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AP Top Political News at 6:09 a.m. EDT

AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned....

GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency....

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone else....

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment....

Former colleagues, judges to testify for Supreme Court pick
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues get their say on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee after Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed from two days of tough questioning at his confirmation hearing....

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country....

Business with China only sometimes a deal-breaker for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Scaramucci announced to the world in January that he would be leaving Wall Street for the White House to become President Donald Trump's top public liaison. Not long after, Scaramucci was told by Trump's chief of staff that the sale of his hedge fund - a deal that includes a well-known Chinese conglomerate - raised too many ethics issues for him to start work immediately....

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its bid for compensation for the stalled project is merely suspended, as it has been for weeks....

In Trump's America, Hungary finds a friendlier partner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hungary's government built a fence along its southern border, boasts about making Europe great again and says political correctness can't interfere with fighting terrorism....

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AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

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