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Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time....

Trump backs GOP budget as step toward massive tax cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Thursday blocked an effort by Democrats to preserve their ability to raise roadblocks in front of a $1.5 trillion GOP tax cut plan later this year....

Uneven record of consolation by Trump for families of fallen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....

Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov. 9, 2010, in Afghanistan....

Trump to meet with GOP senators at US Capitol next week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading to the U.S. Capitol next week....

Senate panel votes for nominee opposed by black lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly backed the nomination of a North Carolina attorney to fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy over the objections of Democrats, black lawmakers and some civil rights groups....

House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries....

GOP senator criticizes Trump's response on health proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that President Donald Trump's inconsistent stance on a bipartisan health deal has hurt prospects for the Senate proposal aimed at stabilizing insurance markets and lowering premiums over the short term....

Mississippi senator back at work, faces questions on health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is back at work in Washington after a health setback and facing questions about whether he's up for the rigors of his job....

Trump UN envoy: Russia's election interference is 'warfare'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare" on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a president who has consistently downplayed Russian influence in American politics....

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