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GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

WASHINGTON — They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering...

Rep. Scalise discharged from hospital

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from...

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

NEW YORK — Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar. The new name is intended to make clearer that the drink has no...

House rejects bill to fix VA’s budget gap

WASHINGTON — The House rejected Monday a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover...

Wounded Scalise dials in to House GOP meeting

WASHINGTON — House Republican whips heard from a special caller at their meeting Monday night — Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Louisiana Republican is recovering...

Trump calls AG Sessions’ position ‘weak’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday...

Jared Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his...

US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago,...

Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference...

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. One of those people...

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