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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>>

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>>

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>>

German police arrest wanted man after he tries to vote drunk

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A drunk German man who insisted on voting in Sunday's election despite lacking the necessary documents has landed in jail _ after police discovered he was wanted for arrest. More>>

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult Video included

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Don't talk about my mother: It was the three-word insult that Donald Trump used that bothered many NFL players the most. More>>

The Latest: Nike supports players' freedom of expression

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President Donald Trump says his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race." Trump is siding with fans who joined him in criticizing football players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

Trump hangs on to feud with NFL, revives issue with tweets

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President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making. More>>

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care Video included

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US researchers about to recruit 1 million people to study how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, bid to end cookie-cutter care. More>>

Republican states also among losers in health bill

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Memo to GOP: Republican-friendly states would also lose money under health care bill. More>>

New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure

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Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. More>>

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Graft accusations made against Chinese insurance regulator

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China's top anti-corruption body says the country's former insurance regulator has been turned over to prosecutors to face criminal charges accusing him of bribery and other offenses. More>>

Violence in US rises for second straight year

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New FBI data show violent crime in America rose for the second year in a row, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities. More>>

Key events in ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner's career, downfall

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Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner's rise and fall. More>>

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

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U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a 'very poor prognosis' as he battles brain cancer. More>>

The Latest: Trump blasts McCain over health bill vote

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Republicans have released a revised version of their legislation dismantling the Obama health care law. More>>

Secret Service arrests person with firearms near White House

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The Secret Service says it arrested someone near the White House for possessing firearms. More>>

House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

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House Speaker Paul Ryan promises that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will "have what they need.". More>>

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

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Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton's presidential loss. More>>

The Latest: Trump revised travel ban angers Venezuela

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the North Asian country already under severe sanctions. More>>

The Latest: Pelosi calls for military help in Puerto Rico

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The top Democrat in the House is calling upon President Donald Trump to deploy the military to help with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. More>>

Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months

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An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year's elections to three months in prison for offending public morals. More>>

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe

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The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump's campaign associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs health care

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Poised to reveal a tax plan that is a pillar of "his economic policy and delivering on a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump is promising "The largest tax cut in the history of our country.". More>>

Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

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The Army is trying new ways to help deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. More>>

McCain's moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP Video included

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Sen. John McCain's friends and advisers aren't surprised by his decision to stand against the latest Republican effort to overhaul the nation's health care law. More>>

Bannon to conservatives: Fear 'corrupt' GOP establishment

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will be in St. Louis for a rally Sunday. 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>>

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

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Tokyo's governor is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month. More>>

Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North Korea

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. More>>

Berliners back call for city's Tegel Airport to stay open

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Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. More>>

Treasury chief: First Amendment for players _ off the field

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thinks pro football players lose their right to free speech once they don pads and chinstraps and take the field. More>>

US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikes

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Military officials say 17 ISIS militants were killed in six airstrikes in Libya on Friday. More>>

VP Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans

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Vice President Mike Pence is traveling around the country campaigning for Republicans as he begins to prepare for the midterms elections. More>>

Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics

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Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey may become a crucial moderate vote in the fight for President Donald Trump's agenda. 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>>

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. More>>

EPA clarifies earlier FEMA statement on Texas toxic sites

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EPA is clarifying an earlier statement about Texas toxic waste sites and more than 500 containers of unknown material. More>>

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

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Jared Kushner's lawyer says Trump's son-in-law used a personal account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. More>>

Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally

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Milo Yiannopoulos was whisked away in a car after a brief appearance at the University of California, Berkeley that drew a few dozen supporters and a slightly larger crowd protesting the right-wing provocateur. More>>

The Latest: Merkel's bloc comes 1st in German election

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Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in Germany, has voted at a polling station near her home in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood. More>>

Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs health care

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses. More>>

The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare," even after his friend, Sen. John McCain, said he opposes the bill. More>>

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to be handed a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls in an election also likely to give the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, seats in parliament. More>>

The Latest: Trump administration announces new travel ban

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Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to heightened background checks, under a new policy unveiled by the Trump administration Sunday. More>>

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries sunsets Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. More>>

Trump: Objection to protests "has nothing to do with race" Video included

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President Donald Trump says his objection to NFL players protesting during the national anthem has nothing do with race, instead it has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag.". More>>

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games Video included

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President Donald Trump's comments about firing NFL players who kneel during the national anthem incited a huge increase in such protests. 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>>

Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

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Anthony Weiner faces sentencing in latest, most devastating, chapter of his sexting saga. 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>>

Black lawmakers ponder Trump agenda at annual gathering

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A year after Trump asked black voters, "What the hell do you have to lose?" lawmakers ponder president's agenda at annual gathering. More>>

Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New York

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An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. More>>

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games Video included

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The NFL's players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game. More>>

Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

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Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group who planned a week of events with him pulled out. More>>

White House: No defeat for Trump if Strange loses in Alabama

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The White House suggests it won't be a defeat if a Republican incumbent endorsed by President Donald Trump ends up losing in Alabama's Senate primary race. More>>

Pelosi trusts Trump to keep his word on young immigrants

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she trusts President Donald Trump to keep his word and support legislation to protect from deportation young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who came here as children. More>>

California lawmakers look to free older and younger inmates

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California lawmakers want to free more of the state's oldest inmates and more of those who were young when they committed their crimes. More>>

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

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Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security. More>>

Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

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Republicans in Michigan are giving President Donald Trump mixed reviews nine months into his term in light of the all-but-dead effort to undo the Obama-era health care law. More>>

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. More>>

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

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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>>

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

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Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria. More>>

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

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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>>

Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

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Trump is pointing to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations. More>>

Price to stop private plane use on business during review

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he will stop flying private planes on official business during an internal review of the flights. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

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The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. 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 comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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President Donald Trump's two-day rant targeting the NFL and NBA has brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players. 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>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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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>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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Trump inflames sports stars by doubling down on anthem protests, rescinding Steph Curry invitation. More>>

Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama's GOP Senate runoff

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Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama's Republican Senate primary runoff. More>>

The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

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President Donald Trump is holding out hope that a last-ditch effort to overhaul the Obama-era health law isn't over. More>>

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump is meeting with Britain's Prince Harry in Toronto. More>>

NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump Video included

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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>>

The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote

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North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.". More>>

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars Video included

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President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. More>>

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem Video included

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The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are "divisive" and show an "unfortunate lack of respect.". More>>

Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

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

Russian oppositionist Udaltsov detained before Moscow rally

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Russian news reports say a prominent opposition figure who was recently released after serving more than four years in prison has been detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Prime Minister Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

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Polls have closed in New Zealand's national elections and the first results were trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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 Video included

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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 Video included

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

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem Video included

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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