Israeli, Polish presidents join Holocaust remembrance march

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Israel and Poland joined thousands of others Thursday for a Holocaust remembrance event at the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, hoping to put recent tensions behind them.

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  • Written by By VANESSA GERA , Associated Press

Anchorage voters first in the nation to reject bathroom bill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth.

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  • Written by By MARK THIESSEN , Associated Press

House GOP seeks stricter work requirements on food stamps

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are proposing sweeping new work mandates on the nation's more than 40 million food stamp recipients as they kick off debate on a politically-freighted election-year overhaul of the government's food and farm programs.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press

Pompeo defends Trump on Russia, won't talk about Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, the CIA director nominated to be secretary of state, defended the Trump administration's efforts to push back on aggression from Russia at his confirmation hearing Thursday while suggesting more sanctions on Moscow are still needed. Yet he dodged repeatedly when Democrats tried to pin him down on President Donald Trump's handling of the special investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens facing more calls to resign

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens faced mounting calls to resign Thursday following allegations of unwanted sexual aggression toward a woman, but his defense attorneys argued that a criminal indictment against him should be dismissed because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct.

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  • Written by By DAVID A. LIEB and SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press