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The Latest: Kushner on Hill to meet with House intel panel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):...

Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer....

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy....

Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee....

McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years....

Trump's political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's fiery speech Monday night at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former Scouts....

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened during a speech to thousands of Boy Scouts to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails....

Black seniors stroll down memory lane aiming to stay sharp
Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise....

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress four distinct interactions with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition period. The 11-page statement provides his first detailed account of meetings over the last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States, a Russian lawyer and a Russian banker....

Trump ask federal appeals court to dismiss protester lawsuit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Attorneys for President Donald Trump want a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit by protesters accusing him of ordering his supporters to rough them up at a campaign rally in Louisville last year....

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