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Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

By Matt O'Brien | Feb 19
It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders.

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

By Adam Kealoha Causey | Feb 17
Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.

Gun Industry Seeks to Ease Gov't Restrictions on Silencers

Gun Industry Seeks to Ease Gov't Restrictions on Silencers

By Lisa Marie Pane | Feb 16
They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year.

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

By Erica Werner | Feb 16
The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House.

Bucking the Anti-Trade Trend, EU Clears Deal with Canada

Bucking the Anti-Trade Trend, EU Clears Deal with Canada

By Raf Casert | Feb 15
The European Union's parliament approved a trade deal with Canada on Wednesday, extolling the pact as a sign of cooperation at a time when many political forces, including U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, are trying to halt globalization.

AP FACT CHECK: No Trump Order to Deport Welfare Immigrants

AP FACT CHECK: No Trump Order to Deport Welfare Immigrants

By Alicia A. Caldwell | Feb 15
A widely circulated report that President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for the deportation of immigrants who accept government welfare is false.

Recent Trump Win on China Trademark Raises Ethics Questions

Recent Trump Win on China Trademark Raises Ethics Questions

By Erika Kinetz | Feb 14
Each win creates value for Trump's business empire, and ethics questions about his administration.

Hong Kong Ivory Trade Faces Uncertain Future as Bans Loom

Hong Kong Ivory Trade Faces Uncertain Future as Bans Loom

By Kelvin Chan | Feb 13
Beijing plans to start shutting China's ivory carving factories and shops by March and ban local sales by the end of 2017. Hong Kong's blueprint would end local trading by 2021.

Arkansas Considers Banning 'Sex-Selection' Abortions

Arkansas Considers Banning 'Sex-Selection' Abortions

Feb 13
Arkansas would become the eighth state to ban abortions based solely on whether a woman wants to have a girl or a boy under a measure a House panel approved Thursday that is part of a Republican agenda.

Arkansas Doctors Could be Sued Over Banned Abortion Method

Arkansas Doctors Could be Sued Over Banned Abortion Method

By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 12
Does an Arkansas law allow husbands to sue doctors to prevent their wives from undergoing a newly banned abortion procedure? Abortion opponents say no, and a group preparing to challenge the ban says it's theoretically possible but unlikely.

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