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The Latest: Senate approves nominee for No. 2 at Interior

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The Senate has approved David Bernhardt, a lawyer/lobbyist from Colorado, as deputy Interior secretary, second in command to Interior Secretary Ryan ZInke. More>>

Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP's chance to keep vow

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The Senate plans a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's a mystery what they are voting on. More>>

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

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A Republican congressman says it's "absolutely repugnant" that the GOP-led Senate has failed to vote to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law and he is singling out "some female senators from the Northeast.". More>>

The Latest: Trump's son-in-law denies colluding with Russia

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law says that he only had four contacts with Russians during the campaign and presidential transition and that none of them were improper. More>>

Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

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President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered". More>>

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules

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A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

House moves to fill VA's budget gap despite vets' objections

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The leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars is slamming a House plan to fill a sudden budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

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From ministers to bankers, American black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot. More>>

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner Video included

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4 meetings with Russians that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress. More>>

Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime

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Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense. More>>

Trump tells reporter to be "quiet"

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President Donald Trump told a reporter asking questions to be "quiet.". More>>

Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

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A federal judge has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter information from the states. More>>

The Latest: Democrats offer 'Better Deal' in populist pitch

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Democrats are trying to bounce back from their November election losses and rebrand themselves, rolling out a populist new message under the headline "A Better Deal.". More>>

Justice Dept. pick could face questions on Russian bank ties

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President Donald Trump's pick for a top Justice Department post could face questions about his work for a Russian bank with ties to President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Dramatic Scalise shooting audio appears in ad for Senate bid

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Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month's shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights. More>>

Maldives opposition says lawmakers storm locked parliament

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The Maldivian opposition party says some opposition lawmakers have stormed the parliament compound after it was padlocked by military members in a bid to prevent lawmakers from voting to impeach the parliamentary speaker. More>>

Promising 'A Better Deal,' Democrats try to rebrand party

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Democrats are trying to bounce back from their November election losses and rebrand themselves, rolling out a populist new message under the headline "A Better Deal.". More>>

No Russia collusion, Trump son-in-law Kushner tells Congress Video included

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Congressional investigators probing Russia's meddling in the U.S. election will this week have their first opportunity to hear from someone in President Donald Trump's innermost circle: son-in-law Jared Kushner. More>>

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

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Black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot, citing a desire to protect themselves and fears about today's political climate. More>>

Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

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Sweden's prime minister says a security leak in the transport agency two years ago was "a disaster," but it's unclear what damage it may have caused. More>>

No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times

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Fox clarifies, but doesn't apologize for a weekend story suggesting reporting in The New York Times foiled an attempt to capture the Islamic State's leader two years ago. More>>

The Latest: McConnell calls for GOP dissenters to back bill

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President Donald Trump has a message for Republican lawmakers deliberating the latest proposed health care bill: this is your last chance. More>>

Trump's new messenger says briefings back on camera

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President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room. More>>

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

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The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. More>>

Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of US plane

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The Pentagon says the pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula. More>>

National Weather Service cancels its union contract

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The National Weather Service is canceling its contract with 3,800 workers. More>>

A vacant White House job: first pet Video included

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Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside. More>>

A frustrated Trump lashes out at Republicans

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Trump lashes out at Republicans, accusing them of doing little to 'protect' him and predicting dire consequences if they fail to end 'Obamacare'. More>>

Trump to speak to thousands of Scouts at their W. Va. summit

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President Donald Trump speaks to thousands Boy Scouts late Monday at their summit in West Virginia. More>>

President's vetoes mark latest stage in Polish legal battle

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Critics who argue that legislation proposed by Poland's ruling party would give politicians undue influence victory over judges secure a victory as the country's president announces he will veto two of the package's three bills. More>>

The Latest: Dog-walker saw chainsaw suspect in Swiss woods

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Swiss police say that five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following a chainsaw attack in the northern city of Schaffhausen. More>>

Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying

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Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department. More>>

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

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One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump. More>>

Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

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The U.S. has a mixed bag of laws on whether older high-rise apartment buildings must install fire sprinklers that weren't required when the towers were first built. More>>

Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

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China's ruling Communist Party says a rising star once tipped for a top leadership post is under investigation. More>>

