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Trump says Sessions criticism bogus...Trump on school choice...Pot privacy

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2017 at 6:55 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "a total witch hunt!" Some Democrats are calling for Sessions' resignation after he failed to mention during his confirmation hearing that he had twice spoken with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. Sessions has agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

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, 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.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers who are worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump's administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers from federal snoopers. The committee that crafts Oregon's pot policies is proposing legislation that requires marijuana businesses to destroy customers' personal information within 48 hours.

WASHINGTON (AP) —There's keen interest today in scheduled remarks by Fed Chair Janet Yellen in Chicago on the topic of the Fed's economic outlook. And investors will be looking for any hint of how likely the central bank is to raise its key short-term rate after its next meeting wraps up on March 15.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is taking new steps to confront its past ties to slavery. It's hosting a conference today exploring the historical ties between slavery and early universities, including Harvard. Harvard unveiled a plaque last year honoring four slaves who lived and worked on campus in the 1700s. Harvard Law also has dropped an emblem that was tied to a slave-owning family. Harvard's conference will be streamed online.

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