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Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions....

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation....

Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster."...

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year....

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile....

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said....

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron....

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Warthog is sitting pretty....

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor....

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year....

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