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President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrationsThe nation's 45th president, Donald Trump, has arrived back at the White House after attending three inaugural balls celebrating his election
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Vice President Mike Pence watches at left as President Donald Trump prepares to sign his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump executive order first strike at ending 'Obamacare'President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that appears aimed squarely at the undoing the health care law's unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump, at The Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US presidentDonald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women" as he takes command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner dance at the Freedom Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensembleMelania Trump and Hillary Clinton both wore Ralph Lauren for Inauguration Day, and the first lady chose Herve Pierre for night
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Toby Keith performs at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
On first day, Trump signs health care executive orderPresident Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care act and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Panel delays vote on DeVos nomination as education secretaryThe Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee is delaying a vote on Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary until Jan. 31, a week later than planned
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Students walk outside Pershing High School, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Detroit. Pershing is one of up to 38 schools in Detroit and other urban communities that the state hopes to close, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons. Despite the announcement, some schools likely will remain open. State officials next will determine whether a closure would be an "unreasonable hardship" for children with no better schools to attend (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could closeMichigan plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump hands over his pen after signing his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
New White House look: Trump gives the Oval Office a makeoverIt took just a few hours for President Donald Trump to give the Oval Office a makeover, including some fresh gold trim
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, his granddaughter Arabella Rose, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump, and the president's wife, Melania Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland securityThe Trump administration is taking little time to put into place the officials overseeing the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Vice President Pence swears in Mattis as defense secretary, Kelly as homeland security secretaryVice President Pence swears in Mattis as defense secretary, Kelly as homeland security secretary
The Associated Press5 hours ago
White House says Trump chief of staff Priebus to issue government-wide order immediately freezing regulationsWhite House says Trump chief of staff Priebus to issue government-wide order immediately freezing regulations
The Associated Press5 hours ago
AP NewsAlertSpokesman: Trump signs executive order ordering federal agencies to ease burden of Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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