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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. More>>

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches Video included

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The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. More>>

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

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New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. More>>

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

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Trump faces an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama. More>>

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

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President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban. More>>

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

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Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them. More>>

McCain doesn't back GOP health care bill, drawing Trump ire

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McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort. More>>

First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US

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Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's embarking on her first solo trip and leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members. More>>

Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

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Federal investigators say they are reviewing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on official business to see if it complied with government travel regulations. More>>

Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

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New federal rules allow universities to require higher standard of evidence when investigating allegations of sexual assault. More>>

Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

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The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. More>>

Trump assures voters Strange is a stronger Senate candidate

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Campaigning in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff, Trump assures voters Strange a stronger candidate than Moore in general election. More>>

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

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Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. More>>

Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

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A U.S. trade commission is preparing to consider whether to recommend tariffs on imported solar panels. More>>

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

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Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads. More>>

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. More>>

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

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The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. More>>

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.". More>>

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

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President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators. More>>

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is praising Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore just hours before President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign rally for Moore's rival. More>>

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

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Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it. More>>

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

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Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led to bankruptcy and layoffs. More>>

Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is bashing the latest Republican effort to overhaul the health care system and touting his own government-run health care plan before an adoring California audience. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes

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A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

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Republicans are feeling the heat to succeed in 'Obamacare' replacement effort. More>>

Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has vote

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. More>>

First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

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Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting. More>>

New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race

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A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after opponents disrupted it. More>>

Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war? Video included

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In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

Syrian activist, journalist daughter found dead in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul. More>>

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

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A government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash the tyrant's crimes. More>>

The Latest: Panel votes against cheaper solar panel imports

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A U.S. trade panel has found that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to U.S. solar manufacturers. More>>

GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

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An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin, home state of the measure's co-sponsor. More>>

Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

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President Donald Trump is dismissing investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny. More>>

Macron signs decrees to implement major labor reform

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French President Emmanuel Macron has signed Friday five decrees paving the way to the implementation of labor measures aimed at boosting growth, his first major reform since his election. More>>

US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

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The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria. More>>

Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss

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President Donald Trump heaps praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown following an attempted coup last year. More>>

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

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Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview. More>>

US Senate contender has history of provocative comments

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The firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama has a history of provocative comments. More>>

The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. More>>

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower last year. More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

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President Trump's political muscle is about to get tested in a Republican runoff election. More>>

On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events. More>>

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. More>>

House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan

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House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. More>>

World leaders sounding like Trump at the UN

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World leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

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South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

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AP Explains: Japan, despite having suffered atomic bomb attacks, refuses to join nuclear powers and NATO in signing a nuclear ban treaty. More>>

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

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Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law. More>>

Former Obama officials launch legal group to challenge DeVos

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Former Obama appointees launch legal group to challenge DeVos on student loans, discrimination. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

Investigators: Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airport

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Investigators have cited failures by the pilots of a plane that overran a LaGuardia Airport runway while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. More>>

The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health bill

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Analysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska. More>>

Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

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Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

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Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

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Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

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AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?. More>>

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

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New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers. More>>

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

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Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says. More>>

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

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Trump administration report points to Egyptian human rights abuses, anti-democracy actions. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson won't disclose Trump's Iran decision

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President Donald Trump says he's reached a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal _ but he won't say what it is. More>>

Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington. More>>

Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks

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Iran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation. More>>

Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activists

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Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful.". More>>

Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but says their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul is premature. More>>

The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

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The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the presidential election. More>>

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

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Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, offered "private briefings" to Russian billionaire during campaign. More>>

Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington. More>>

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

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President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review. More>>

GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo more than $10 billion for its illegal sales practices scandal but instead settled for $100 million, according to documents released by Congressional Republicans on Tuesday. More>>

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. More>>

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

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A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. More>>

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the administration's response to a meeting at Trump Tower last year. More>>

Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

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President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline Video included

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President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'. More>>

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

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A government watchdog says travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

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The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States. More>>

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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More than 40 countries so far have signed on to the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but the nuclear powers want no part of it. More>>

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

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The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's backed by over 100 countries, but nuclear-armed nations want no part of it. More>>

'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

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The United States says it will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have flooded out of Myanmar. More>>

Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, co-author of GOP 'Obamacare' repeal bill, implores colleague to back the legislation 'with all its imperfections.'. More>>

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

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The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War. More>>

