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GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise....

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated....

Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack....

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media
NEW YORK (AP) -- For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines....

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials....

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years....

Kushner lawyer seasoned in navigating Washington scandals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abbe Lowell's clients have included some of the country's most prominent politicians, companies and celebrities....

Trump group's Republican war over health care frustrates GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far....

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election....

The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):...

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