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Sen. Klobuchar steers health care debate to middle ground

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had 90 minutes on the national stage Monday to make her best case for protecting the Affordable Care Act.

Minnesota senator shared the stage with Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, who sponsored the latest, likely unsuccessful, GOP attempt to dismantle the ACA.

At least six White House advisers used private e-mail accounts

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by from second from left, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

Steve Bannon, the former chief White House strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, also occasionally used private e-mail addresses.

Judge: City can proceed with lawsuit against opioid maker

A federal judge says a Washington city can proceed with its lawsuit seeking to hold the maker of the pain medication OxyContin liable for damages to the community.

GOP lawmaker alludes to females lawmakers as 'eye candy'

The chairman of an organization of GOP conservatives has jokingly alluded to female members of the group as "eye candy."

Vinehout 'can't ever say never' on Senate re-election bid

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout is hedging on whether she definitely won't seek re-election to the state Senate.

Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions

A U.S. official says the Trump administration is planning to slash refugee admissions in the upcoming fiscal year to what could be the lowest level in more than a decade.

Defendant's relative arrested in Vegas court sidewalk crash

A relative of a murder defendant is accused of intentionally driving a car onto a Las Vegas courthouse sidewalk, hitting and injuring the slaying victim's sister, authorities said Tuesday.


Best Buy CEO signs letter with other leaders supporting DACA
Point of Sale

Hubert Joly and other leaders urge President Trump to not end the program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to work and study in the country

Sen. Klobuchar talks politics on The Daily Show
Hot Dish Politics

Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday night to talk about getting things done in Congress, lowering drug prices and the direction of the Democratic party.


Trump vows to 'fix the mess' as US targets North Korea banks

President Donald Trump vowed to "fix the mess" over North Korea's nuclear program but warned any U.S. military attack would be "devastating." The tough talk came as Trump's administration sought to turn up the economic pressure with new sanctions punishing North Korean banks and their workers.


Dunford says NKorea military posture unchanged amid tension

The nation's top military officer said Tuesday he's not seen any shifts in North Korea's military posture despite the reclusive nation's threats to shoot down U.S. warplanes amid the "charged political environment" between Washington and Pyongyang.


Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise.


How email practices of Clinton and Trump advisers differ

Hillary Clinton's email practices while secretary of state differed from the reported use of private email accounts by several officials in the Trump administration. Based…


Feds accused of improperly detaining pregnant immigrants

Immigrants' rights advocates have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about what they say is the inhumane treatment of pregnant women being held in custody.


Construction of border wall prototypes begins in San Diego

The federal government said Tuesday that contractors began building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a key campaign pledge.


The Latest: Trump pledges major tax cut for middle class

The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the tax code (all times local):


Maine governor orders sheriffs to honor immigration requests

Maine's Republican governor is directing the state's 16 county sheriffs to detain immigrants upon request by federal immigration officers — or be removed from office.


The Latest: US to pick up tab for Puerto Rico debris removal

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local):


The Latest: State police confirm probe of failed nuke plant

The Latest on an abandoned nuclear project in South Carolina (all times local):