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Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department has worked arm in arm with the Department of Homeland Security to cover the most ground when it comes to implementing the Trump administration's priorities. (Associated Press/File)

Sessions helps stabilize volatile Justice Department in first 100 days

- The Washington Times

The Justice Department has had perhaps the roughest ride of any Cabinet branch during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, facing hostile judges who have blocked the president’s immigration plans, the ouster of the acting attorney general and even accusations of racism leveled against Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing for attorney general.

The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened up a vicious fight over the integrity of the intelligence community. (Associated Press)

Trump made right call in firing Flynn, White House says

- The Washington Times

In the wake of a new Pentagon investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn receiving payment from foreign governments, the White House said Thursday that President Trump “made the right call at the right time” in firing Mr. Flynn as his national security adviser.

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Omarosa Manigault, political aide and communications director for the Office of Public Liaison at the White House under President Donald Trump's administration, speaks at the Women's Power Luncheon of the 2017 National Action Network convention, in New York, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Manigault was a contestant on Trump's reality competition series, "The Apprentice." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration.

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

Associated Press

Minority rights groups on Thursday told federal judges that Texas needs new election maps for 2018, which would likely boost Democratic candidates, following three recent court findings that Republicans intentionally discriminated against Hispanic and black voters.

A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe

- Associated Press

As Arkansas moved ahead Thursday with plans to execute a fourth inmate in eight days, The Associated Press checked into executions during the same period in other countries where the death penalty is regularly carried out.

Correction: Immunity-Q&A story

Associated Press

In a March 31 story about the process for receiving immunity, The Associated Press in one location erroneously identified Robert Kelner as the attorney for President Donald Trump. He is the lawyer for Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.

Mike O'Donnell, of Wellington, Co., with Burris Optics, polishes a scope ahead of the NRA convention, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. The NRA is holding its 146th annual meetings and exhibits forum at the Georgia World Congress Center with President Donald Trump slated to speak Friday. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

- Associated Press

Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta.