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Senate leaders are scrambling to rescue their health care bill, in trouble after a budget report said it would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law....

President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against credibility of the news media
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against media credibility....

The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional....

Proponents of letting students use public money to go to religious schools, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, applaud the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool's playground
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools....

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely imprisoned and tortured him for several months in Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely imprisoned and tortured him for several months in Africa....

The involvement of external powers in the Syrian war continued to accelerate as President Bashar Assad's government and Russia dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack
BEIRUT (AP) -- The involvement of external powers in the Syrian war continued to accelerate Tuesday as President Bashar Assad's government and Russia dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack....

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack who want to seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack who want to seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran....

The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks....

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal drive; leading Republicans disagree over cuts to health care for the poor.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock....

Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor....

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The U.S. military says it will assess allegations that a coalition airstrike may have killed over 40 prisoners held in an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria

President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against credibility of the news media

The involvement of external powers in the Syrian war continued to accelerate as President Bashar Assad's government and Russia dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack

Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union

Pentagon says US has seen chemical weapons activity at Syrian air base used in past chemical attack

The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat

The winner in more than 40 percent of all state House or Assembly races last November ran unopposed by a candidate from the other major party

An AP analysis indicates that partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans during the 2016 election

Former president Barack Obama will return to the American campaign fray to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor's race


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