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Utah lawsuits to test president’s power to shrink monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah’s new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated. RELATED LINKS From Bears Ears to Gold Butte, here are the 27 national monuments being reviewed by the Trump administration Interior secretary tours Bears Ears, hotly contested monument ...

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Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

AUSTIN, Texas — Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms. RELATED LINKS Most Americans disapprove of GOP’s treatment of health care The 52 people who are deciding the fate of health care in America But since Addison’s occupational therapist went out of business this winter, the ...

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The 52 people who are deciding the fate of health care in America

The two chambers of Congress were designed to be equal. But, let’s be practical. In the modern history of legislating, the U.S. Senate — with its close margins and 60-vote threshold for most bills — has been the bigger driving force in what becomes law. And right now in the Senate, the 52-member Republican caucus determines what can pass in ...

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Homeland demands more security on international flights to U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a ban on laptops and other large electronics already in place for airlines ...

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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week. Anxiety over GOP health bill grows in Missouri, Kansas as it approaches Senate vote — 6/20. The secretive process frustrated voters in Missouri and Kansas who are concerned with how ...

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President Trump urges passage of House immigration bills

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is urging the House to pass legislation that would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for “sanctuary” jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces. To highlight the bills up for vote Thursday, the president met with more than a dozen people whose loved ones were killed by people in ...

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GOP ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise. RELATED LINKS GOP leaders delay Senate health care vote. What happened? Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising ...

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Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. RELATED LINKS Former Trump campaign chair Manafort secretly worked to advance Russian interests 10 ...

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Mattis says Syria’s government taking U.S. threat seriously

0SHARESShare BRUSSELS — Syria’s government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. RELATED LINKS Pentagon says it detected ‘active preparations’ by Syria for chemical attack Syria brings new urgency to easing tensions between U.S. and Russia Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been ...

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WATCH LIVE: Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in European elections

0SHARESShare A former State Department official and several others will appear Wednesday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify on Russian interference in European elections. The hearing will begin at about 10:00 a.m. EST. You can watch live in the player above. The committee is holding a hearing on Russia’s possible attempts to sway election results in Europe, ...

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