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U.S. vice president says Trump-Modi meetings 'historic and productive'

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday hailed a first meeting between President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "historic and

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House panel spars over self-driving car rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democratsin Congress sparred on Tuesday overU.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars and a proposal to

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Trump son-in-law Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer: NYT

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia, the New York Times reported on

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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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Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six

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Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

By James Oliphant COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers' network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group's

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VA whistleblower doc faces ax unless Trump steps in

A well-respected pain management doctor who blew the whistle on patient safety concerns at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Missouri and was then threatened by his superiors with termination -- will have just hours more on the job if President Trump doesnt sign a bill that's on his desk.

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McConnell delays vote on Senate's ObamaCare overhaul bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed the vote on Republicans ObamaCare overhaul bill amid dwindling support from the chambers 52 GOP senators.

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Fact Check: Dem claims that Senate bill guts Medicaid ignore billions in new funding

While Democrats are howling that the Senates health care bill would gut Medicaid, a closer look at the numbers shows the legislation actually would increase spending to the safety-net programby tens of billions of dollars.

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Obamas under fire from the left for never ending, sizzling ultra-luxury vacations

The Democratic base is growing increasingly frustrated with former President Barack Obamas actions after leaving office, including a seemingly endless tour of millionaire and billionaire luxury retreats, according to Democrats and activists contacted by Fox News.

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Trump takes aim at media after Russia story retraction

President Trump on Tuesday morning called out a host of major print and television outlets, decrying them as Fake News and taking particular aim at a familiar media nemesis.

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Russia accuses US of provocation over Syria chemical-attack warning

A senior Russian lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the White House's warning about a potential chemical weapons attack in Syria as a "provocation."

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GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

WASHINGTON (AP) Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on this week.

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Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.

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History of chemical weapons' use in Syria's civil war

The Trump administration's latest threat to punish Syria if it uses chemical weapons follows various gas attacks and hundreds of deaths over the course of the Arab country's six-year civil war.

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GOP infighting stalls budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) The latest budget push by House GOP leaders has faltered, leaving quarrelling Republicans almost three months behind on their budget work as they head into next week's recess.

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Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House threat that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

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New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.

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CBO Releases Report on Senate Health Care Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report Monday analyzing the Senate Republicans' health care bill released last week in the partys latest efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. CNN has the full 50-page report, which estimates that 22 million will lose coverage under the new law. That estimate...

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Trump Claims 'Clear Victory' After Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court decided Monday to let President Trump's travel ban go into effect with restrictions, a decision Trump himself praised as a "clear victory for our national security." In a statement per the Hill , Trump said the ruling "allows me to use an important tool for protecting our nation's...

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No Retirement Bombshell as SCOTUS Term Ends

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't. There had been wild speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy could reveal his retirement from the court Monday, but the court recessed with no such announcement. Kennedy could still announce...

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Court Allows Parts of Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

President Trump scored a significant, if partial, victory from the Supreme Court on Monday: The justices agreed to allow a scaled-down version of his travel ban to take effect. The court also agreed to hear the case in the fall, setting the stage for a ruling that could have wide...

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'Complicated Tone' Behind Trump, Modi Meeting

President Trump meets Indian PM Narendra Modi for the first time on Monday, and the world is watching the two politicians with striking similarities. MSNBC notes the "elephant in the room" is immigration, specifically regarding the H-1B visa program that allows Indian IT experts to make their way to the...

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4M People Who Got Call From Huckabee Can Sue

A marketing stunt featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee may prove costly for those behind a movie with a war-on-Christmas theme. The Daily Beast reports that a class-action suit has been filed on behalf of the approximately 4 million people who allegedly received a robocall from Huckabee to promote Last...

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