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    Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. “What the president is doing is affecting people’s […]
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    Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump’s tax plan paints a pretty picture. The president’s tax overhaul proposal — which he has pitched as a boost for hardworking farmers and truckers — would repeal the federal estate tax paid by people who inherit multimillion-dollar estates. That break could benefit art collectors gazing upon […]
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    Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year, an unusual decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions even as he takes other steps to erode the rights of transgender people broadly. The case involves Jorge Sanders-Galvez, […]
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    Chill in the air as McConnell prepares to meet with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, hints at tantalizing deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There’s no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the air when Trump, a […]
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    Leader of California Senate to challenge US Sen. Feinstein

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats that will highlight generational, geographic and ideological contrasts in the party that dominates state politics. The 84-year-old Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor and grande dame of California Democrats, will […]
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    Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Sen. Susan Collins called the move “disruptive” and an immediate threat to access to health care. “What the president is […]
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    ‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron,” dismissing the brouhaha as the “petty stuff” of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren’t hindering his mission as the nation’s top diplomat. Asked about […]
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    Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st ‘bomb drops’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” That statement comes despite President Donald Trump’s tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with “Little Rocket Man,” […]
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    Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world economy is the healthiest it’s been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the International Monetary Fund says. “There was a strong consensus that the global outlook is strengthening,” said Agustin Carstens, governor of the […]
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    Pence backs Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Gillespie

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence flew into Virginia to throw his weight behind Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. The Washington Post reports Pence stumped at the Washington County Fairgrounds in southwest Virginia on Saturday telling a half-filled exhibition hall, “The president sent me here to ask the people of Virginia to do […]
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    Clinton attacks Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations. Trump on Friday accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a […]
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    Porn publisher offers up to $10 million for dirt on Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. During last year’s presidential campaign, Flynt dangled $1 million […]
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    The Latest: Ivanka Trump offers herself as business mentor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global financial meetings in Washington (all times local): 12:55 p.m. White House adviser Ivanka Trump is offering herself as a global mentor to women in the business world. President Donald Trump’s daughter is speaking at a conference in Washington that’s rolling out the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative […]
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    The Latest: Bannon lays down markers for GOP incumbents

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Republican infighting (all times local): 11:25 a.m An insurgency is brewing against the Republican establishment, and its chief sponsor is President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon tells religious conservatives at a conference in Washington that the Republican elite will pay a price as challengers step […]
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    Trump’s speech sparks a new war of words between US, Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. The speech has also served to unite Iranians across the political spectrum — from Trump’s declining to call […]
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