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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in SyriaThe Trump administration says it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and is threatening to retaliate
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Seated with him, from left, are Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOPAmerica First Policies, a group aligned with President Donald Trump, attacked a fellow Republican for not supporting the Senate health care bill
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right, tells reporters he is delaying a vote on the Republican health care bill while the GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repealPresident Donald Trump and congressional Republicans suffer an embarrassing setback on their No. 1 campaign promise as health care legislation, short of votes, is delayed in the Senate
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuseChinese who have worked at a factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands say they've faced long hours, low pay and verbal abuse
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water ruleThe Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas depart after speaking with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health billSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general said it found no evidence to substantiate the claim.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Watchdog clears park service in inauguration disputesWatchdog clears park service in inauguration disputes after photos appeared to counter Trump's claim that up to 1.5 million attended the event at the Capitol and National Mall
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human traffickingThe United States is removing Myanmar from its list of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half hour on March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency’s own scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with the brain development of fetuses and infants. EPA released a copy of Pruitt’s March meeting schedule earlier this month following several Freedom of Information Act requests.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide banRecords show the Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely-used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
House adds security funding in wake of Scalise shootingThe House has moved to provide lawmakers with a $25,000 allowance to take additional security steps in the wake of the shooting at a congressional baseball practice earlier this month
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton holds up an illustrated children's version of her book, 'It Takes a Village', as she speaks at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Hillary Clinton tells librarians they protect truth, factsHillary Clinton received a standing ovation when she said librarians are on the front line of "the fight to defend truth and reason, evidence and facts."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday, June 26, 2017, is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline loomsThe Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban go forward in part leaves more questions than it answers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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