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Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of...

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several others during an early morning baseball practice had apparently been living...

Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

WASHINGTON — One Republican congressman says he's going to start carrying a gun in public after a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice,...

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of...

US rig count rises to 927

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 11 this week to 927. A year ago,...

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his...

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....

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