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In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photoSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters on an escalator at the Capitol in Washington.
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August 31, 2018 - 8:22 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,...
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August 24, 2018 - 4:39 pm
By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. Powell added that while annual inflation has risen to near the Fed's 2 percent target...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:16 pm
By Maria Danilova WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Washington.
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August 22, 2018 - 7:38 am
By Harvey Valentine, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Stevenson was still driving toward Nationals Park when Tuesday night's game against the Phillies began. Thanks to a lengthy rain delay, he got there in plenty of time to help Washington get the win. Stevenson and Wilmer Difo hit back-to...
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Jun 30, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (28) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park
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Matt Leon
August 21, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies are down in Washington, D.C., to open a three-game series with the Nationals Tuesday night. Gabe Kapler's squad comes into this one 68-56 and in second place in the National League East — a game behind the Atlanta Braves, who will visit Pittsburgh Tuesday...
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In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File
August 17, 2018 - 10:39 am
By Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
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August 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
By Youkyung Lee, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and...
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A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
August 11, 2018 - 11:51 am
By Rachel La corte, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators worked to find out how a "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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August 10, 2018 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, meets with volunteers at his campaign headquarters, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Columbus.
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August 07, 2018 - 1:17 pm
By Steve Peoples and Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season's final high-stakes special election. The midsummer affair...
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