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PORTLAND — Lea Vlcek of Elkton describes herself as a long-time feminist. Feminists changed the world for women, she said, opening shelters for battered women, improving women’s health and opening up jobs to women where none had been before.

  • By JESSICA GRESKO, MICHAEL BIESECKER and JACK GILLUM Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the …

  • By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave to former President Barack Obama during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after Trump was inaugurated. (AP Photo/Eva…

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A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access; however, a local timber industry spokesman said state management of federal forest lands cou…

  • MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason.

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Alana Lenihan is in good health and has insurance through her husband’s job at Lowe’s. So she won’t be directly affected by the apparently imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

  • STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press
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NEW YORK — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

  • By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
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NEW YORK (AP) — In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to repla…

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SALEM — Neither snow, nor rain nor the gloom of a big budget shortfall kept lawmakers from travelling to the Oregon state Capitol to take their oath of office Monday and attend the inauguration of Gov. Kate Brown.

  • By EILEEN SULLIVAN, DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE PACE Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, U.S. intelligence agencies declared Friday in the government's first formal allegation supporting sensational claims that T…

  • KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world’s refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have just been a footnote, a forgotten paragraph in a daily blizzard of speeches and press releases.