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Super rich do super well in Senate’s GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans’ new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. It uses a budget gimmick to...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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President Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters – the kind of event he...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Tropical Storm Cindy: Drenching rains, flood threat on coast

NEW ORLEANS – Tropical Storm Cindy sent drenching rain bands over the north Gulf Coast on Wednesday, swamping low-lying coastal roads and pushing a waterspout ashore in one beachfront community as...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Georgia race provides a wake-up call for both Democrats and Republicans

For all the money spent and the endless pre-election analysis about the meaning of it all, the special congressional election in Georgia’s 6th District produced a status quo result. Republican...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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FBI: Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

WASHINGTON – A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field, the FBI said Wednesday. Tim Slater, who leads the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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After Warmbier’s death, US weighs travel ban on North Korea

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is considering banning travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea, officials said Tuesday, as outrage grew over the death of American student Otto Warmbier and...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year’s tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he’d show more grace. Unaffiliated...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

BRUSSELS – Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday night continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe. A bomb...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

PHOENIX – The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. The forecast calls for 119 degrees in Phoenix, where some flights have been...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at 22

CINCINNATI – Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World