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Trump growing frustrated with China, weighs trade steps: officials

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering

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Yes he can: 'Clever boy' Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

By Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia

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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and

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U.S. hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer 'elsewhere'

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said on Wednesday the United States would like to see Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo

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House overwhelmingly backs NATO mutual defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday to reaffirm the NATO alliance's guarantee that all members defend each other, weeks after President Donald

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Clinton campaign chairman testifies in House Russia probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, on Tuesday appeared before the U.S.

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Trump, NYT reporter duel on Twitter over health care claims

President Trump tangled on Twitter Wednesday morning with a New York Times reporter who knocked his performance in health care negotiations, marking the latest escalation in the conflict between the administration and the media.

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Senate health bill pulled but dont count Senator McConnell out

Never underestimate a parliamentary tactician and legislative mastermind like Mitch McConnell.

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19th ObamaCare co-op folds, leaving only 4 operating in 2018

Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshireannouncedit is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, leaving only four co-ops in operation.

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Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman.

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Health scare: Why Senate Republicans pulled the bill that nobody loves

Lets face it: Nobody likes this health care bill.

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Trump administration plans border wall models in summer

The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Trumps proposed wall with Mexico later this summer.

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Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump plans to celebrate Bastille Day in France. The White House announced Wednesday that Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to help celebrate France's national holiday on July 14.

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The Latest: Trump says health care passage will be 'tough'

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local): 12:10 p.m.

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GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees have soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

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Aides say Hawaii senator's surgery successful

WASHINGTON (AP) Aides to Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who is being treated for kidney cancer, say surgery to remove a lesion on her rib went well.

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Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security are finalizing criteria that visitors from six mostly Muslim must meet to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban.

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Russia probe boosts bill to crack down on shell corporations

WASHINGTON (AP) Bipartisan legislation to limit the influence of so-called shell corporations in the U.S. could get a boost as Congress probes the ways that Russia influenced last year's election.

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Border Wall Prototypes Will Go Up This Summer

People trying to make their way into the US illegally in the San Diego area may have their choice of eight kinds of border wall to tackle by September. Department of Homeland Security official Ronald Vitiello said Tuesday that authorities hope to have up to eight prototype border wall sections...

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Here's How Congressman Lost $17M in Single Day

A Republican congressman from New York lost approximately $17 million Tuesday when the stock value of an Australian biotech firm cratered, Politico reports. It's unclear how much money was lost by his fellow lawmakers, who he convinced to buy into the firm. Rep. Chris Collins is the largest shareholder and...

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Neil Gorsuch Is Paying Off for Trump

Two and a half months in, how is Neil Gorsuch doing on the Supreme Court? The consensus seems to be that he's making his mark already. A sample of the coverage as the court's term ended Monday: CNN says Gorsuch is "no ordinary junior-most justice," noting that he's jumped right...

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Republicans Delay Vote on Senate Health Care Bill

There will be no vote on Senate Republican's health care bill this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided Tuesday to delay a vote on the bill until after the July 4 break, CNN reports. "We're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place," CBS News...

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Impact of Trump Travel Ban Could Come Down to 2 Words

President Trump hailed the Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate his travel ban as a "clear victory" on Monday, but the practical applications are a little murkier. That's largely because of the limitation the court applied: The ban, it said, can't affect anyone with "a credible claim of a bona...

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McConnell's Health Bill Task Just Got Much Tougher

Before this week began, Mitch McConnell's former chief of staff likened the Senate majority leader's task of getting the GOP's health care bill passed to "a 747 landing on a suburban driveway." It looks like Monday's CBO report just made the runway even smaller. Both Politico and the New York...

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