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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

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President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

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Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

NEW YORK (AP) — It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he quit Congress in 2011 over a sexting scandal. But that was just the beginning. The New York Democrat is scheduled for sentencing Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in 2016 in a case that may have also...


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NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

Trump Strange Politics-1

The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season. The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a...


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Trump demands NFL teams 'fire or suspend' players or risk fan boycott

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SOMERSET, N.J. - President Donald Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand that NFL owners fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem in protest, again urging that fans should boycott the sport to force change. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games...


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Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics

Republican Congressman Trump

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — This is not President Donald Trump’s dinner party. Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, standing in the middle of Ferraro’s dimly lit restaurant dining room, says it’s not necessary to build a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. He raises concerns about the White House’s...


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Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on North Korea, while two-third oppose

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Donald Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Roughly...


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A's catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell catapulted himself into the ongoing national political discourse on Saturday when he knelt for the national anthem ahead of a game against the Texas Rangers. Maxwell, a 26-year-old rookie, is the first MLB player to kneel during...


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Trump's comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

Reactions to President Donald Trump’s comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors: At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that NFL owners fire players who...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: MARIA-ELECTRIC

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to MARIA-ELECTRIC (Steven Mufson, Post), which moved Sept. 20. --- A Washington Post story on Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric company gave the wrong title for Natalie Jaresko. She is the executive director of the Financial Oversight and...


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Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike....


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North Korea's top diplomat says strike against US mainland is 'inevitable'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. North Korea’s foreign minister warned Saturday that a strike against the U.S. mainland is “inevitable” because President Donald Trump mocked leader Kim Jong Un with the belittling nickname “little rocketman.” U.S. bombers escorted by fighter jets flew off the North...


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