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Q&A: Trump and the State of the Union Address

Q&A: Trump and the State of the Union Address

By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville | Jan 18
The U.S. Constitution spells it out clearly, but the modern State of the Union address — the pageantry, the televised address and the agenda-setting message — is a far more recent tradition.

German Official Says Neighbors Closely Watching Coal Debate

German Official Says Neighbors Closely Watching Coal Debate

Jan 18
A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal.

AP Explains: Can Trump Ground Pelosi's Plane?

AP Explains: Can Trump Ground Pelosi's Plane?

Jan 18
President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Belgium and Afghanistan just hours before the congressional delegation, known as a CODEL, was set to depart. But can he do that? The AP explains.

Eatery Fined for ID'ing Transgender Woman Over Bathroom

Eatery Fined for ID'ing Transgender Woman Over Bathroom

Jan 18
The Washington, D.C, attorney general says a restaurant will be fined $7,000 for stopping a transgender woman outside a bathroom and asking for her ID.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

By Mauricio Savarese | Jan 18
The far-right leader's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes — underscoring a steep learning curve.

Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

By Gillian Flaccus | Jan 17
Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.

Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats' Wall Fight

Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats' Wall Fight

By Alan Fram | Jan 17
Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen.

American Anchor for Iranian TV is Arrested on Visit to U.S.

American Anchor for Iranian TV is Arrested on Visit to U.S.

By Janet McConnaughey | Jan 17
A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison.

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 17
If they punch back too hard, they could be accused of playing Trump's game. If they ignore him entirely, they risk appearing unprepared to take on a president who knows few boundaries.

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

Battle Lines Forming Ahead of A Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

By Rachel Lerman and Tali Arbel | Jan 17
Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.

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