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House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes says Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign....

Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor....

Lawyer: White House to no longer contest Texas' voter ID law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- An attorney for a voting rights group said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration said that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas' strict voter ID law....

Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites....

Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion....

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation....

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials are discussing North Korea with key Asian powers, as tensions stoked by a recent missile test and the poisoning death of its leader's brother threatened to intensify with upcoming military drills....

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....

New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes....

The Latest: Trump says he hasn't called Russia 'in 10 years'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...