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Pence takes aim at AP...Top Democrat lashes out at Trump... Trump supporters demonstrate across US

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 7:40 p.m.



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is lashing out at The Associated Press. He's criticizing the AP for listing his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana's governor. In a tweet, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, the AP "violated her privacy and our security." The AP reported the Pences used their AOL accounts to conduct official business since at least 2013.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says President Donald Trump is making "the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them." Rep. Adam Schiff of California is referring to Trump's charge on Twitter today that former President Barack Obama ordered that Trump Tower be wiretapped during the election campaign. It's not clear what prompted Trump's charge.

NEW YORK (AP) —People who voted for Donald Trump are rallying today across the country to show their support for the nation's 45th president. Scores of people rallied in Virginia Beach, Virginia, during a "March 4 Trump" demonstration. The Virginian-Pilot reports around 200 Trump backers showed up for the event at Mount Trashmore Park. Some held American flags and others wore "Make America Great Again" hats and Trump T-shirts.

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a New York man accused of repeatedly traveling to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or another extremist group says "what he needs is counseling and support, not imprisonment." Elvis Redzepagic, of Commack (KOH'-mak), Long Island, is being held without bail after appearing in federal court today. The 26-year-old U.S. citizen is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is setting an economic growth for this year of "around 6.5 percent or higher if possible," down from last year's 6.7 percent expansion but among the fastest in the world. A government report also calls for more job creation, stronger exports and better energy efficiency. Chinese growth has declined steadily since 2010 as leaders try to develop a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on trade and investment.

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