'Bill of love'? Not so fast. Trump veers right on DACA
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It is President Trump’s habit, when he makes policy announcements bound to upset Democrats or other political foes, to bathe in the backlash, crow about the hurt feelings and mock any mawkish or emotional reactions.

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Pence is breaking ties in the Senate at a record-setting pace
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With Republicans Sens. Bob Corker and John McCain missing from voting on Wednesday at the Capitol, the GOP needed to call in some backup to help push one vote across the finish line.

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House sexual harassment bill promises transparency but cuts ethics watchdog
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In the wake of a string of scandals, House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation to overhaul the process of investigating sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill, but their bill weakens the authority of the independent entity currently probing lawmakers’ behavior, according to outside ethics watchdogs.

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Washington's bickering motivates new US nonpartisan groups
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DENVER (AP) — In a Denver co-working space between a brewpub and a shop serving the Hawaiian raw fish salad called poke, four possible independent candidates for U.S. Senate and governorships recently plotted how to pry loose Republicans' and Democrats' grip on U.S. politics….

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Prosecutor praises newspaper that exposed doctor's abuse
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former sports doctor Larry Nassar likely still would be sexually assaulting girls if not for the work of an Indiana newspaper that helped to expose the abuse, a Michigan prosecutor said Wednesday….

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AP News Guide: Nassar scandal far from over despite sentence
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A decades-long sentence for Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar ensures he won't be free again. But the conclusion of an extraordinary seven-day court hearing doesn't close the book on the scandal….

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Woman: Luggage 'looked like it was set on fire'
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Five employees on leave after inmate escapes
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Democrats say they have leverage after shutdown fight. Here are their options.
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While Democrats didn’t land a deal on immigration, the recent agreement to reopen the government nonetheless laid the groundwork for a potential Senate floor debate.

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