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Survey: US companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January
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Survey: US companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 234,000 jobs, led by big gains at service organizations such as hotels, restaurants, retail stores,...

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger
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Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces...

House committee approves day care regulation bill
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House committee approves day care regulation bill

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A House of Representatives committee approved Tuesday a compromise proposal that would give the state limited oversight over hundreds of faith-based day cares that are currently unregulated by the state. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee unanimously voted to send the bill to the House floor....

What to watch tonight: Trump’s adjectives, Melania, boycotts
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What to watch tonight: Trump’s adjectives, Melania, boycotts

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated press WASHINGTON (AP) — The state of the union is … Great again? Or not quite? A year into his presidency, President Donald Trump stands before the nation Tuesday night to account for his promise to “make America great again” amid talk of a rising threat of nuclear war and special counsel...

Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union
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Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union

By JULIE PACE, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and boost his own sagging standing with Americans. The speech marks the ceremonial kickoff...

Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe
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Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, CHAD DAY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo has...

US issues ‘Putin list’ of Russian politicians, oligarchs
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US issues ‘Putin list’ of Russian politicians, oligarchs

By JOSH LEDERMAN and NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration late Monday released a long-awaited list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 “oligarchs” who have flourished under President Vladimir Putin, fulfilling a demand by Congress that the U.S. punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The political list is the...

Alabama day care regulation bill to get public hearing
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Alabama day care regulation bill to get public hearing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing on legislation that would allow the state to inspect church-affiliated day cares. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee on Tuesday will discuss the proposal to allow the inspections at least once yearly. The centers would also have to submit insurance proof and the...

By the numbers: Trump’s 1st year marks progress and peril
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By the numbers: Trump’s 1st year marks progress and peril

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A by-the-numbers look at President Donald Trump’s first year in office reveals areas of both progress and peril. The stock market is soaring, smashing record after record. The unemployment rate has ticked downward. Some categories of violent crime are down, too. But more U.S. troops are stationed in...

FBI deputy director leaving post ahead of planned retirement
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FBI deputy director leaving post ahead of planned retirement

By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s criticism who led the bureau for months last year following the firing of James Comey, is leaving his position ahead of a previously planned retirement this spring, people familiar with the decision said...