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In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, a worker holds a sign promoting a sale for Huawei 5G internet services at a mobile phone retail shop in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province.
Andy Wong/AP Photo, File
January 29, 2019 - 9:58 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China called on Washington on Tuesday to "stop the unreasonable crackdown" on Huawei after the United States stepped up pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Beijing will "...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
January 24, 2019 - 11:29 am
UPDATED: 5 p.m. ___ By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for...
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Measles
CNN
January 24, 2019 - 9:25 am
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A person infected with measles attended a Portland Trail Blazers home game in Oregon last week amid an outbreak that has left at least 22 people ill this month in neighboring Washington state. Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
January 17, 2019 - 9:28 am
By Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited...
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Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop.
Elaine Thompson/AP
January 01, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun...
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National Christmas Tree
Andrew Harnik/AP
December 25, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lights were not twinkling. The toy trains were not whirring. Even the nearby bathrooms were locked. The national Christmas tree, symbol of a country's seasonal cheer, instead stood as an icon of a government in paralysis, as the partial shutdown stretched into the holiday with...
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The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
December 18, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this,...
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Visitors pay their respects to the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston.
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
December 06, 2018 - 6:15 am
By Will Weissert and Calvin Woosward, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas. The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national...
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A joint services military honor guard removes the casket of former President George H.W. Bush from the hearse to carry it into the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington to lie in state, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP
December 04, 2018 - 9:22 am
By The Associated Press Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for...
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Cindy McCain, center, widow of the late U.S> Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., views the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
December 04, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): RELATED: Mourners paying respects to Bush seek sense of civility, healing 7 p.m. Former President George W. Bush and his family have greeted mourners at the Capitol as his father, George H.W. Bush,...
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