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Trump visits private school...Report: Pence used private email...Trump defends Sessions

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2017 at 2:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — School choice is the likely message today as President Donald Trump visits a private, religious school in Florida. The president will tour St. Andrews Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, where he is expected to drop in on a couple of classrooms, and meet with parents, teachers and administrators. Critics say it shows Trump's hostility toward public schools.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A published report says Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor, but spokesman Marc Lotter says Pence took steps to ensure that state-related emails were transferred and properly archived by the state. The Indianapolis Star reports security items were discussed using the private account.

WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump is crying "witch hunt" in response to questions about his attorney general's contact with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. Sessions has recused himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. He acted after it was revealed that he twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have issued an arrest warrant for one North Korean and freed another in the investigation of the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader. In all, Malaysia is looking for seven North Korean suspects, four of whom are believed to have left the country. The only people in custody are two women accused of smearing his face with the banned nerve agent VX.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State high school's annual dance marathon is being dedicated to a fallen state trooper who was struck by a car and killed while on duty last year. South Glens Falls High School in Saratoga County kicks off its 40th annual dance marathon tonight. Organizers say more than 800 students will dance into tomorrow night to raise money for charity. Since the event began in 1978, it has raised more than $5.6 million. Trooper Timothy Pratt graduated from the school.

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