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President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He's flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He's tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to  play the role of traditional president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California corrections officials expect to meet a Wednesday, April 26, 2017 deadline to submit revised lethal injection rules to state regulators, trying again with technical changes after the first attempt was rejected in December. While California has long been what one expert calls "a symbolic death penalty state," the nation's most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

California moves - slowly - toward resuming executions

- Associated Press

California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

After conservative session, GOP lawmakers say more to come

- Associated Press

Fresh off their success in pushing through a conservative agenda in the session that ended Saturday, Iowa Republicans say they're already looking ahead to next year.