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Manufacturers, Wall Street getting Trump’s ear in first 100 days

By Jason Lange | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Manufacturers and Wall Street have led the quest for business access to President Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office, with media companies and Silicon Valley seldom


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Democrats want Congress’ authorization for anti-militant campaigns

WASHINGTON Ten Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they want Congress to vote on a formal authorization for the use of military force against al Qaeda, the Islamic State and the


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Republican lawmakers urge Trump to weaken Paris climate pact pledge

By Timothy Gardner | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse


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U.S. Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown

By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress took steps to extend until May 5 the deadline for reaching a deal on federal spending through September and head off a feared


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House Speaker Ryan says no decision on healthcare vote

WASHINGTON Republican House leaders have made no final decision on when to vote on a plan aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system, but the measure is gaining support from more moderate members of party,


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U.S. Senate panel votes in favor of Gottlieb to run FDA

A U.S. Senate committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 14-9 in favor of Gottlieb,


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Kremlin says report that Putin will meet Trump in May is ‘wishful thinking’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that a media report that President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump were to meet in May was "wishful thinking". Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that the two leaders were


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Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown

By Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund


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left right U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after signing the Antiquities Executive Order at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, U.S. April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque 1/3 left right Immigrant supporters protest duirng the


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Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to


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