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IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China. The IDB did not say in its press release the reason for canceling the meeting, planned March 28-31 in Chengdu. However, Vice President Mike Pence wrote Friday in The Miami Herald that China refused to grant an official […]
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Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate ‘rumors’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are “false” and that there was “no grand plan hatched.” Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president “has an enormous amount of […]
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Trump to nominate Stephen Moore for Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board. Moore served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helping to draft Trump’s tax cut plan. The president has been harshly critical of […]
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Trump Nominates Campaign Economic Adviser To Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate Stephen Moore, a prominent conservative economist, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board. Moore served as an economic adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helping to draft Trump’s tax cut plan. There are currently two vacancies on the Fed board. The president was harshly critical of the Fed’s rate hikes last year and has continued to criticize actions by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell e...
Tags: News, AP story, Federal Reserve, Stephen Moore, Summer Concepcion


Signs that Mueller may be about to file his final report with the Attorney General have sent Beltway insiders to a state of nervous alert, but there is no report yet

The sound of silence is driving Washington to distraction.


Mueller has Washington on the edge

The sound of silence is driving Washington to distraction.


Nuggets beat Wizards 113-108 for fifth straight victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig also added 15 points for the Nuggets, who were playing for the first time since clinching their […]
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Washington anxious to get on court for first NCAA tourney appearance since 2011

The Huskies will play Utah State, which also ending an eight-year tourney drought, Friday in the first round.
Tags: Huskies, Husky Basketball, Sports


Status of Kentucky's star player uncertain for the weekend

What I'm Hearing: From Jacksonville, USA TODAY's Jeff Zillgitt provides the latest on Kentucky star P.J. Washington's foot injury and if the team thinks he can play this weekend.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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A Venezuelan Opposition Aide Has Been Arrested, Prompting Rebuke From the U.S.

Washington demanded the immediate release of Guaido chief of staff Roberto Marrero, whose whereabouts were not immediately clea
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, Venezuela


ICE: Man who killed Washington state deputy this week was Mexican citizen illegally in US

A road rage suspect who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Washington, Mike Hopkins agree to extension through 2025

Washington has rewarded coach Mike Hopkins for getting the Huskies back to the NCAA Tournament by giving him a contract extension through the 2025 season            [Author: AP]
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US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. “The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices,” […]
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Utah St, Washington had long waits for tourney game

Utah State and Washington are making their first NCAA Tournament appearances since 2011            [Author: AP]
Tags: Utah, News, Washington, Ap, Ncaa, Utah State


Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader. The United States has repeatedly warned Maduro's government to not arrest Guaido or his close aides or it would face unspecified repercussions.
Tags: News, Washington, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido


White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is rejecting a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, three House committees asked for the substance […]
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Venezuelan Opposition's Envoy Gains Ground In Washington, D.C.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan opposition's envoy to the U.S., at a building in Washington, D.C., that was recently vacated by the government of Nicolás Maduro.
Tags: News, Washington, Npr, Mary Louise Kelly, Carlos Vecchio


Sessions Can’t Escape The Tumult Of His Tenure At DOJ Ceremony Honoring Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller’s name nor the Russia investigation he leads was mentioned during the ceremony for Sessions, who was forced out last November by President Donald Trump. But the tumult of the last two years, which includ...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine commandant is warning that some unexpected costs, including from major hurricane damage and unplanned deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border, are forcing him to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness. Gen. Robert Neller says in a memo that the Marines have pulled out of three military exercises and […]
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Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed. The number of women behind bars has risen dramatically over the past decades. But there had been a lack of data on women’s health behind bars and no tracking system for […]
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Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology. More and more people are surviving childhood cancer, but nearly 1 in 3 will be left infertile from the chemotherapy or […]
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Former AG Sessions honored at Justice Dept. ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is honoring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions joined Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and new Attorney General William Barr on stage Thursday at a Justice Department ceremony. Mueller’s name was not mentioned once during the ceremony for Sessions, who […]
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Even A Church Is Dunking On Trump For His McCain Comments

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. clapped back at President Donald Trump Thursday, with a spokesman clarifying that no funerals held there, including the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ), require the approval of a President. “Washington National Cathedral was honored to host the funeral service for Senator John McCain. All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former President involves consultation with g...
Tags: News, Washington, Barack Obama, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McCain, Washington National Cathedral, Kevin Eckstrom, National Cathedral, Kate Riga


Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat says Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a powerful White House aide, is not preserving all of her official email communications as required by federal law. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, says in a letter that Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, informed […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Ivanka Trump, Abbe Lowell, House Oversight and Reform Committee


Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government’s anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation’s March 31 presidential election. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed in an interview with The Hill TV aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, United States, Kiev Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, Marie Yovanovitch, Hill TV, Ukraine US


Trump says US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump said it’s time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In a tweet on Thursday, Mr Trump said that after 52 years it’s important for the United States to fully recognise Israel’s control over what he said is an area of “critical strategic and security importance to ... Israel and regional stability”. The recognition of the disputed area would mark a major shift in US policy, a week before Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to...


Several 2020 Democrats say they won’t speak at AIPAC summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the conference. The moves come as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Kamala Harris, AIPAC, MoveOn, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders


Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump’s business for several years, will testify publicly before the House intelligence committee on March 27 […]
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Calipari: Washington out for NCAA opener with sprained foot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a sprained foot and will miss the second-seeded Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian. Calipari also said Thursday on his verified Twitter account that the 6-foot-8 Washington is in a hard […]
Tags: News, Washington, Kentucky, Sports, College sports, Ncaa, Jacksonville, John Calipari, Calipari, Fla AP, Wildcats NCAA, PJ Washington, Abilene Christian Calipari



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