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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, stops to talk with Jamie Davis Smith, and her children from left, Ben, 9, Claire 11, and Sarah, 7, following a news conference to oppose GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care repeal strategy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 25, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is defending his friend, GOP Sen. John McCain, against criticism from President Donald Trump. McCain, who decisively voted against a GOP health care...
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, flanked by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., right, talk about the legislation they are introducing regarding the legal status of undocumented children during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 25, 2017 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fight with the GOP over immigration, House Democrats on Monday blocked a bill to extend federal aviation programs and provide tax breaks for hurricane victims. Republicans had hoped to pass a package of legislation addressing the Federal Aviation Administration and the tax...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, protesters outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, take part in a rally to oppose a new Texas "sanctuary cities" bill that aligns with the president's tougher stance on illegal immigration. A federal appeals court gave Texas more latitude Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, to enforce a "sanctuary cities" ban backed by the Trump administration, but opponents suing over the immigration crackdown said it was unlikely to drastically change the status quo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 25, 2017 - 7:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas for now can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. The decision prompted one...
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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo, people walk by Sunshine Life & Health Advisors, in Hialeah, Fla. The latest Republican push to replace the Obama-era health care law would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 25, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law succeeds: Uncertainty. Will you be able to get coverage? How much will it cost? Will it cover my conditions? It depends. The proposal, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, listens as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, speaks, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 25, 2017 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this week. Among states expected to lose are Arizona, Florida...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz said he’s against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama’s health law. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. According to documents obtained by The...
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In this undated photo, Kelly Kuhns holds her son, Oliver, in Plain City, Ohio. Kuhns is advocating for an Ohio bill that would ban abortions based on the type of pre-natal Down syndrome diagnosis she received for her son, Oliver. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
September 24, 2017 - 11:09 am
PLAIN CITY, Ohio (AP) — Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test. Her hope was to...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of...
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Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, rear-right, smiles as he listens to opposition lawmaker Engin Altay before the parliament vote during an extraordinary session in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
September 23, 2017 - 3:23 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum. The decree allows Turkey to send troops...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 23, 2017 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Sen. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican "Obamacare" repeal bill before a Senate panel on Monday. The Senate Finance Committee hearing is being held even though the measure's prospects are dim. The...
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