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

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President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country. More>>

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

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An internal government watchdog says cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the EPA does not manage its Superfund staff effectively. More>>

Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

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The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl. More>>

US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence

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The United States is pressuring the Iraqi Kurds and their regional government to abandon a planned referendum on independence. More>>

NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans.". More>>

The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger. More>>

Melania Trump to UN: 'Come together' for good of children Video included

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First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" and "come together" to help improve the lives of children. More>>

The Latest: Trump says GOP health care law has 'good chance'

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President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law. More>>

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

Trump heard about Mideast peace as a boy, now wants to solve Video included

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President Donald Trump threatens the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. More>>

Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Afghan president details US strategy for Afghanistan

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Afghanistan's president says the Trump administration has a four-year objective to bring 80 percent of Afghanistan back under the government's control. More>>

Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president's tenure

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Togo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely. More>>

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

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Prosecutors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez are seeking to show jurors that the New Jersey Democrat tried to hide free flights and other gifts from a wealthy donor. More>>

Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

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President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony _ where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. More>>

EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

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AP review finds trail of payments from chemical industry, lobbyists to research group run by EPA nominee. More>>

Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

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When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead. More>>

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

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A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US. More>>

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. More>>

Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

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The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough. More>>

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

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NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. More>>

The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare Video included

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GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit. More>>

APNewsBreak: US report says Egypt falls short on rights

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Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning new Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. More>>

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes Video included

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Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. More>>

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

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The Cuban government has again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. More>>

Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

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A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade. More>>

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

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The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. More>>

Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

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The Republican National Committee says it has spent close to $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation. More>>

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Common Core used in most states that initially adopted it, despite continue debate over standards' effect. More>>

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

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Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.". More>>

Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

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President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the extent of the president's power over immigration. More>>

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

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U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis. More>>

The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

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Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on how much their tax plan would add to the government's debt. More>>

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey. More>>

The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

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Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement. More>>

3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

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Three members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower. More>>

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes. More>>

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

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The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance. More>>

Trump's latest nickname: Rocket Man

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President Donald Trump is embracing a new nickname, calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man." It is an apparent reference to the Elton John song, which Trump sometimes played at campaign rallies. More>>

Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

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The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. More>>

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

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Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. More>>

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

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Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

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Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee. More>>

Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says his appearance at the Emmy Awards was a chance to have some fun, and that people who were critical of it were reading too much into things. More>>

Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP runoff

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. More>>

Dem senator criticizes Trump potshot at Clinton

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President Donald Trump is still taking potshots at Hillary Clinton, the latest sign that his campaign fury hasn't faded. More>>

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. More>>

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. More>>

America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN Video included

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America 2nd: Tradition at the U.N. General Assembly means Brazil first, then the U.S. in speech lineup. More>>

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for threatened wildlife. More>>

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat. More>>

Military budget would swell under Senate bill

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U.S. military spending would swell under bill passed by Senate. More>>

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents. More>>

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

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The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that calls for a $700 billion Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou. More>>

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

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President Donald Trump says he wants to stage an armed forces parade in Washington on July 4 to showcase U.S. military strength. More>>

GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

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Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric. More>>

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones Video included

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President Donald Trump is plunging into a foreign policy-focused week that will be anchored by his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

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Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. More>>

Oh, man! Town might change Board of Selectmen to Selectwomen

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A Massachusetts town says it will consider changing the name of its governing body from the Board of Selectmen to the Board of Selectwomen. More>>

APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

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APNewsBreak: The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons following violence against protesters during Erdogan's visit to Washington this spring. More>>

Clinton won't rule out questioning Trump's legitimacy

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Hillary Clinton is refusing to rule out the possibility of questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on the outcome of official inquiries into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul

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The Congressional Budget Office says it needs more time to analyze the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

US: World won't rebuild Syria until political process starts

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The United States says world nations aren't willing to contribute heavily to reconstruct Syria until a "credible political process" for the country's future takes shape. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

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The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that grants the Pentagon a $700 billion budget. More>>

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

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Two powerful Kentucky Republicans are sponsoring a bill that would move an economic development agency that helps Appalachia out of Washington. More>>

Will Senate bargainers' deal on children's health pass?

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Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular initiative. More>>

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums

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Budget analysts expect average premiums for individual health insurance to grow 15 percent next year, largely because it's unclear if President Donald Trump will block subsidies to insurers. More>>

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