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President Donald Trump gestures for people to take their seat at a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. From left, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader...
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In this combination photo, Jimmy Kimmel appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles on March 8, 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2015. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. The ABC comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill. In the process, they've also illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed in the last decade and have become homes for potent points of view. (AP Photo/File)
September 21, 2017 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, illustrated...
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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, covers her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance before a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Charles City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 21, 2017 - 6:04 pm
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure. "If it's brought up, I hope...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear...
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September 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talks with Gracie Johnson during a hog roast before a high school football game between Eastern Hancock and Knightstown in Charlottesville, Ind. DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events, the Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 21, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill...
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In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy but also criticizing how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 21, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Bernie Sanders is criticizing President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. The Vermont senator and onetime presidential candidate says U.S foreign policy should be based less on military might...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. The retreat is set for Wednesday, but Republicans aren't disclosing details. GOP leaders have promised to publicly release outlines...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from both companies that abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina, the utilities confirmed Thursday, signaling the first concrete evidence of a federal probe into the failure. In a...
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