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Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

The Republican-led Senate rejected Democratic attempts to spare health programs for the poor and elderly from cuts, absorbing political hits as the price for advancing a budget plan that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code
Updated: 2 hours ago

Hungary summons US diplomat over negative comments on media

Hungary's foreign ministry says it has summoned the top United States diplomat in Hungary over comments he made about the country's "negative trends" for press freedom
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The Latest: Target of beheading plot praises guilty verdict

The Latest: Target of beheading plot praises guilty verdict

A conservative American blogger who authorities say was the target of an Islamic State-inspired beheading plot is praising the conviction of a Massachusetts man
Updated: 2 hours ago
Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protesters

Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protesters

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a poorly planned and executed police operation to remove a highway roadblock by protesters led to a chaotic confrontation in which six civilians were killed
Updated: 2 hours ago

North Carolina deal would expand transgender protections

North Carolina's governor launched a two-part strategy to end protracted litigation over the state's so-called bathroom bill and its replacement
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Kansas to consider state compensation for wrongly imprisoned

Kansas to consider state compensation for wrongly imprisoned

Kansas legislators expect to consider proposals next year to make it easier for people wrongly convicted of major crimes to win compensation from the state
Updated: 2 hours ago

Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant

A judge has ordered the federal government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant who entered the country illegally to undergo an abortion.
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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to retire next year

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to retire next year

Kenneth Chenault, one of the most prominent black businessmen and long-time chairman and CEO of American Express, will retire in early 2018; led company through financial crisis and 9/11 attacks
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Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

A lawyer for the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in 2012 told a judge and a jury of magistrates that testimony given by the men's mother is unreliable
Updated: 2 hours ago

Trump EPA nominees on hold amid dispute over biofuel mandate

A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the EPA amid opposition to the administration's proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel
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