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Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Senate Democrat said there's no time to waste as the Senate pressed ahead Monday on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash....

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched....

Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fallen soldier's widow criticized President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, prompting a fresh Trump Twitter rebuttal as the emotional conflict case showed no sign of abating....

Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American people and the fallen soldiers' families deserve answers about a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger, the top U.S. general said Monday, without being able to provide many himself....

Ex-energy regulators reject Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight former members of a federal energy panel - including five former chairs - oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants....

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices' security focus of lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Last month, Justice Stephen Breyer was confronted at a Washington-area airport by a reporter for a celebrity website who asked him about his favorite books and movies. In video of the interaction , Breyer looks mildly amused. The two men with him don't....

Ivanka Trump says tax plan addresses needs of US families
RICHBORO, Pa. (AP) -- Ivanka Trump is calling tax reform the top priority of her father's administration and something necessary to address the new realities of the modern American family....

In Asia, Trump to warn North Korea but not likely visit DMZ
NEW YORK (AP) -- For all of President Donald Trump's overheated talk about North Korea's Kim Jung Un and the country's nuclear program, Trump will likely not make the customary presidential visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month....

Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for a pregnant teen being held in a Texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her obtain an abortion....

Lawmakers urge reversal after financier says visa revoked
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats on Monday demanded answers from the U.S. government after British-American financier William Browder, who lobbied heavily for a law targeting Russian officials over human rights, said his visa was revoked....

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