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Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps upTexas' legislative session is winding down with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people and negotiations to salvage it at a standstill
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to White House in Washington, Saturday, May 27, 2017, as they return from Sigonella, Italy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Latest: Trump says he favors more money for health careTrump calls for more money for health care, says GOP can do 'much better' than Obama's health care law
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.  President Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. The refuge takes up an area the size of West Virginia and Connecticut combined in the northeast corner of Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
Correction: Trump-Budget-Arctic Refuge-Q&A CORRECTIVE storyCorrection: Trump-Budget-Arctic Refuge-Q&A CORRECTIVE story
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Texas OKs upping combative board of ed's textbook veto powerThe Texas Legislature has approved giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used across the state
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Biden says New Jersey race is country's most importantFormer Vice President Joe Biden has lent his support to New Jersey's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy at an appearance with the Democratic gubernatorial front-runner.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expandHomeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Texas passes softened voter ID law after judge finds biasTexas lawmakers have approved a new voter ID law to replace one a federal judge struck down as intentionally discriminatory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 27, 2017, as they return from Sigonella, Italy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'Congressional Democrats demand to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
New lawsuit accuses imprisoned former speaker of sex assaultAn Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on FY'18 budget. Kelly said he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop banHomeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump’s son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late last year with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russia channelsThe Latest: DHS secretary Kelly says back channels of communication with Russia are a 'good thing'
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Secretary of Defense James Mattis walks into Michie Stadium to give the commencement address, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in West Point, N.Y. Nine Hundred and thirty six cadets received their diplomas, most of whom will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the army. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
'Mad Dog' Mattis sleeps well, keeps others awakePentagon chief 'Mad Dog' Mattis, veteran of the military's toughest commands, says he keeps others awake, not the other way around
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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