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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:25:29 GMT2017-04-29T00:25:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory....



The Latest: Trump signs spending bill that prevents shutdown

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:23:16 GMT2017-04-29T00:23:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):...



Personal tragedy shaped congressman's effort on health care

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:11:59 GMT2017-04-28T22:11:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur has experienced personal tragedy and understands the need for health insurance....



Some want charges for parents in genital cutting cases

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:00:39 GMT2017-04-28T22:00:39Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Lawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting after an indictment against a Detroit-area doctor accused of performing the procedure on two young Minnesota girls highlighted the little-known practice....



Trump, Congress and 100 days: Lofty goals hit reality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:42:26 GMT2017-04-28T20:42:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump predicted shortly after taking office....