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AP Top Political News at 2:47 p.m. EDT

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations....

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate....

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets....

Analysis: Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server....

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit....

Justices side with government in property rights case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas....

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries....

Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When a lawyer advises that a plea deal is the best option and won't result in deportation, most immigrants facing criminal charges agree to plead guilty....

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