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

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While most U.S. cities mandate sprinklers in newly built high-rises, many older residential towers lack the safety measure. More>>

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

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Republicans favor dropping deduction for state and local taxes, a break that mostly benefits heavily Democratic states. More>>

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms

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A House committee has unveiled a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall. More>>

Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

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Following agreement reached by Republicans and Democrats, Trump is expected to support sanctions package aimed at Russia and requiring congressional backing before penalties can be eased by the executive branch. More>>

Trump's new message guru wants 'a more positive mojo'

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President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the 'reset button' and hopes to generate 'more positive mojo' than his predecessor. More>>

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

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A U.S. lawmakers says a detained American college student has been released by Chinese authorities a week after his arrest for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was reportedly roughing up the student's mother. More>>

White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

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Trump, GOP-led Congress on a possible collision course over a Russia sanctions package that demands Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties to be leveled against Moscow. More>>

Pelosi urges Dems to oppose intel bill over expedited rule

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging House Democrats to oppose the relatively routine intelligence authorization bill, complaining that Republicans are rushing it without a full and open debate on issues. More>>

Russian ambassador to US concludes assignment

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Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak _ a high-profile figure in the controversy over the Trump administration's Russian contacts _ has concluded his assignment in Washington. More>>

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'

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The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators Friday to reject their efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. More>>

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

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The Senate will move forward with a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it. More>>

Trump tweets frustration with Republicans, health care

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Trump expresses his frustration with Republicans, saying they "do very little to protect their President". More>>

Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

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Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?. More>>

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, paving the way for passage of the popular bill before Congress departs for the August recess. More>>

US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

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Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. More>>

Groups make DIY bike lanes to show US cities what could be

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Activists frustrated by the state of the roads in cities such as Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Boston are taking a do-it-yourself approach to improving them. More>>

Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

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Jared Kushner discloses an additional $10 million in assets as wife Ivanka Trump reports assets of at least $66 million. More>>

Abe denies abusing influence in Japan favoritism scandal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denies misusing influence to help a friend in a growing favoritism scandal, as support ratings for his Cabinet sink. More>>

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

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President Donald trump has fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

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President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship. More>>

Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

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Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial. More>>

Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911. More>>

Virginia governor's debate revolves around 'dangerous' Trump

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The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor clash at their opening debate over Trump, health care, immigration, and social issues. More>>

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader. More>>

Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap

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House committee's plan would redirect $2 billion in VA programs to cover budget shortfall in medical care. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

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AP-NORC Poll: 62 percent say feds should make sure that all Americans have health care coverage as public opinion shifts. More>>

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court. More>>

The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

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In a barrage of tweets, Trump asserts he has "complete power" to issue pardons _ and defends his son and takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton. More>>

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

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Shoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into 18 cities. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Virginia to help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that will officially be turned over to the Navy. More>>

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

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Critics: President Donald Trump's performance in the White House is making it harder for Republicans _ and billionaires _ in the coming elections. More>>

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

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Thousands are gathering in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro from proceeding with his plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up Video included

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As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team. More>>

The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

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A pro-democracy movement in Poland says that former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa will join a protest they are holding against new legislation that gives politicians significant control of the nation's top court. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

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Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators. More>>

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

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Russia's Defense Ministry says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the East Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus. More>>

Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television Video included

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He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television. More>>

The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

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President Donald Trump is complaining about a Washington Post report that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. said he discussed election-related issues with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions when the men met during the 2016 presidential race. More>>

Germany reaches out to Turkish-rooted citizens over crisis

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Germany's foreign minister has tried to reach out to the country's Turkish-rooted citizens, saying the crisis between both countries isn't directed against them. More>>

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has issued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week. More>>

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

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A federal judge has issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is targeted by a national anti-abortion group. More>>

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

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Special commission of Poland's Senate has summarily reviewed and approved a contentious bill that gives politicians influence on the nation's top court and has sent the to the Senate for a vote on Friday. More>>

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

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An unarmed Australian woman's fatal shooting by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's Somali community. More>>

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has added more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million to his revised personal financial disclosure. More>>

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

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Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave. More>>

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says there is still a path to getting a health care bill passed, despite "a handful of holdouts.". More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Scaramucci tells Trump 'yes,' then apologizes for past words

