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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2017 Manufacturing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Overhauling the nation's tax code in a once-in-a-generation opportunity, says House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is promising to act by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 21, 2017 - 3:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product. Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic aide, says the administration doesn't want to...
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In this June 20, 2017, photo, Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
June 21, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montana Republican Greg Gianforte is set to be sworn in as the newest member of Congress, a month after he body slammed a reporter who asked him a question about the GOP health care bill. Gianforte, a wealthy former software executive, has called for civility in politics following...
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In this June 20, 2017, photo, Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. Gianforte is set to be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after winning a special congressional election nearly a month ago. He pleaded guilty to assaulting the reporter but says he is ready to put the episode behind him. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
June 21, 2017 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montana Republican Greg Gianforte is set to be sworn in as the newest member of Congress, a month after he body slammed a reporter who asked him a question about the GOP health care bill. Gianforte, a wealthy former software executive, has called for civility in politics following...
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Xaviere Coleman pours water over his head to cool off in a Wookiee costume along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. Coleman was taking a break from posing for photographs with tourists. The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 21, 2017 - 3:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Don Kushner emerged from his afternoon hike on Camelback Mountain clearly a little run down from the heat. Kushner was one of the few who ignored warnings to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and decided to exercise outside on one of the hottest days in Phoenix's recorded history. "...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 21, 2017 - 2:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday under pressure from investors. "I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
June 21, 2017 - 2:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday under pressure from investors. "I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Prince Mohammed bin Salman waits for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. In a series of royal decrees issued Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the monarch stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was first in line to the throne, from his title as crown prince and from his post as the country's powerful interior minister overseeing security. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
June 21, 2017 - 1:54 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Saudi state media says the kingdom's former crown prince has pledged his allegiance to King Salman's son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, whom he...
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Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth District Congressional Seat Karen Handel, left, greets supporters at an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Handel is in a hotly contested runoff with Democrat Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 21, 2017 - 1:47 am
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Prince Mohammed bin Salman waits for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. In a series of royal decrees issued Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the monarch stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was first in line to the throne, from his title as crown prince and from his post as the country's powerful interior minister overseeing security. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
June 21, 2017 - 1:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local): 8:40 a.m. An analyst who studies the Gulf says the appointment of Saudi King Salman's son as crown prince could have a big effect on the kingdom. Kristian...
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June 21, 2017 - 1:27 am
WALL, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on a New Jersey school district where yearbooks were altered to remove three students' references to him. The Asbury Park Press reports ( http://on.app.com/2rTzZVb ) Trump posted a letter to his Facebook page Monday, thanking Wall High School...
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