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GOP leader says he’ll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But he’s also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. “If my side is unable ...

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The Latest: Iranian FM calls US travel ban ‘misplaced’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 9 a.m. Iran’s foreign minister says the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is “disappointing” and says the ban is more about politics than security. Mohammad ...

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Gov. Haslam vows to stay on sidelines of race to succeed him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam won’t endorse any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to succeed him, but said he has spoken to several potential candidates about the emotionally taxing nature of a running a statewide campaign in Tennessee. Haslam was the subject of heavy criticism from his ...

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Fired FBI Director Comey to testify against Trump today

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy and concerned about the blurring of boundaries between the White House and a law enforcement agency that prides itself on ...

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Rival proposals may ‘divide and conquer’ Tennessee road plan

Legislative leaders warn that the introduction of several rival proposals could sink efforts to begin addressing a $10 billion backlog of road and bridge projects in Tennessee. The sticking point in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s funding proposal is an increase to the fuel taxes drivers pay at the pump. Haslam ...

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The latest on President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The White House says certain government agencies are taking action to address the “inappropriate” use of social media. White House press secretary Sean Spicer addressed an incident at the Defense Department in which tweets were sent from ...

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