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Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison
WASHINGTON A House committee is launching an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons' handling of "egregious" misconduct at the largest government-run detention facility where the warden and other officials were awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses despite female staffers' persistent allegations of sexual harassment. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz,...
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Comey's dismissal had nothing to do with Russia probe, Trump says Comey's dismissal had nothing to do with Russia probe, Trump says
WASHINGTON As calls for an independent prosecutor intensify on both sides of the aisle, President Trump and his aides argued Wednesday that the firing of FBI Director James Comey was a long time coming and had nothing to do with the agency's ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. President Trump spent months considering whether to fire FBI...
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Pentagon wants more troops, bombs for Afghanistan to counter Taliban Pentagon wants more troops, bombs for Afghanistan to counter Taliban
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is proposing to counter the resilient Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan by adding thousands more U.S. troops, putting them closer to combat and pounding militants with more airstrikes, according to a senior Defense official. There are about 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, down from the peak of 100,000 in 2010-'11. The request for at least 3,000 more American combat ...
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What does the Republican Obamacare repeal bill actually do? What does the Republican Obamacare repeal bill actually do?
The House is set to vote Thursday on the latest version of Republicans' Obamacare repeal legislation. After weeks of negotiations on the bill following the GOP's ill-fated attempt to bring it to the floor in March, here's a refresher on what the current version of the bill actually includes: Medicaid expansion phaseout More than half the insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act c...
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Trump praises Australia's universal health care in meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Trump praises Australia's universal health care in meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
WASHINGTON Four months after a contentious phone call, President Trump sought Thursday to smooth relations with the leader of Australia by celebrating a major U.S.-Australian naval milestone in World War II. "We've been allies for 99 years," Trump told reporters after meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "Can you imagine that? 99 years. And never a bad time." Trump and ...
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Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill to woo moderates Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill to woo moderates
WASHINGTON House Republicans snagged a few more votes for their Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill after promising to plump it up with an $8 billion amendment designed to help those with pre-existing conditions pay for their health care part of a high-stakes push to win over moderate GOP lawmakers who have balked at the legislation even as the White House ramps up pressure for a vote on the bil...
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Supreme Court's newest justice sticks to 'plain language' Supreme Court's newest justice sticks to 'plain language'
WASHINGTON If two weeks can offer a window into what might be three or four decades on the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch comes as advertised. Heralded by President Trump and conservative backers as a jurist who opposes judicial activism, Gorsuch showed during oral arguments in 13 cases that he sticks to the letter of the law. From his first day on the bench, when he complained about ...
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Here's what the government spending deal will and won't fund Here's what the government spending deal will and won't fund
WASHINGTON Congress will vote this week on a bipartisan bill that provides more than $1 trillion to fund the federal government through September and averts a shutdown at the end of this week. The compromise, reached late Sunday and unveiled Monday, keeps spending within limits previously set by Congress with a twist lawmakers increased a spending account set aside for combat operations tha...
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Trump celebrates 100-day mark with Pennsylvania rally Trump celebrates 100-day mark with Pennsylvania rally
HARRISBURG, Pa. President Trump celebrated his 100th day in office by holding a rally in Saturday night in Pennsylvania. Touting key points of his policy agenda, Trump addressed a crowd that nearly filled Harrisburg's 7,000 seat Farm Show Arena to capacity. He touched on subjects including immigration reform, decreasing federal regulations, renegotiating trade deals, expanding the military...
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Trump to NRA: The 'assault' on gun rights is over Trump to NRA: The 'assault' on gun rights is over
ATLANTA As thousands of National Rifle Association members cheered him on, President Trump vowed Friday to defend gun rights and reminisced about his surprise election victory one in which gun owners played a key role. "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end," Trump told the annual NRA convention, one of a series of events heralding his 100th da...
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