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Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going...

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers online ended his political career and led to an investigation that...

US rig count rises 7 this week to 877

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 877. A year ago,...

House repeal of ‘Obamacare’ hands hot potato to wary Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House....

10 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

CANTON, Texas — At least 10 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also...

A budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent,...

It’s Tax Day and refunds are up, audits down

WASHINGTON — Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing federal tax returns. But...

Democrat ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator yielded the Senate floor Wednesday morning after talking through the night to highlight his party's opposition to President Donald...

White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews

WASHINGTON — Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate...

Schumer seizes on Trump team’s offer to work with Dems

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader...

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