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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family
MIAMI (AP) -- President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted....



Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling....



GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered....



Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform....



Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election....



Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta....



Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion....



Trump has no immediate plans to visit Calif. wildfire damage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires....



Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....



The Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving family
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT):...