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Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats....

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role....

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition....

US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday....

Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance....

Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions....

White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House staff will be skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump....

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans - and the president himself - insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up....

Ex-Congressman's lawyers: Informant in Schock case broke law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure, his lawyers argue in new court filings....

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall....



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