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Governor let clock run on 13 now-laws

posted: 04/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson let 13 bills become law without his signature during this year’s regular legislative session. The bills range from one authorizing the creation of an industrial hemp research program to another barring cities from naming airports after living elected government officials if those airports receive public funds.

Pence mends fences during Australia visit

updated: 04/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister Saturday swept aside any lingering tensions between the two nations and joined forces in urging China to take a bigger role in pressuring North Korea to scuttle its nuclear weapons and missile program.

After execution, governor weighs a clemency bid

updated: 04/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined a long list of predecessors as he oversaw Arkansas' first execution in more than 11 years.

U.S. soldier is honored by Trump

posted: 04/23/2017 3:31 a.m. Comments 4

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first he has awarded during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

3 Obama officials invited to testify

updated: 04/23/2017 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A previously canceled House Intelligence Committee hearing to receive testimony from three top officials in former President Barack Obama's administration about Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election is back on for next month.

House puts priority on keeping government open

posted: 04/23/2017 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Lawmakers returning to Washington this week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

Trump dismisses surgeon general

posted: 04/23/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. surgeon general.

Washington news in brief

updated: 04/23/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Disaster planning subject of seminar

Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research

posted: 04/22/2017 10:04 a.m. Comments 17

Scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.

Trump adviser: Bill must have money for wall

updated: 04/22/2017 2:58 a.m. Comments 5

WASHINGTON -- Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the government spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director said.

Sessions puts 9 'sanctuaries' on notice

posted: 04/22/2017 2:54 a.m. Comments 9

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday demanded that nine jurisdictions produce proof that they are communicating with federal authorities about illegal aliens or risk losing grant funding.

Campaigning, hunting planned by Trump's son

updated: 04/22/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

HELENA, Mont. -- In Montana to campaign for a GOP congressional candidate, Donald Trump Jr. planned a detour long enough to hunt prairie dogs, drawing the ire of animal lovers but understanding among locals who see the furry rodents as pests who decimate crops and livestock.

Trump reassures young illegals

updated: 04/22/2017 2:41 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now living in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" that they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.

GOP bill hits hard at Dodd- Frank

posted: 04/22/2017 1:58 a.m. Comments 3

House Republicans are working to undo regulations put in place under President Barack Obama to rein in Wall Street, offering the industry relief from dozens of rules.

Trump says he will release tax changes package next week

posted: 04/21/2017 2:17 p.m. Comments 6

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax changes package he plans to unveil next week.






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