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One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump. More>>

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team Video included

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New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright' Video included

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White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says he supports incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci "100 percent.". More>>

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions. More>>

Ginsburg: Justices felt Trump travel ban 'too restrictive'

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Trump administration was "too restrictive" in deciding what family relationships qualify as close enough to avoid the ban on travel from six mostly Muslim counties. More>>

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

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Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC to advise private equity firms, according to one of his brothers. More>>

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier. More>>

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

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Two former top intelligence officials are harshly criticizing President Donald Trump for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Kislyak says he and Sessions discussed campaign

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White House aide Kellyanne Conway says it's only fair to expose any conflicts of interest of the people helping Robert Mueller examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. More>>

Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

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An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year is suggesting that he resign because he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. More>>

Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

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The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive. More>>

The Latest: Abortion restrictions in health bill questioned

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The nations' largest doctors group, the American Medical Association, is telling senators it's time to stop trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare.". More>>

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. More>>

US counterterror official says Islamic State still a threat

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A top U.S. counterterrorism official says the threat from Islamic State militants remains. More>>

Sessions: Officials should consider harm of sanctuary city Video included

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Attorney General headed to Philadelphia on Friday to discuss so-called sanctuary cities. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Trump to review security risks from fewer US factories

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President Donald Trump plans to review the U.S. manufacturing base and supply chains because of possible national security risks. More>>

Trump names lawyer as new acting ethics chief

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The White House has named a veteran lawyer to oversee the government's ethics agency until a new permanent chief is selected. More>>

Trump's new Ukraine envoy to visit country's embattled east

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The Trump administration's new special representative for Ukraine negotiations is making his first trip to embattled eastern Ukraine. More>>

Capitol Hill Buzz: Past budget office heads seek respect

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has taken a lot of abuse lately as Republicans from the White House on down have worked to discredit its inconvenient analyses of GOP health legislation. More>>

Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. More>>

Ryan pitches tax reform at shoe factory as protesters gather

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to tour a New Balance sneaker factory. More>>

Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

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A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce data system gave hackers access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states. More>>

The Latest: Americans to need special passport for NKorea

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The State Department says Americans who seek to travel to North Korea will need a "special validation passport" after a ban on U.S. citizens traveling there takes effect. More>>

Iran says US failing to live up to nuke deal commitments

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A senior Iranian official is accusing the United States of not living up to its side of the nuclear agreement that Washington and five other world powers signed with Tehran. More>>

Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor Video included

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Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

Tillerson urges Qatar's neighbors to lift land blockade

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Qatar's neighbors to lift a land blockade as a "sign of good faith" in negotiations to resolve the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis. More>>

Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlement

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An Australian official says his government is disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees will not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates Trump's administration. More>>

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

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The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort. More>>

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

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An art exhibition opens at Pitesti Prison, a gruesome lockup where communists incarcerated, tortured and killed political prisoners almost 70 years ago. More>>

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles Video included

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Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles. More>>

Turkish president accuses Germany of scaring off investors

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, including one German. More>>

Panel: Kentucky gov did nothing wrong in home purchase

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A state ethics commission unanimously dismisses pair of complaints against Kentucky governor over purchase of home from a campaign donor. More>>

The Latest: Germany put defense exports to Turkey on hold

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, which included one German. More>>

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

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Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion. More>>

Scaramucci under consideration for top White House job

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New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director. More>>

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic

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A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night. More>>

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead Video included

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America.". More>>

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter Video included

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Cancer, calls to Graham, work from bed latest chapters in McCain chronicles. More>>

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on Video included

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Trump's extraordinary public denouncement of AG Sessions reflects long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies. More>>

Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension funds

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A Brazilian judge has seized about $2.8 million in pension funds of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his recent corruption conviction. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances Video included

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election. More>>

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

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Justice Department officials are announcing a takedown of an internet marketplace for drugs, counterfeit goods, weapons and other illicit items. More>>

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

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The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO. More>>

Groups to train volunteers to record police interactions

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Civil rights groups say they plan to train large numbers of volunteers on the best ways to record law enforcement with cell phone cameras to discourage police misconduct in minority communities. More>>

