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US rig count increases 2 this week to 756

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 756. A year ago,...

An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days...

President Trump says ‘join forces’ for new greatness

WASHINGTON — Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump issued a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system and...

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

WASHINGTON — With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that...

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential...

Cassidy wants flexibility in Trump’s travel ban

BATON ROUGE — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy says more "refinements" are needed to President Donald Trump's executive order restricting refugees and immigration from...

S&P: Downturn in energy production hits budgets in 6 states

Six of the country's major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and exploration over the last 18 months...

Trump moving forward with border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the...

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt...

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first...

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