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Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return 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 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....

Senate confirms GOP lawyer for No. 2 role at Interior
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed David Bernhardt, a lawyer and former Interior Department official, as deputy Interior secretary, second in command to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke....

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....

Vast support for Russia sanctions quashes potential for veto
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Strong congressional support from Republicans and Democrats for a new package of Russia sanctions effectively scuttles the potential for President Donald Trump to derail the legislation....

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Passions are running high on Capitol Hill - but pistols at 10 paces over health care?...

AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation....

Trump blasts newspaper's reporting on US-Syria policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has assailed The Washington Post in connection with a story about termination of U.S. efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria's President Bashar Assad....