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And the winner of the ‘Game of Thrones’ is …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as “Game of Thrones” aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. With ratings predictably huge, the results of the game were a split decision, as they…

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NY bill to let US House see Trump’s state returns narrowed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are seeking to sharply narrow a proposal that would grant congressional committees access to state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of anyone who pays taxes in the state. Amendments filed over the weekend would revise the…

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Man pleads guilty to taking lemur from California zoo

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has agreed to plead guilty to stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that 19-year-old Aquinas Kasbar of Newport Beach agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawfully taking an endangered species.…

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High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, giving him a good chance to get a more than $8,000 fine against him overturned. The case the justices decided 5-4 is a win for Clayvin Herrera and…

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Donald Trump

Packing his bags: Trump plans jet-setting summer of travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel as he heads into 2020. His itinerary will see Air Force One fly more than 36,000 miles — almost 1.5 times the earth’s circumference. The flurry of international travel is a marked change of pace for a president who rarely strays…

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Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child, a judge ruled while noting potential ethical considerations. Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo’s ruling, dated Thursday, gives Peter Zhu’s parents the ability to attempt conception with a…

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After long journey, bear spared by governor returns home

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire’s governor has returned to her home turf near Dartmouth College after traveling thousands of miles since her relocation last June. The state’s Fish and Game Department had decided to euthanize the female black bear and three of her young…

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Don McGahn

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn to defy congressional subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser. The decision is certain to deepen tensions between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.…

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US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly

GENEVA (AP) — The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the sidelines of the start of the World Health Organization’s annual…

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Betsy DeVos

Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in ‘limited’ cases

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said it searched the department’s email system and found a “limited”…

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