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Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver....

Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims....

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors....

Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year....

If GOP can't repeal Obamacare, how can they overhaul taxes?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump's top priorities: overhauling America's tax system....

GOP ponders whether Trump helps sell health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):...

Over half of hate crimes in US go unreported, report says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities....

AP FACT CHECK: Warped reality in health debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The superheated argument over the Republican drive to overhaul health care has not been the finest moment for accuracy....

South Korean leader looks for common ground with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Korea's new leader vowed to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington....

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