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Trump holds a 100-day rally on friendly turf, snubbing the White House Correspondents' Dinner

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HARRISBURG, Pa.--President Donald Trump on Saturday skipped the White House Correspondents' Dinner to mark his 100th day in office doing what got him there: taking his populist message directly to an adoring audience, this one in Pennsylvania, the state he credits with delivering his surprise electoral college win in November.

Trump revived the...Read more

'We are being tested,' Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells crowd in Glendale

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LOS ANGELES -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., played the role of therapist, sports coach and motivational speaker Saturday during a talk to a loud and friendly crowd in Glendale during her national book tour.

The populist former Harvard law professor gave what amounted to an extended pep talk and lecture, encouraging members of the audience to...Read more

Trump says he will make 'big decision' on Paris climate change deal

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump Saturday said he will soon make a "big decision" on the Paris climate change agreement.

"I'll be making a big decision on the Paris accord over the next two weeks, and we'll see what happens," Trump said in his speech in Pennsylvania marking his first 100 days in office.

Trump described the Paris ...Read more

As gentrification pushed blacks out of a seaside enclave, some used the King verdicts as an excuse to push back

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LOS ANGELES--Not too many commutes stick out in my memory, but I will never forget the drive from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach the evening of April 29, 1992, hours after a Simi Valley jury acquitted four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.

Before I'd left the newsroom, I'd already seen on TV a trucker brutally ...Read more

As LA riots raged, she was shot before she was even born; now 25, she embodies survival and resolve

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LOS ANGELES--Elvira Evers recalls the mayhem on the street and the rising fear that she and her daughter -- who clung to her -- were in danger.

Lionela, almost 6 at the time, remembers people running by with liquor and furniture looted from stores along Long Beach Boulevard in Compton.

It was midafternoon on April 30, 1992, the second day of ...Read more

Protest over climate change, and Trump's rejection of issue, stokes rallies

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WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged around the White House and in other cities Saturday to protest what they said was the Trump administration's rejection of scientific claims on climate change and other environmental issues.

Trump has ordered the removal of numerous regulations imposed by previous administrations to ...Read more

Shopkeepers in Venezuela fortify their businesses against violent protesters

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- The thick steel door with welded reinforced plates being installed at Yadira Castro's small shop seems like it might be more appropriate for a prison or a bank.

But after looters recently rampaged through her neighborhood, pried her door open and emptied her store of snacks, bread and cigarettes, what might be seen as ...Read more

Trump can claim success in effort to gut environmental rules

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WASHINGTON --In a Trump administration beset by lost opportunities, muddled strategies and frequent missteps in its first 100 days, one area stands out for its disciplined approach and early successes: the assault on environmental regulations.

Unlike the Affordable Care Act repeal debacle or immigration orders that are tangled in federal courts...Read more

EU makes demands of Britain as Brexit talks near

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BRUSSELS –– European Union leaders listed demands that British Prime Minister Theresa May must satisfy before they will discuss the trade deal she wants, and urged her to be more realistic in her expectations.

Any doubts about the scale of the task facing the U.K. in withdrawing from the EU after four decades were laid to rest at a Brussels...Read more

Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

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ANKARA, Turkey –– The Turkish government agency in charge of internet technologies blocked access to Wikipedia Saturday without explaining why.

The ban was imposed after "technical analysis and legal consideration," the Information and Communication Technologies Authority said, without citing any violation of Turkish law. The agency didn't ...Read more

Trump's first 100 Days put US allies 'off-balance,' Obama adviser Rice Says

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WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump's foreign policy has shaken long-time U.S. allies and left them off-balance, to his predecessor's top national security aide said.

The U.S. "is supposed to be the grown-up at the dinner table," former national security Adviser Susan Rice said in an interview to air Sunday on CNN. "We're not supposed to ...Read more

Ethics agency to review waivers for Trump appointees

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WASHINGTON –– The federal ethics agency is reviewing every waiver of conflict-of-interest rules that President Donald Trump's appointees have received.

A memorandum from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics seeks documentation of waivers granted to appointees ordinarily required to recuse themselves from matters in which they or family ...Read more

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