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Trump floats using military budget to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still angry about the budget deal he signed last week, President Donald Trump has floated the idea of using the military's budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico, despite the fact that such spending would likely require approval from Congress.<p>Trump raised the …

Donald Trump

Broken bones? Torn knees? Whatever. U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is fearless heading into Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The Lioness in Winter<p>The Lioness in Winter<p>A confident Lindsey Vonn enters the Pyeongchang Olympics as the most decorated woman skier in history. …

Skiing

Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key GOP holdouts

The Republican push to rewrite the tax code gained momentum Tuesday after a Senate panel advanced the measure and several wavering lawmakers signaled that they are leaning toward backing the bill.<p>Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee unanimously voted to send the party's tax package to the …

Obama Administration

Trump boosts Moore in Ala. Senate race despite sexual misconduct allegations

President Trump gave a boost Tuesday to embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, warning against a Democratic victory and emphasizing that the former judge "totally denies" allegations of inappropriate relationships with teenage girls.<p>"We don't need a liberal person in …

Donald Trump

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Out Of Power For First Time Since 1980s As Military Takes Control

President Robert Mugabe and his family are "safe and sound," according to Zimbabwe's military — but his decades in power are seemingly at an end, after Mugabe, 93, was forcefully pushed aside. Both the ruling party and the military insist there was no coup.<p>"We are only targeting criminals around …

Africa

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

Senate Republicans’ effort to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare all but collapses

Senate Republicans all but admitted defeat Tuesday in their seven-year quest to overturn the Affordable Care Act, acknowledging that they lacked the votes to make good on their vow to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.<p>Hours after GOP leaders …

Health Care

Two more Senate Republicans oppose health-care bill, leaving it without enough votes to pass

Two more Senate Republicans have declared their opposition to the latest plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, potentially ending a months-long effort to make good on a GOP promise that has defined the party for nearly a decade and been a top priority for President Trump.<p>Sens. Mike Lee …

Health Care

Revised travel ban rolls out to a muted response at US airports

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the revised version of President Donald Trump's travel ban went into effect Thursday night, the public reaction was muted compared with the massive protests that erupted in January.<p>Small groups of lawyers and volunteers gathered at the arrival terminals of major airports including …

Immigration

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill as opposition continued to build inside and outside Congress, and as several Republican senators questioned whether it would be approved this week.<p>President Trump expressed confidence that the bill …

Health Care

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump …

Health Care

The most anticipated entertainment event this summer isn’t in cinemas

It may be summer in the US, but be advised: Winter is coming.<p>HBO dropped the second trailer for the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on June 21 and it’s been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube; it is still the top trending video on the platform.<p>The seventh season of the hotly anticipated …

TV

Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kick-started by the President himself.<p>"With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of …

Donald Trump

Republican Karen Handel defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — President Trump’s hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs.<p>Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, …

U.S. Politics