The Latest: Health care bill set for vote faces uphill climb

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a revised version of the Senate Republican health care bill would increase the number of uninsured people by 22 million by 2026. More>>

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

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Not everyone needs a brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's, but new research suggests PET scans may lead to treatment changes for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down. More>>

The Latest: Despite criticism, Sessions says he's staying on Video included

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Sen. Rand Paul is agreeing with President Donald Trump that Attorney General Jeff Sessions shouldn't have recused himself from the federal probe into whether Trump's campaign got Russian help in last year's election. More>>

US seeks Syrian solution, but Assad doesn't have to go first

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President Donald Trump's counterterrorism adviser says the U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and will not insist that President Bashar Assad be ousted first. More>>

DOJ seeks to waive Harley-Davidson air-pollution punishment

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The Trump administration is seeking to waive part of the penalty Harley Davidson Inc. agreed to last year to settle environmental violations involving racing tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher-than-allowed levels of air pollution. More>>

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. More>>

Teachers union chief: School choice rooted in segregation

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Head of a leading national teachers' union under fire for saying that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism. More>>

Trump's envoy picks hesitate on question of Russian meddling

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Several of President Donald Trump's nominees for key ambassador posts are declining to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to meddle in the election. More>>

Trump, Mattis: US winning fight against Islamic State group

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President Donald Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as he visits the Pentagon. More>>

Ex-Rep. Regula, Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms, dies

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Ralph Regula, a former Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House, has died at the age of 92. More>>

US condemns deadliest day of violence in Ukraine this year

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The United States is condemning an outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine, calling it the deadliest 24-hour period so far this year. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

US praises Sudan on counterterrorism despite blacklist

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The Trump administration is praising Sudan for improving its counterterrorism record despite keeping it on a blacklist of countries that sponsor terrorism. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls McCain to wish him well Video included

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The junior senator from Arizona says Sen. John McCain told him about his brain tumor only at the end of a telephone conversation, saying he was "feeling fine, but I might have some chemotherapy in my future.". More>>

Analysis: Trump Sessions comments show penchant for shaming Video included

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The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest example of the ease with which Trump is willing to air grievances about members of his team. More>>

Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderful

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Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful.". More>>

Republicans target arbitration rule for consumers

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Republicans in Congress are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute. More>>

Trump cutting hundreds of planned regulations

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Trump is culling hundreds of proposed regulations, a move meant to boost economic growth. More>>

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

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The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who once equated abortion and slavery to a lifetime appointment on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. More>>

House backs road in remote Alaska wildlife refuge

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The House has approved legislation allowing a proposed road through a remote national wildlife refuge in Alaska that was rejected by the Obama administration. More>>

Senate Judiciary Committee approves FBI director nomination

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice to head the FBI. More>>

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

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James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal. More>>

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

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President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. More>>

Q&A: How Trump could help sink Obama health law

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How Trump could help sink Obama health law by withholding subsidy payments to insurers and declining to enforce the mandate to buy coverage. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it

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AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on health care overhaul; only 13 percent back "Obamacare" repeal without a replacement. More>>

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

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Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova's Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system. More>>

House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

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Vulnerable House Republicans are defiant in their support for an unpopular health bill that collapsed in the Senate. More>>

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

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President Donald Trump says it's probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. More>>

Attorneys general: Keep protections for sex assault victims

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Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. More>>

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

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Rural hospitals face prospect of struggling to stay viable as Republicans in Congress consider everything from outright repeal to gradual phase-out of Medicaid expansion. More>>

Report: Trump ends covert plan to arm Syrian rebels

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President Donald Trump had decided to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Azerbaijan sentences Russian blogger to 3 years in prison

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled region of the country. More>>

Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: 3 top Trump insiders to talk to Senate panels

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr says he is not going to the White House while his panel is investigating Russian election meddling and ties to the Trump campaign. More>>

Trump stops hundreds of planned regulations

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Trump is culling hundreds of proposed regulations, a move meant to boost economic growth. More>>

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

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President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More>>

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type Video included

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Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. More>>

McCain aide: Senator 'recovering comfortably' after surgery Video included

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Sen. John McCain's office says the Arizona Republican continues to recover following recent surgery to remove a blot clot. More>>

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