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House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline....

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia....

Transcript: Trump dossier focused on "opaque" business deals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's "opaque" business deals in the former Soviet Union, history of tax disputes and real estate projects abroad were critical areas of research that led to the dossier alleging a compromised relationship between the president and the Kremlin, according to the transcript of a congressional interview released Thursday....

The work that won't get done during a government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea's nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt....

Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines....

For Trump's security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue....

Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago....

Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) -- A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday, seeking to persuade a largely working class audience that he identified with them. But one father present whose son died in the 2010 tragedy called the GOP businessman's jump into politics "more of a slap in our face."...

EPA official speaks on risk of climate change to toxic sites
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change....

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies
SEATTLE (AP) -- Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94....

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