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HHS secretary chartered flights even to cities with frequent, inexpensive commercial options.<p>Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his travel plans and a …Tom Price
<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again reached 40%, while earning high marks for his handling of the government's response to recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.<p>A broad 64% of Americans say they approve of how Trump's government …North Korea
Facebook will share the content and related information of the more than 3,000 ads it sold to Russian-linked accounts with the House and Senate intelligence committees, the company said Thursday.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a Facebook Live event Thursday afternoon to explain the company's …Facebook
<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday that he doesn't believe that governors will weaken insurance protections for people with preexisting conditions -- though the Graham-Cassidy health care bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Congress allows …Health Care
pFORT DRUM — Hundreds of soldiers formally marked the beginning of their deployment to Afghanistan on Friday, where they will train and advise …War
I never heard this story about 9/11: The Dancing Israelis
The entire health care industry opposes this bill. Even its supporters don't like it.
AP reported Graham was persuading Senator by phone on health care. He was actually calling into Hannity's radio show
<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Donald Trump fired just three months into his presidency, says he believes that if he had stayed Trump would have asked him "to do something inappropriate."<p>"I will tell you one thing, now that it's …Donald Trump
<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents and information covering a range of events from President Donald Trump's White House, including two firings and an Oval Office meeting, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.<p>Mueller's investigators are looking for …Robert Mueller
<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Hurricane Maria picked up steam Thursday afternoon, turning streets into raging rivers as it continues its deadly tear across the Caribbean.<p>The storm has now killed at least 15 people on the island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook. …Caribbean
<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, there is one thing Republicans agree on right now: It's their last shot to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>That may be all the motivation they need to pass it.<p>In recent days, an intense operation to sell the bill to few key holdouts has …ObamaCare
Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife warned a federal judge this spring that her husband would be murdered if the U.S. government followed through with his …Immigration
Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions.<p>Paul Manafort made the offer in an …Donald Trump