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Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver....

Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is putting new criteria in place Thursday for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and all refugees, requiring a close family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims....

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors....

Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year....

NATO agrees to send more troop trainers to Afghanistan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Two years after winding down its military operation in Afghanistan, NATO has agreed to send more troops to help train and work alongside Afghan security forces....

President ridicules female TV host's looks, calls her crazy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching....

If GOP can't repeal Obamacare, how can they overhaul taxes?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump's top priorities: overhauling America's tax system....

GOP ponders whether Trump helps sell health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....

South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meet top lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Korea's president plans to meet with congressional leaders and have dinner with President Donald Trump - as he looks to reassure Washington that he'll coordinate closely on dealing with the threat from North Korea....

Senate committee takes up aviation bill minus key Trump goal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican-led Senate committee is considering an aviation bill that omits one of President Donald Trump's goals - turning air traffic control operations over to a private company....