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5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming to have spurred homebuilding, freed farmers from regulations that stopped them from plowing and secured a historic increase in military spending. An AP Fact Check finds that none of it’s true. Housing starts are down over the past three months....


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming to have spurred homebuilding, freed farmers from regulations that stopped them from plowing and secured a historic increase in military spending. An AP Fact Check finds that none of it’s true. Housing starts are down over the past three months....


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming to have spurred homebuilding, freed farmers from regulations that stopped them from plowing and secured a historic increase in military spending. An AP Fact Check finds that none of it’s true. Housing starts are down over the past three months....


Government

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Congress Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don’t know how to make it happen. “We can’t keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place. You have a baseball team that keeps losing...


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Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

US India

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime...


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AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

Military Transgender Recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected...


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Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his associates are trying to draw attention to the relationship between special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey. It appears that Trump’s description of the two as “very, very good friends” isn’t rooted in reality. Mueller and...


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After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Qatar-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbors have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, even as a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic...


Business

The Latest: Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Congress Health Overhaul-8

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT): 8:45 p.m. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Heller is the...


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