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US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders....

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor....

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly....

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp
DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II....

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser - and even a few holes of golf....

Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing....

Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."...

Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen....

AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet....

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