Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...


The Latest: DOE assessing Puerto Rico's power grid damage

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The U.S. Department of Energy says initial damage assessments and power restoration efforts have begun on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The agency said Sunday that it is...


Trump-allied nonprofit tells supporters: Turn off the NFL

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A nonprofit group run by allies of President Donald Trump launched a Facebook ad Sunday aimed at millions of people across the country that urges them to stand with the president by turning off National Football League games. “Rather than watch the NFL disrespect our...


As GOP's repeal bill struggles, Democrats ask whether they gave it life

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - This week, as Senate Republicans scrambled one more time to unravel the Affordable Care Act on a party-line vote, some Democrats asked whether it all could have been prevented with a little more strategy. What if “Chuck and Nancy,” as President Donald...


President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Texans Patriots Football

President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than 130 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games. A week ago, just four...


The Latest: Anthem Singer at Titans game takes a knee

APTOPIX Ravens Jaguars Football

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has continued to express his displeasure on Twitter about how NFL players are choosing to kneel or sit for the national anthem before games. In one tweet, Trump said that “Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad Ratings!” In another...


Trump to dine with donors in New York on Tuesday

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump will meet with major GOP donors for a private dinner on Tuesday in New York as part of a fundraising effort for the Republican National Committee, according to three people briefed on his plans. The dinner will convene as the polls close in...


Merkel wins 4th term but nationalists surge in German vote

Germany Election

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc won a lackluster victory in Germany’s national election Sunday while the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament. Merkel’s main center-left rivals, the Social Democrats, slid to...


Gunman opens fire at Nashville church, killing at least one

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A gunman wearing a ski mask opened fire at a church near Nashville on Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding six others. The gunman then turned the gun on himself, according to Nashville police. The shooting occurred shortly before noon at Burnette Chapel...


Sen. Rand Paul lays out demands on health care as talks continue

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The embattled Republican effort to repeal the nation’s health-care law now centers on winning over a conservative, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who continues to engage with President Donald Trump and Senate leaders, giving proponents of the latest GOP bill a...


North Korea keeps up military threats against U.S. after Trump's ridicule

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Tension between the United States and North Korea remained high Sunday as Pyongyang released propaganda videos showing U.S. planes and an aircraft carrier under attack. The violent videos came after President Donald Trump derided North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, by...

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