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The Latest: Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:40:21 GMT2017-06-25T15:40:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local):...

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:00:15 GMT2017-06-25T13:00:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare" and believes his majority party is "going to get there."...

War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:36:43 GMT2017-06-25T11:36:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One shirt, one pair of pants....

Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:40:52 GMT2017-06-25T11:40:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?...

Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:45:48 GMT2017-06-25T11:45:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries....

US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:28:29 GMT2017-06-25T15:28:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States says some demands on Qatar (KUH'-tur) by its Mideast neighbors "will be very difficult to meet." But the U.S. isn't rejecting the demands outright....

Possible effects of gerrymandering seen in uncontested races

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:49:44 GMT2017-06-25T11:49:44Z

When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced no major party opponents....

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:53:54 GMT2017-06-24T23:53:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden....

Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:27:42 GMT2017-06-24T21:27:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly....

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:10:15 GMT2017-06-24T12:10:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground....