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President Donald Trump threatening the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons, the
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil....

Analysis: If Trump insists on 'America First,' then who in the UN will follow?
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump invited the question, and now the world must answer: If America insists on putting itself first, will anyone else follow?...

President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care....

APNewsBreak: Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning new Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press....

President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony _ where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony - where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners....

New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing, creating winners and losers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear....

The Cuban government has again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana....

An internal government watchdog says cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the EPA does not manage its Superfund staff effectively
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday....

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results....

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday....

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump threatening the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons, the

The Republican National Committee says it has spent close to $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."

Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years

Thousands of Haitians have settled on Mexico's northwestern border after the U.S. abruptly closed its doors to them last year

Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee

Abdul El-Sayed, a 32-year-old liberal doctor in Detroit, is mounting a surprisingly robust bid to become the nation's first Muslim governor

A Nebraska law approved last year without debate has set the nation's highest bar for independent candidates to qualify for races such as governor and U.S. Senate.