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Trump to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take over the post amid ongoing investigations into contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. READ MORE: Trump had second, undisclosed conversation with Putin at G20 summit Huntsman ...

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WATCH: Trump says ‘let Obamacare fail,’ he won’t ‘own it’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is deeply “disappointed” by the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite former President Barack Obama’s health care law. RELATED LINKS The health care bill collapses, leaving a divided GOP at crossroads The sticking points keeping the GOP health care bill in limbo Two more GOP senators say they won’t support current version ...

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The FBI’s role in national security keeps expanding. Here’s why

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach. Introduction The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the U.S. government’s main law-enforcement and domestic intelligence agency. Its writ has steadily expanded in recent decades, particularly its role as a counterterrorism force after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The Justice ...

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How noise pollution from humans is wreaking havoc on U.S. wildlife

As transportation networks expand and urban areas grow, noise from sources such as vehicle engines is spreading into remote places. Human-caused noise has consequences for wildlife , entire ecosystems and people . It reduces the ability to hear natural sounds, which can mean the difference between life and death for many animals , and degrade the calming effect that we ...

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Manafort cleared to testify in Russia probe

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says that special counsel Robert Mueller has approved congressional testimony from President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief as well as his eldest son. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has said he wants to hear from Paul Manafort and Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that Muller ...

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Russian developer’s staffer also at Trump Tower meeting, lawyer says

WASHINGTON — A representative of the Russian developer who partnered with President Donald Trump to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign, a lawyer for the developer said Tuesday. Ike Kaveladze attended to help translate at the meeting with Trump Jr., Russian lawyer ...

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What’s next for the GOP health care bills?

After a rapid-fire, monumental hour of news on the Senate health care bill last night, Republicans of all ranks now find themselves on shaky ground. It’s easy to get lost in conflicting opinions (and presidential tweets ); here’s some clarity about the current state of health care reform. WHAT HAPPENED? Senate Republicans do not have the 50 votes they need ...

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McConnell says he’ll push for a clean repeal bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying a new health care strategy after the “repeal and replace” measure failed. McConnell says he will push the Senate to pass a clean repeal bill. The Republican leader made the announcement in a statement that came a few hours after two Republican senators dealt a fatal blow to the replacement bill ...

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The health care bill collapses, leaving a divided GOP at crossroads

WASHINGTON — The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters. Now, a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders face dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s law. Two GOP senators — Utah’s Mike Lee and Jerry Moran of Kansas — ...

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President Trump blasts Democrats, ‘a few Republicans’ over health bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and “a few Republicans” over the failure of the Republican effort to write a new health care law. “We will return,” Trump declared in an early morning tweet. The president tweeted Tuesday that “Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard,” but says, “We were let down by all of the ...

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