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Trump pushes U.S. labor board toward Republican control

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had picked an employment lawyer who has represented companies and business groups for a vacancy on the National Labor

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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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Republican tax code revamp hits House budget obstacle

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code have hit a snag in the House of Representatives, where infighting over spending cuts is delaying adoption of a

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Pence 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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Supreme Court's recent unity faces looming test

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court navigated a difficult period in which it was short one member for more than a year, justices from across the ideological spectrum

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EPA moves to nix Obama's 'waters of the US' regulation

The Trump administration Tuesday announced plans to scrap an Obama-era environmental rule that had been attacked as federal overreach by farmers and property-rights groups.

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House Ethics Committee launches probe of 3 Democrats

The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is conducting a preliminary probe of two Democratic Congressmen and a top Democratic House aide.

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Trump turns up pressure on China amid N. Korea concerns

The once-budding bromance between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping seems to have cooled considerably after Beijing failed to rein in North Koreas nuclear ambitions and missile program.

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Senate GOP gets real on ObamaCare

Isn't it about time?

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Senate health care bill: What are GOP senators' positions?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, Republicans' health care bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing

The feud between the Trump White House and CNN reached a fever-pitch Tuesday during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed fake news and said Americans deserve something better.

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Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

GANZHOU, China (AP) A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands.

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Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it's not an official visit with President Donald Trump.

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Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

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Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman met Tuesday with a House committee investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

NEW YORK (AP) Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords.

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Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill.

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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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Poll: World Finds Trump 'Arrogant, Dangerous'

Five months into the era of President Trump, the world's perception of the US and its leader has sunk to the level it was at late in George W. Bush's presidency, according to a new Pew Research Center poll of people in 37 countries. The poll was conducted among more...

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FBI Questioned Trump Adviser for 10 Hours

The FBI had some long chats with one of President Trump's former campaign advisers about his Russian contacts weeks before Special Counsel Robert Mueller took charge of the investigation. Insiders tell the Washington Post that Carter Page, whose name has repeatedly surfaced in connection with the investigation, was questioned for...

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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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