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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump highlighted his efforts to promote religious freedom at home and abroad during an unusually raucous appearance before the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

“To protect faith communities, I have taken historic action to defend religious liberty, including the constitutional right to pray in public schools,” he told the crowd of 3,000 faith leaders who were primarily Christians.

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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington.

The U.S. State Department removed a National Public Radio reporter from the press pool for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming foreign trip, a press association and NPR said on Monday, days after Pompeo angrily responded to another NPR journalist's interview with him.

The removal of NPR reporter Michele Kelemen, who was part of the traveling pool of correspondents with Pompeo on his planned trip to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asia, can be seen only as retaliation for her colleague's interview, the State Department Correspondents' Association (SDCA) said.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

U.S. federal health officials say there are now five confirmed cases of the new China-based coronavirus and say they expect more.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control respiratory disease office, Nancy Messonnier, said Sunday all five victims had direct contact with others in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the disease is believed to have started.

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Security personnel wear face masks as they stand at the gate of the Shanghai Disney Resort, which announced that it will be closed indefinitely from Saturday, in Shanghai, Jan. 25, 2020.

Sports fans around the world are struggling to find words to describe how they feel about the sudden death of retired U.S. basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in the hills outside Los Angeles. They reportedly were on their way to a basketball tournament for youngsters.

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People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called it his "profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.

He used his speech to attack Democrats as embracing "radical and extreme positions" on abortion and praised those attending the event, saying "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House."

Trump once declared in a 1999 interview that "I am pro-choice in every respect." Now, as he heads into the 2020 election, Trump continues to reach out to the white evangelical voters who have proven to be among his most loyal backers.

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President Donald Trump speaks at a March for Life rally, Jan. 24, 2020, on the National Mall in Washington.

The Trump administration is unveiling new visa restrictions aimed at restricting "birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.

The State Department plans to publicize the rules Thursday, according to two officials with knowledge of the plans who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The rules would make it more difficult for pregnant women to travel on a tourist visa. In one draft of the regulations, they would have to clear an additional hurdle before obtaining the visa — convincing a consular officer they have another legitimate reason to come to the U.S.

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FILE - Federal agents enter upscale apartment complex where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation, Irvine, Calif., March 3, 2015.

The effort to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday began four days after his assassination on April 4, 1968. However, it took more than 15 years for that to happen.

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FILE - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in a steady rain in Washington, Jan. 18, 2015.

CHICAGO - Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago's Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read "No War in Iran."

Some 200 people marched in the bitter cold near Boston, while a few dozen people demonstrated on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and at similarly sized gatherings across the U.S.

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FILE - Protesters of President Donald Trump's military action in Iraq gather across the Chicago River from the Trump Tower in Chicago.

WASHINGTON - Demonstrators chanting "No war on Iran" rallied Saturday in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to protest the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a U.S. drone strike. 

Outside the White House, around 200 people gathered as part of a wave of rallies called by left-leaning organizations. They chanted slogans including, "No justice, no peace, U.S. out of the Middle East." 

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With the White House in the background, antiwar activists march in Washington, Jan. 4, 2020, to protest the U.S. drone attack that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - Marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. 

Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the Chinese American Heritage Foundation that marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. victory in World War II and honored the sacrifices of women and minorities in the military. 

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The China Airlines float was the winner of the International Award at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2020.

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