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Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against Presiden...

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may...

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Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does...

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlie...

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Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday that he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances...

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Republican Senator Collins: I have very serious concerns on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday that she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill...

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Top Senate Democrat Schumer: 50-50 chance Republicans pass healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he sees a 50 percent probability that Republicans will be able to pass their healthcare...

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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India's Modi on trade, investment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investm...

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Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst o...

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White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said in a letter on Friday that a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday was the formal answer to a request by the House of Represe...

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Exclusive: U.S. list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldi...

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U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House...

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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overh...

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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogator...

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Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though h...

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House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' Russia investigation said on Friday he wanted a formal response from President Donald Trump...

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As debt limit looms, House leaders eye bipartisan deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional leaders are quietly working on a bipartisan deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling within weeks, hoping to prevent the difficult debt issue f...

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White House spokesman does not rule out Trump-Putin July meeting in Germany

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House spokesman did not rule out a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was asked about reports t...

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Trump has no intention to fire special counsel Mueller: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. ele...

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Trump aide Juster to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to India: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a top economic aide, Kenneth Juster, as the next U.S. ambassador to India, two senior White House of...

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White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the curre...

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Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a &a...

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Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a &a...

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UK PM May welcomes Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador: spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The planned appointment of National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to London shows President Donald Trump's commit...

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Trump denies obstructing FBI probe, says has no tapes of talks with Comey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not obstructed the FBI's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. president...

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on th...

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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face pe...

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Trump to nominate NFL team owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thurs...

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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of more than 100 Iraqis

(Reuters) - A U.S. district court judge in Michigan has temporarily blocked the deportations of more than 100 Iraqi nationals until a decision is reached over who has jurisdic...

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders on Thursday unveiled a draft of legislation to replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce...

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