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'Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars'

President Trump: "Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars." (AP)
President Trump, who cited the drug trade to justify his immigration proposals, says the U.S. is a "drug-infested nation."

Haley reasserts support for 2-state solution

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations and the Arab League on Thursday issued a joint statement in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A day after a confusing Trump message, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley firmly expresses U.S. backing for separate Israeli and Palestinian states.

Mattis: No U.S. collaboration with Russia

Mattis: No U.S. collaboration with Russia. (Getty Images)
Defense Secretary James Mattis says he doesn't anticipate any joint military operations with Russia.

White House says it will revise travel ban

Gwendalynn Roebeke, left, is among dozens of people at a travel ban protest at the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
"The president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing ... litigation," its filing says.

Setbacks are media fiction, Trump says

Trump: ‘The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake.’
The president spars with members of the press in a contentious Q&A session.

Trump's pick for Israel post heckled at hearing

David Friedman is heckled at a Senate confirmation hearing. (Getty Images)
The heated opposition to David Friedman's nomination erupted as soon as he began his opening statement.

Trump dismisses setbacks as media fiction

U.S. President Trump announces new Labor secretary nominee Acosta at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)
At a White House press conference, the president says his administration is working "like a fine-tuned machine."

Trump's big boast about the stock market

Trump suggests the stock market surge is just getting started. (Yahoo Finance)
The president is paying attention to the story that markets were most excited about after the election: tax reform.

Senate sets date for Supreme Court hearings

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, meets with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Senate Judiciary Committee schedules confirmation proceedings for Neil Gorsuch, the president's nominee.

Judge says Bridgegate complaint can proceed

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP)
A criminal complaint against N.J. Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will go forward.

Senate confirms Trump’s budget chief

Senate confirms Trump’s budget chief, Rep. Mick Mulvaney. (AP)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina squeaked through the Senate on a 51-49 vote.

Trump announces new labor secretary pick

Trump chooses Alexander Acosta as new labor secretary choice. (AP)
Alexander Acosta, former National Labor Relations Board member, replaces Andrew Puzder, an official says.

Big banks push to ease money-laundering rules

Big banks push to ease money-laundering rules. (AP)
Big banks argue that regulations imposed after September 11 attacks are onerous and ineffective.

President Trump does an about-face on leaks

President Trump (AP)
During the campaign, he embraced leaks that damaged Hillary Clinton. Now that he’s battling them, his tone has changed.

Russia must honor Ukraine deal: Tillerson

Saudis voice optimism about relations with US under Trump
The new secretary of state meets with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for the first time.
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