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Congress scrambles to wrap up deal averting government shutdown

By Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress moved closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight on Friday, as negotiators worked to clear away remaining disputes in


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By Diane Bartz | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The confirmation testimony expected on Wednesday for Makan Delrahim, who was nominated to head U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, has been delayed by missing paperwork, Senator Charles Grassley said


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left right U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin departs from a meeting on tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (not pictured) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) on


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left right FILE PHOTO: Bears Ears, the twin rock formations in Utah’s Four Corners region is pictured in Utah, U.S. December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Annie Knox 1/3 left right U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the keynote address


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left right U.S. President Donald Trump (C) sits with members of his cabinet including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L); Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (3rdR); and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon


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By Timothy Gardner | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say


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Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill: Mulvaney

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will not agree to a Democratic demand that subsidies for Obamacare be included in a must-pass spending bill in Congress, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Tuesday. Asked in


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U.S. commerce secretary eyes more trade moves: WSJ

WASHINGTON The Trump administration may undertake trade actions to protect the U.S. semiconductor, shipbuilding and aluminum industries, citing national security concerns, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Tuesday. He said


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Trump to meet Australian PM, relations strained over asylum seekers

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 4 in New York City, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. The bilateral meeting will follow a speech by


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left right FILE PHOTO: The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words 'Paris Agreement is Done', to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo


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