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Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat, Giving Democrats a Map for Trump Country

Conor Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, scored a razor-thin but extraordinary upset in a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania after a few thousand absentee ballots cemented a Democratic victory in the heart of President Trump’s Rust Belt base.<p>The Republican candidate, Rick Saccone, …

Republicans

It’s official: Washington governor signs landmark net neutrality bill into law

Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became …

Republicans fret sexting scandal could cost them easy House seat

Republicans worry they could lose a reliably red district if former state Sen. Steve Montenegro wins Tuesday's special-election primary in Arizona.<p>Republicans are fretting that a front-runner for an Arizona congressional seat — a married minister involved in a sexting scandal — will pull a Roy …

U.N. Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with Russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pursue a renewed bombing campaign blamed for hundreds of …

Middle East

Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on 'dreamers'

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally.<p>The administration's wish list includes …

Immigration

Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters

<b>Catalan emergency officials say 761 people have been injured as police used force to try to block voting in Catalonia's independence referendum.</b><p>The Spanish government had pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country's constitutional court.<p>Police officers prevented some people …

Speaker Ryan admits defeat, giving up on border adjustment tax

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has agreed to jettison one of the most controversial aspects of his tax overhaul plan, clearing the way for the White House to move forward on its plans for sweeping tax cuts later this year.<p>After months of talks, Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman …

Why almost every state is partially or fully rebuffing Trump’s election commission

Officials in nearly every state say they cannot or will not turn over all of the voter data President Trump’s voting commission is seeking, dealing what could be a serious blow to Trump’s attempts to bolster his claims that widespread fraud cost him the popular vote in November.<p>The commission’s …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on an anti-media tirade, until a newspaper reporter couldn’t take it anymore

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on the media Tuesday, after three CNN journalists resigned and the network retracted a report about ties between an associate of President Trump and Russia.<p>“I think that we have gone to a place where, if the media can't be trusted …

Donald Trump

Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation.<p>Will he stay or will he go?<p>The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either …

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, an extraordinary move that dismayed America’s allies and set back the global effort to address the warming planet.<p>Trump’s …

Climate

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal

The upcoming decision could be a victory for the nationalist wing of Trump’s White House.<p>President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, a White House official said Wednesday morning — only to have Trump himself revive the suspense less than …

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

<b>Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi acted alone.</b><p>Abedi's 23-year-old brother has also been arrested.<p>Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. An off-duty …

Extremism

Jeb Bush has simple advice for President Trump: Stop tweeting

LAS VEGAS — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has some simple advice for his former rival, President Trump: Stop tweeting.<p>Bush appeared Friday alongside Valerie Jarrett, a longtime White House staffer during President Barack Obama's administration, at a three-day hedge fund conference held at Las …

Kellyanne Conway denies that she dislikes Trump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday denied a cable news report that she dislikes President Donald Trump and only works for him for the pay.<p>“My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see,” she said in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, specifically denying that she …

Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his staff to speak with ‘perfect accuracy’

President Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his staff to speak with “perfect accuracy” to the American public.<p>In a subsequent interview, the president suggested that he would either move the briefings so that they are far less …

Donald Trump

Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome.<p>The Republican president …

Emergency declared at Hanford nuclear site in Washington state

An emergency was declared Tuesday morning at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state after a tunnel was breached, according to Hanford …

After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sally Yates didn't bring a smoking gun to the latest episode of the long-running political melodrama entwining the White House and Russia.<p>But in a Senate hearing on Monday, the former acting attorney general produced just enough fresh intrigue to offer Democrats a new opening in …

Associated Press News

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance …

Health Care

Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

By Damian Paletta<p>, Reporter<p>Steven Mufson<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to …

Finance

North Korea stages big artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military and a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.<p>The port call by the USS Michigan, which is designed to …

North Korea

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

By Damian Paletta<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the …

Economy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2017/04/18/theresa-may-early-election-sot.cnn_1375265_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>London (CNN) —</b> British Prime Minister Theresa May has stunned the UK political world by calling for an early general election, seeking a stronger mandate in talks over leaving the European …

Great Britain

Trump breaks silence on North Korea, defends reversal on China

President Trump on Sunday defended his recent about-face on calling China a currency manipulator, saying he welcomes the country’s help in dealing with North Korea.<p>The comment on Twitter was the first from Trump since North Korea’s latest missile launch.<p>“Why would I call China a currency …

North Korea

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants into public waterways.<p>“I have decided that it is appropriate and in the public interest to reconsider the rule,” Scott …

Pesticides

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.<p>In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from NATO to Chinese currency manipulation. They …