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AP Top Political News at 10:11 p.m. EST

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for....

Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week, with the aim of sending the measure to President Donald Trump to sign before Christmas....

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year....

The Latest: Agency: 2 immigrants can leave US for abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on a lawsuit over the Trump administration blocking two pregnant immigrant teens from obtaining abortions (all times local):...

Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) -- Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime....

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance....

Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power - and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars....

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional NKorea talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States....