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The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):...

Panel rejects attempt by Democrats to get Trump travel costs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee narrowly defeated a bid by Democrats late Wednesday to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties he owns....

Report: More than half of hate crimes in US go unreported
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities....

US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims....

Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 million behind closed doors....

Cubs see Trump in second White House trip since World Series
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series....

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):...

The Latest: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):...

Senate Intelligence Committee to get access to Comey memos
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee has an agreement to get former FBI Director James Comey's memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump....

The Latest: Panel rejects attempt to get Trump travel costs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local):...