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Sessions' Justice Department goes all-in on sentencing

Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a US attorney or assistant attorney general. In order to better accommodate what is likely to be a ...

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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

We need to bring down the cost of coverage and we need to revitalize the market so that people have real choices and real access to affordable health care . That's $30 billion less than the first...

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West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

Wednesday was Day 100 of the 2017 session, the number of days for which it was budgeted. Justice, as promised, walked from room to room where the various groups trying to settle on a budget strategy...

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Texas House passes ban on transgender bathrooms in schools

Texas House passes ban on transgender bathrooms in schools

The Texas House gave final approval Monday morning to a bill banning transgender-friendly bathrooms in the state's public schools, turning down one final Democratic amendment that would have allowed...

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G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

The summit - with the theme of "Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust" - has begun with a family photo of the leaders at an ancient Greek theater in the Sicilian resort town of Taormina . It'...

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Special election brings good voter turnout in Yellowstone County

Republicans have held the state's single seat in the House for two decades. Gianforte, a wealthy software executive, lost to Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock previous year by about 4 points, even as Pr...

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You were my guy, Trump told Macron, French official says

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hinted that he failed to woo U.S. President Donald Trump's support on Paris agreement on climate change. Although Trump didn't endorse Le Pen, he prais...

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Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny In FBI's Russia Investigation

Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny In FBI's Russia Investigation

The activities of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner have come under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny as part of the probe of Russian interference in last ye...

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Gianforte wins US House race day after charged with assault

Gianforte, who was charged with assault on Wednesday, is running against Democrat Rob Quist . Gianforte ran for governor of Montana in 2016, losing to incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock by 4 perc...

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USDOT Looking at 13% Cut Under New Trump Budget

USDOT Looking at 13% Cut Under New Trump Budget

Administration officials say they want to tighten work requirements to get millions of people off government support programs and back into the labor force, saying that will help them achieve their am...

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10 held in Manchester attack probe

10 held in Manchester attack probe

When it became public, Trump, who cheered leaks from the campaign trail but has come to view them differently as a target after the election, defended himself by arguing that he is the president and c...

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Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

With a threat from the lieutenant governor hanging over their heads, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to a measure that would prohibit transgender kids from using a school bathroom that ...

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Criminal justice bills derailed by Louisiana budget feud

Senate Democrats on Wednesday attempted to advance the House proposal, along with a 0.5 percent sales tax increase that would fill the budget gap, but that offer was rejected by the Senate by an ...

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Trump interviewing 4 candidates

Mr Lieberman was among four candidates Mr Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday. The president made the comments during an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos...

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Highway Patrol cracking down throughout Memorial Day Weekend

Highway Patrol cracking down throughout Memorial Day Weekend

Missouri's "move over" law is always enforced during the first big travel weekend of the season. The Georgia State Patrol encourages using a designated driver if the consumption of alcoholic beverag...

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Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana's US House special election

Multiple Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan , have called on Gianforte to apologize. Democrat Rob Quist was already closing the gap in polls before the incident. Greg Gianforte V...

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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected victor of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the ope...

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Joe Lieberman Is the Leading Choice for New FBI Director

Lieberman now works at NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres , which has represented Trump . Those were two of the four names the White House said Mr. The 75-year-old was Connecticut's attorney gen...

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Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

When asked if the Senate were to hold hearings on the motor fuel tax, whether House members would have stayed in Juneau this week, Tuck said, "Yes, I mean, if the Senate was". The motion upset R...

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Authorities arrest 3 men in connection to Manchester deadly bombing

As part of the security response, military personnel are being deployed to civilian areas to work alongside and bolster police . Police are investigating " a network " linked to the man who carried...

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Former CIA director testifies about Russian interference in election

Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", his attorney, Jamie Gorelick, to...

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Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election Despite The Assault Charge

Fox News Channel reporter Alicia Acuna, who was preparing to interview Gianforte, said the candidate "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him to the ground". Under Montana law, as...

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Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

CNN first reported the omissions. Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russian Federation investigation, multiple US...

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With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

The Department of Corrections and the Department of Transportation also stay flat. "We know that. I mean, we don't have any margin", Sen. "I think it helps the Medicaid states", McCain said. Veteran R...

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Lawmakers react to new health care budget score

Passage in the Senate will be a more hard hurdle, with Republicans holding a narrower majority there. "The GOP should drop their unsafe attempts to sabotage health care for millions and work [with...

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Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

The two men were left alone with a translator to hold a private discussion before emerging again to exchange gifts and farewells. The governor added that the Paris climate agreement signed by the ...

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, 'I'm sick and exhausted of this!' The race between Gianforte, 56, and Democrat Rob Quist , a 69-year-old folk sin...

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White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

But the president undercut that argument a day later, telling NBC News, "When I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russi...

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Pope Francis Met With Donald Trump

He entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the Pope's hand at the entrance to the private study,...

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Senate GOP expands health care work group after criticism

The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple. In a letter Thursday, Issa asked the Senate Health Care Working Group to consider opening the Fe...

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FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

Video and photographs of the incident show men in dark suits and ties, some holding Turkish flags, kicking and hitting protesters. Foreign security guards kicking and stomping US protesters in th...

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Republican apologises to Guardian reporter after winning US House race

I think Greg should apologize. Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana's sole U.S. House seat. Republicans have held the state's lone congressional seat for two de...

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Trump to seek Supreme Court review on travel ban

Trump tweaked the order after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban. Thursday's ruling was the first of two appeals court decisions focused on whether to uphold ...

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CBO report rips GOP health bill

CBO report rips GOP health bill

As a outcome, the CBO and the JCT expect that the waivers in those states would have another effect: Community-rated premiums would increase over time, and people who are less healthy (including tho...

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NC's Blue Cross seeks 22 percent hike on individual policies

NC's Blue Cross seeks 22 percent hike on individual policies

House. Although Tajlili said costs again played a role in the proposed rate increase for 2018, the biggest driver is the expected loss in federal reimbursement of its cost-sharing reductions, or CSR...

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