Government and politics

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. speaks to members of the media while walking in the hallways on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 13, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. plans to roll out the GOP's revised health care bill, pushing toward a showdown vote next week with opposition within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2017 - 2:33 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is on the hot seat when it comes to the GOP's new health care bill. Republicans can't afford to lose votes if they hope to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care program. So pressure is being placed on senators like Heller...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans’ latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 15, 2017 - 2:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers more responsibility for their insurance choices, a goal long held by conservatives who argue that's key to a true...
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July 15, 2017 - 2:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of the spotlight, a House panel has taken steps to help victims of gun violence, allow robust politicking from the pulpit, and prevent doctors in the District of Columbia from helping terminally ill people commit suicide. The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee...
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Members of a female robotics team from Herat province, leave Kabul to the U.S. from Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jun 14, 2017. The third time's the charm for Afghanistan's all girl robotics team, who will be allowed entry into the U.S. to compete in a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to reverse a decision twice denying them enter into the country. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
July 15, 2017 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump. The six-girl team and their chaperone completed their journey just after midnight from their...
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Members of a female robotics team from Herat province, leave Kabul to the U.S. from Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jun 14, 2017. The third time's the charm for Afghanistan's all girl robotics team, who will be allowed entry into the U.S. to compete in a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to reverse a decision twice denying them enter into the country. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
July 15, 2017 - 12:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump. Six girls from the team and their chaperone completed their journey from their hometown of...
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Members of a female robotics team from Herat province, leave Kabul to the U.S. from Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jun 14, 2017. The third time's the charm for Afghanistan's all girl robotics team, who will be allowed entry into the U.S. to compete in a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to reverse a decision twice denying them enter into the country. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
July 15, 2017 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan has arrived in Washington following a last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump. The six girls landed early Saturday at Washington Dulles International Airport after a journey from their hometown of Herat, Afghanistan. They were...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Ali Said, of Somalia, center, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among one of the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules were to kick in as part of the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. A federal judge in Hawaii further weakened the already-diluted travel ban Thursday, July 13, 2017, by vastly expanding the list of U.S. family relationships that visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 14, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it. The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, Vice President of Crocus Group Emin Agalarov, left, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, center, and pageant owner Donald Trump, of the United States attend the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son Emin Agalarov, a music promoter, a property lawyer and Russia's prosecutor general are unlikely figures who surfaced in emails released by Donald Trump Jr. as his father's presidential campaign sought potentially damaging information in 2016 from Russia about his opponent, Hillary Clinton. (Irina Bujor/Kommersant Photo via AP, file) RUSSIA OUT
July 14, 2017 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the investigation into his campaign's potential ties to Russia (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he'd like Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer Rinat Akhmetshin to...
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James DeVolld, chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission, listens to testimony on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the state Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., before the panel unanimously adopted emergency regulations to expedite the licensing of recreational marijuana distributors to meet a supply shortage at pot retailers who launched the state's first legal sales on July 1. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
July 14, 2017 - 7:15 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulators took steps this week to make sure Nevada's fledgling but popular marijuana industry doesn't run out of pot to sell. But questions remain about whether newly minted distributors can handle the heavy demand, and the possibility of another legal roadblock may be...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans’ latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 14, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers more responsibility for their insurance choices, a goal long held by conservatives who argue that's key to a true...
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