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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday...

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US Senators grill SEC chair on disclosure of data breach

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday grilled the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission — the agency responsible for policing Wall Street — on its handling of a 2016 data breach that was disclosed only last week. The hack breached the SEC’s system for handling...


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Senate GOP effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act faces critical test Tuesday

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans will decide Tuesday whether to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, even though they lack the votes to achieve the policy goal that has animated their party for more than seven years. While one top Republican senator held...


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Police chief says Detroit is not America's most violent city, despite FBI's data

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Armed with a page full of crime statistics, Detroit Police Chief James Craig tried to explain to a group of reporters why his city is not the most violent, crime-ridden municipality in America - despite what people are making of the latest FBI data. The FBI just...


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Trump meets with House Democrats over GOP's `detailed' tax plan

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump met Tuesday with a bipartisan group of House Ways and Means Committee members, the day before he heads to Indiana to help unveil what he called a “very comprehensive, very detailed” framework for tax legislation. Before the meeting, Trump said the plan,...


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Sessions Georgetown speech draws protesters

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Dozens of Georgetown University students gathered Tuesday on the steps of McDonough Hall to protest a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The students were joined by faculty members who initially took a knee and later linked arms. They took turns...


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Former New York Senate majority leader's conviction overturned

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned the bribery and other convictions of the once-powerful Republican majority leader of the New York State Senate, asserting that jurors were wrongly instructed in the case based on a recent Supreme Court decision that...


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Black lawmaker condemns Trump, kneels in Congress to honor NFL players

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, decried President Donald Trump’s comments about NFL players as undisguised racism during an impassioned speech from the House floor Monday night. At a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday, Trump mused: “Wouldn’t you love to see one...


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NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick's original intent

NFL Protests Football

What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for...


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17,000 Wisconsinites in two counties likely didn't vote in 2016 because of the state's

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Donald Trump is president of the United States because about 78,000 voters in three states preferred him to Democrat Hillary Clinton last November. About 22,700 of those voters were in Wisconsin, where Trump flipped a traditionally blue state to red, earning its 10...


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Trump and former adviser loom large in Alabama Senate race

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore faced off Tuesday in the GOP primary runoff for an Alabama U.S. Senate seat in a race where Moore ended his last full day of campaigning by whipping out a handgun as he lashed out at attack ads run against him. The contest to...


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