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A fractured GOP unified to pass a landmark tax plan: Here's how it came together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Get the members off of Capitol Hill.<p>That was the pitch from John Leganski, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's 26-year-old floor director, to the more than two dozen Republican leadership staffers assembled around the long rectangular conference table at the back of Speaker Paul Ryan's …

Health Care

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

<b>The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.</b><p>Risking death by sea or on foot, nearly 700,000 have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh …

Human Rights

Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Across the United States. Here’s a List.

Many government officials have called to remove dozens of controversial statues, markers and other monuments from public grounds.

Confederate Monuments

GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking Senate …

Mitch McConnell