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Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban – mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way.

White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

The White House counsel’s office has instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday.

Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent

Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient Roman basilica. Ash Wednesday begins the Catholic Church’s annual Lenten period of reflection in preparation for Easter.

Trump fact check: President takes credit he hasn’t earned

President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one-sided account of the costs and benefits to the economy from immigration – ignoring the upside.

‘Black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota oil pipeline battle

Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned to court Tuesday in an 11th-hour push to keep the Dakota Access pipeline from carrying its first crude oil.

Home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year

U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of available property. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.6 percent, the most since January 2016.

SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk – the company’s founder and chief executive officer – announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA’s legendary moon pad.

Trump: ‘I haven’t called Russia in 10 years’

President Donald Trump rejected calls for an independent investigation of his ties to Russia, telling a group of business leaders Monday that he hasn’t called Russia in a decade. At the start of a White House meeting with health care executives, a reporter asked Trump whether a special prosecutor should be assigned to investigate allegations of Russian meddling during the election.

U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics, poll shows

In the days after President Donald Trump’s election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement from future voters who may alter America’s political landscape in 2020 – or even in next year’s midterm elections.

Trump urges insurers to work together to ‘save Americans from Obamacare’

President Donald Trump met with major health insurers Monday morning, in the midst of intensifying public pressure to preserve the law and political divisions over how to best dismantle and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law.