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left right Florida Representative Rene Plasencia (L), discusses efforts to advance LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in a meeting at the state Capitol with lobbyist Joseph Salzverg (C), representing the business advocacy group Florida Competes, and Democratic Representative


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left right Iowa Governor Terry Branstad testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to China at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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Trump’s nominee for China ambassador takes tough line on South China Sea

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to China took a tough line on Tuesday on China's development of "artificial islands" in the South China Sea. "China cannot be allowed to use


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New York girds itself for Trump’s first visit as president

By Laila Kearney | NEW YORK NEW YORK New York is bracing for President Donald Trump's first trip back to his hometown since taking office in January in a Thursday visit that is expected to


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Kremlin says Putin, Trump to speak by phone on Tuesday: RIA

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will speak by phone on Tuesday, RIA news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. Trump will speak with Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.


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Trump to speak by phone with Putin on Tuesday: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the White House said on Monday night. A senior Trump administration official said the two leaders would


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Senate votes to proceed with confirmation vote on SEC nominee

By Sarah N. Lynch | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate took a procedural vote on Monday to clear the way for confirming Jay Clayton as the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In


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Rep. Joaquin Castro won’t seek Cruz’s Senate seat in 2018: report

Representative Joaquin Castro has decided against running for the U.S. Senate in 2018, a campaign that would have pitted him against Republican Senator Ted Cruz, The New York Times reported on Monday. Castro, 42, made his


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left right FILE PHOTO: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. on March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo 1/2 left right FILE PHOTO: New Jersey


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Maine governor sues state’s attorney general in Trump policy tussle

(Please note: Story contains strong language in final paragraph) Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage on Monday sued the state's Democratic attorney general, contending she had abused her power by joining legal opposition to early moves by President


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