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A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols as part of security measures for President Donald Trump's stay at at his private club Mar-a-Lago, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: Trump calls for wall, travel ban after attackPresident Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart "in a short while" to discuss Friday's "tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life."
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Jarell Richey, 35, is a student at Community College Preparatory Academy in southeast Washington, poses for a photo Oct. 24, 2017. Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents yet an extremely competitive job market, Washington is experimenting with adult education. The district has opened more than a dozen adult schools, both charter and traditional public ones that serve around 5,100 students. Richey, 35, is enrolled in an IT program at the school. “There is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope,” said Richey, who was paralyzed in a shooting and served six years on drug charges. “Everything is OK.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Faced with high illiteracy rates, DC pushes adult learningFaced with high illiteracy and competitive economy, DC experiments with adult learning
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FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz.  A federal lawsuit set to go to trial Dec. 2017, marks the latest in a series of legal actions brought against Arpaio based on allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary.  The malicious-prosecution lawsuit was filed by one of Sen. Jeff Flake’s sons, who alleges Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in a bid to do political damage to the senator and garner publicity for the lawman. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
Sheriff Arpaio pursued case to hurt Sen. Flake, lawsuit saysThe adult son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has sued former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the case is set to go to trial next month
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Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to mediaIvanka Trump is condemning tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be "OFF limits."
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. A lawyer for former national security adviser Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probeFlynn's legal team may be maneuvering to cooperate with prosecutors in Russia investigation
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President Donald Trump prepares to hand out sandwiches to members of the U.S. Coast Guard at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump, Turkish leader discuss Syrian crisis in phone callPresident Donald Trump spoke Friday with Turkey's president "about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East" before hitting the links with Tiger Woods and pro golfer Dustin Johnson
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, with from left, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The White House has already begun work on one of Trump’s next priorities: welfare reform. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans. In October, Trump said at a Cabinet meeting that welfare reform was “becoming a very, very big subject, and people are taking advantage of the system.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows itTrump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it
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Clue in Mail Bomb Sent to Obama: Cat Hair Under LabelA 46-year-old Texas woman faces a host of charges after she allegedly mailed explosives to then-President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and former Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin. Julia Poff of Sealy had been repeatedly denied Social Security benefits and was also upset with the handling of a...
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Flynn Move Could Be Ominous News for TrumpIs former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special investigation? Sources tell the AP and the New York Times that Flynn's legal team has informed Trump's lawyers that they can no longer discuss the investigation with them, a move that suggests Flynn is now either working...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2016, file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., laughs during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken has spent much of his nine years as senator trying to shed his funnyman image and digging into issues. That rising trajectory has been interrupted by allegations that he forcibly kissed one woman and squeezed another’s buttocks without their permission.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'In wake of 4 women accusing him of inappropriate touching, Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, speaks next to Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election activity and technology on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Congress returns from its Thanksgiving break, some Republicans would like to wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging on an almost daily basis, that timeline seems unlikely. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Committees looking into Russian meddling not done yetCongressional committees looking into Russian meddling in presidential election not done yet
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, speaks at the Macomb County Republican Party dinner in Warren, Mich. As Bannon drafts his team of challengers to the old guard, the new guard is increasingly aligned not by ideology, but by their history of support for the president. Republicans who have criticized the president’s more controversial statements, or have been slow to embrace him, are out. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyaltyLoyalty to Trump, not ideology, often the litmus test for Bannon-sponsored candidates
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