Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states' demands over its Qatar base

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Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.

Trump and Saudi king rely on 30-something son, son-in-law

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Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their 30-something son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies.
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The Latest: Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
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How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.
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Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.
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What's next on health care draft in Congress

Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law.
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Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.
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Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.
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US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.
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The Latest: Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey (all times EDT):
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Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.
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AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?

Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons,…
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Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy

When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet (10 meters) behind, who was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and hit him in the chest.
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Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey,
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Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
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The Latest: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, followed by Majority Whip John Cornyn, leaves a GOP meeting on health care Thursday.

Senate GOP unveils health bill overhaul, but not all are aboard

The bill would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners.
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List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab…
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A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

A federal appeals panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that Brendan Dassey's confession was improperly obtained in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Thursday that "no reasonable court" could have confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. The state of Wisconsin hinted it would appeal, keeping Dassey behind bars for now.
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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.