sheriff, says he hopes for a smooth transition when he takes office so turmoil can be put behind the embattled agency.


No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound...


The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke...


Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are...


Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate.


US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday North Korea won’t get sanctions relief until it takes “concrete action” toward denuclearization, the goal of President Donald Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments appeared to leave open the...


Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress. Tax cuts are now signed into law. A conservative judge is seated on the Supreme Court. And many...


Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address “an unspoken injury of war,” Johns...

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