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Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout....

Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers....

Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....

Democrats seek tax relief for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of Democratic lawmakers are asking for tax relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying people and businesses in the two U.S. territories don't enjoy the same benefits as those in the mainland....

US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen....

Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- In a big defeat for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge at his corruption trial Monday refused to throw out any of the charges against him in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery....

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters....

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S....

Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we're friends
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often....

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....

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