Washington

Stephen B. Morton/ AP Photo, File
January 13, 2019 - 10:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous...
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Ng Han Guan/AP Photo
January 06, 2019 - 11:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship. Talks were due to start Monday but there was no...
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Dreamstime
January 04, 2019 - 10:39 pm
By Elizabeth Landers and Caroline Kelly (CNN) -- Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary was impersonated in fraudulent text messages sent to some Republican members of Congress seeking their whereabouts, a source familiar confirms to CNN. The FBI is investigating the matter, the source...
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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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Bush's service dog will travel to funeral
KPRC, CNN
December 03, 2018 - 9:00 am
By Jamie Gangel and Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- Sully H.W. Bush, a yellow Labrador service dog who worked with the late former President George H.W. Bush, will be traveling with Bush's casket on his flight to Washington, DC, according to a source familiar with the plans. Jim McGrath, Bush's...
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