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Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stage

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:37:22 GMT2018-03-17T13:37:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary....

Veteran New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter dies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:52:19 GMT2018-03-16T15:52:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veteran Congresswoman Rep. Louise Slaughter died Friday days after falling in her residence, her top aide said. The 88-year-old lawmaker had been the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee and was her party's top member on the panel when she died....

Senator responds to pet death; critics want action on guns

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:59:51 GMT2018-03-16T00:59:51Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana senator is vowing to ban animals in airline overhead bins after a dog died in one, but some critics are asking why he doesn't show the same urgency in calling for more gun control....

Justice Department says 1995 corruption ruling is wrong

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:18 GMT2018-03-15T18:00:18Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Justice Department says in a new filing in former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's corruption case that a 1995 ruling that's long provided guidance in the prosecution of politicians is wrong....

Public may only get a glimpse of Russia probe interviews

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:50:33 GMT2018-03-15T16:50:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller and three congressional committees have spent the last year conducting dozens, if not hundreds, of witness interviews in their investigations into Russian meddling and gathering thousands upon thousands of pages of documents. But in the end, the public may only get a glimpse of what investigators know....