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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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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 24, 2017 - 8:14 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Trump said Sunday his "primary focus" is the tax overhaul rather than last-ditch...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. Collins said Sunday, Sept. 24, she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. That likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party's premier campaign promises dangling by a thread. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. White House...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2009, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during remarks of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Longtime friends and advisers of McCain say they’re not surprised by his decision in September 2017 to oppose a last-ditch Republican effort to overhaul the nation’s health care law. McCain objected to the legislation in part because Senate GOP leaders wanted a vote without holding hearings or debate.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
September 23, 2017 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an...
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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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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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FILE - In this May 8, 2016, file photo, a North Korean solder stands guard near barrels stacked up near the river bank of the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. China announced Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 it will limit oil supplies to North Korea under U.N. sanctions starting Oct. 1, 2017, stepping up pressure on Pyongyang over its pursuit of nuclear and missile technology. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
September 23, 2017 - 12:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
September 22, 2017 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81...
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Demonstrators march outside federal court in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately take effect. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance Jenkins)
September 22, 2017 - 7:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately take effect. Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, solar tech Joshua Valdez, left, and senior plant managerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Dixon, Calif. Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturing companies say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 22, 2017 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad...
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