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Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing

By Andrew Chung and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House

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Trump blasts NFL for anthem protests, says not about race

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his verbal battle with the National Football League over players who drop to one knee during the national anthem, saying on

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Senate conservatives propose tough restrictions on 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans in Congress on Monday unveiled their ideas for what should happen to so-called 'Dreamer' immigrants when an Obama-era program expires in March, touting

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BlackRock fees in limbo over donation to U.S. presidential candidate

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior BlackRock Inc executive made a donation to an unsuccessful U.S. presidential candidate last year, an action that may prohibit the world's largest

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House of Representatives to vote on FAA extension, hurricane tax relief

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Monday on a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to operate and a package of tax

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New Jersey mayor resigns after admitting corruption charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, resigned on Monday, a city official said, after the mayor pleaded guilty last week to a state criminal conspiracy charge that he ordered city

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Bias Alert: NY Times chief WH correspondent slams Trump as 'deacon of divisiveness'

PeterBakeris the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and is billed as a straight-news reporter so why is he attacking President Donald Trump as heated and contentious?

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Supreme Court cancels arguments in dispute over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday.

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The price of presidential provocation

How much is too much?

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Graham-Cassidy in peril: Sweeteners not enough to win over Paul, Cruz

Republican authors behind a last-ditch plan to overhaul ObamaCare struggled Monday to win over Senate holdouts, even after reworking the funding formula in the latest version to give key states more money.

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White House: Trump's NFL fight is about 'honoring the flag'

The White House on Monday staunchly defended President Trumps criticism of the NFL's anthem protesters, saying it is always appropriate for the president of the United States to defend the flag and the National Anthem.

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White House rebuffs North Korea claim: 'We have not declared war'

The White House pushed back Monday on North Koreas claim that President Trumps rhetorical broadside against the regime at the United Nations amounted to a declaration of war. We have not declared war, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said at Mondays press briefing.

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Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.

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GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.

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Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico amid growing pleas for help

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico while the Trump administration sought to blunt criticism that its response to Hurricane Maria has fallen short of it efforts in Texas and Florida after the recent hurricanes there.

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The Latest: Collins opposes GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Maine's Sen. Susan Collins says she's against the last-gasp Republican health care bill.

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Former police officer arrested near White House with arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) A man arrested near the White House Sunday morning is a former Memphis police officer who had an arsenal of weapons in his car and believed the CIA had implanted a chip in his head, according to court documents.

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The Latest: GOP eyes deep cuts to corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the tax system (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans.

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Sources: Obama Tried to Warn Zuckerberg About 'Fake News'

Facebook has been facing a lot of flak over the role it played in pushing "fake news," especially during last year's election cycle. Now it's come to light that none other than then-President Obama conferred with Mark Zuckerberg just days after the election (and after Zuckerberg's proclamations that it was...

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Weiner Going to Prison Over Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner is no longer merely a disgraced politician. Soon, he'll be an inmate. A judge on Monday sentenced the former congressman to 21 months in prison for sending explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, reports the AP . Weiner's attorneys had argued for probation, saying the 53-year-old's...

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Trump Doubles Down: Anthem Issue 'About Respect,' Not Race

In the wake of so many NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem Sunday, Mike Allen of Axios wrote that the "massive unknown" is whether President Trump would let the issue drop or turn it into a "crusade." Well, it appears Trump is not letting it drop. In...

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Senators Throw Sugar on ObamaCare Repeal for Holdouts

Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham aren't giving up on their bill to repeal ObamaCare. They plan to release a revised version Monday that directs more money to states represented by holdout senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, reports the Washington Post . The GOP has until...

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Even 2 Anthem Singers Took a Knee at NFL Games

If NFL team owners obeyed President Trump's call to fire players who protested during the national anthem, they would now be looking for more than 200 players. After Trump's remarks, the AP counted over 200 players kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists at Sunday's games. That's up from just six...

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McCain on Trump's POW Slight: We're 'Very Different People'

"They said that the prognosis is very, very serious," John McCain said Sunday night on 60 Minutes as he talked about his brain cancer diagnosis, which came right after he'd had a regular checkup and was on his way back home. Per USA Today , the 81-year-old Arizona senator says...

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