Government and politics

From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. take questions from members of the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2017 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort in Congress to pass the Republican health care bill (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is offering little hope that a failed Republican health-care bill can be revived anytime soon. The Kentucky Republican says in a...
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Janella Williams watches television for news on the healthcare vote while receiving treatment at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, March 24, 2017. The 45-year-old graphic designer receives medication from an intravenous drip for a neurological disorder, getting the drugs that she says allow her to walk. Under her Affordable Care Act plan, she pays $480 a month for coverage and has an out-of-pocket maximum of $3,500 a year. If she were to lose it, she wouldn’t be able to afford the $13,000-a-year out-of-pocket maximum under her husband’s insurance. Her treatments cost about $90,000 every seven weeks. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 24, 2017 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. The withdrawal of the Republican-sponsored health bill in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Mnuchin says after the battle over health care, the administration will turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 24, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform. President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will now focus on gaining congressional...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 24, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans' troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer gestures as he speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 24, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful. Instead, spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is confident that the White House has...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, left ,talks with Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate for the French presidential elections, during the annual dinner of the Representative Council of France's Jewish Associations (CRIF) in Paris. Hollande is vigorously denouncing suggestions by conservative presidential hopeful Fillon that Hollande has a "cabinet noir" to discredit political rivals. (Christophe Petit Tesson/ Pool via AP, File)
March 24, 2017 - 1:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks. The clash between the Socialist Hollande and the right-wing Francois...
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Italian paramilitary police patrol in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Rome's Piazza Venezia Square, on Friday, March 24, 2017 a day ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. EU leaders are gathering in Rome for a summit to mark the EU's 60th anniversary and to outline its future after Britain leaves. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 24, 2017 - 1:54 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming European Union summit (all times local): 6:55 p.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that talks between Greece and its international creditors are making "significant progress" and hopes an outline agreement could be reached for the next...
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Police officers patrol on Westminster Bridge in London, Friday March 24, 2017. On Thursday authorities identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 24, 2017 - 1:50 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before he stabbed a police officer to death...
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Police officers patrol on Westminster Bridge in London, Friday March 24, 2017. On Thursday authorities identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 24, 2017 - 11:54 am
LONDON (AP) — British police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data," have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, left ,talks with Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate for the French presidential elections, during the annual dinner of the Representative Council of France's Jewish Associations (CRIF) in Paris. Hollande is vigorously denouncing suggestions by conservative presidential hopeful Fillon that Hollande has a "cabinet noir" to discredit political rivals. (Christophe Petit Tesson/ Pool via AP, File)
March 24, 2017 - 9:50 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that he is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks. The clash between the Socialist Hollande and right-wing Francois Fillon...
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