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CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund....

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):...

Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools....

Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria has denied White House allegations that it may be preparing a new chemical attack, insisting again that it has never used such arms....

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor....

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead....

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing -or not yet supporting - legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week....

Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa
MUNICH (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over....

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock....

Europe's once positive world view of US slips under Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President Donald Trump than favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes in three dozen countries that comes as Trump prepares for a return visit to the continent early next month....