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State Trade Group Can Weigh In On Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A judge deciding whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline while more environmental review is completed says he'll allow North Dakota's main energy trade group to weigh in. Judge James Boasberg might also allow some…

Trump Administration Pulls Health Law Help In 18 Cities

CHICAGO (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Community…

Sen. McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumor After Clot Removed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. That's where McCain had a blood clot removed…

Democrats Urge Swifter Action From Trump On Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's drug commission is drawing new criticism after it missed a second self-imposed deadline. Twenty senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have penned a letter to the acting director of the Office of…

Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meeting For The First Time

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's voter integrity commission is meeting Wednesday for the first time amid outrage over its request for extensive personal voter data. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity got off to a rocky start when…

US: More Work Needed To Resolve Irritants, Russia Impatient

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says more work needs to be done to resolve irritants in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including the return of two seized diplomatic compounds that Moscow is demanding. The State Department said Tuesday the latest round…

Health Care Vote Delay Gives Foes, Supporters More Time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it. But the postponement also gives Majority…

US-Russia Talks Resume; Moscow Demands Dachas' Return

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Russia are resuming high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow, as Russian patience dwindles for the return of two seized diplomatic compounds. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy…

AG Sessions To Address Local Prosecutors In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Minnesota to speak to state and local prosecutors. Sessions was expected to address an annual gathering of district attorneys from around the country in Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Sessions has…

Trump Nominates Men To Lead Iowa US Attorney Offices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Donald Trump has nominated two men to serve as U.S. attorneys in Iowa's northern and southern districts. The Trump administration announced Friday that the president had nominated Peter E. Deegan Jr. as U.S. attorney…

Minnesota Judge Cancels Universal Deal With Prince Estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate. Universal struck a deal with the estate in January, but the estate later sought to cancel the…

Senate Intel Panel Asks Trump Jr. For Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says the panel has requested documents from Donald Trump Jr. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said the committee requested the documents "as recently as this week," after President Donald Trump's…

Panel Calls On FDA To Review Safety Of Opioid Painkillers

A panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioid painkillers. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released its report Thursday. It says the FDA should consider the…

New GOP Health Plan Seeks Conservative Support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a revamped Republican health care bill, and it seeks out conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. The bill is aimed at repealing much of President…

Trump Denies Disaster Declaration For Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Trump administration has denied a request from Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum for a "major disaster declaration" to help cover some of the estimated $38 million cost to police protests of the Dakota Access…

South Dakota GOP Senators See Hope In Revised Health Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Republican U.S. senators say that a revised GOP health care bill will move Senate Republicans closer to replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release an altered…

House Democrats Press Sessions About Russian Lawyer's Role

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday questioned the decision by the Trump administration Justice Department to settle a money-laundering forfeiture case with a Russian real estate investment firm that has ties to the Russian lawyer…

Wounded Congressman Out Of Intensive Care, Remains Serious

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition. The…

Face Scans For Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

HOUSTON (AP) - If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering…

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