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Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency....

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks....

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections....

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto former President Barack Obama....

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court
DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states....

For Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated....

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs....

The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local):...

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples who complained that an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them, reversing a state court's ruling that married lesbian couples must get a court order to have both spouses listed on their children's birth certificates....

AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,...

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