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Senators Demand Answers About Possible Probe Of HHS Secretary Price

Nine senators are pushing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal what he knows about a reported investigation into Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s stock trades that a top federal prosecutor might have begun before being fired by the Trump administration this month. In a...


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Justice Dept. Moves Swiftly to Back Trump Climate Order

The federal government is moving swiftly to implement President Trump’s executive order on climate change, taking steps that include lifting a moratorium on new coal mines and asking courts to suspend long-running legal disputes over power plant climate rules. Environmental groups and the Northern...


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Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Trump Christie

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, and he’s tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight. Trump convened an emotional roundtable Wednesday with Christie, members of his Cabinet, law enforcement chiefs,...


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Kushners seek new partners for tower after Anbang talks collapse

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. It would have put $400 million into the pocket of the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and most influential adviser. And it would have increased the Manhattan footprint of one of the most powerful Chinese companies. A proposed deal between Kushner...


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The Latest: Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the proposed U.S. border wall with Mexico (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The federal government has extended its deadline for companies to bid on the first contracts for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said...


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Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

Trump Budget Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House’s proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs. Price also dodged repeated attempts Wednesday by Democrats to flush out the...


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Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

AP Explains Trump Coal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor’s efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The regulations —...


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Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects," deletes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since “corrected” the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a...


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Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Maxine Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Maxine Waters doesn’t expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon. In fact, the California congresswoman plans to boycott any meeting, event, ceremony or public event with the president, at the White House or even in her home district of Los Angeles....


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N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

Recording Registry

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry. The album was one of...


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