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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (C) speaks to members of the media after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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'We're Going to Press On'

Just hours after a third Republican senator came out against the latest healthcare proposal, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy defended it during a televised debate on CNN. "We’re going to press on," Graham said at Monday night's debate

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2017.

GOP Eyes Tax Cuts for Rich, Corporations

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek

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Trump Tweets About Puerto Rico's Debt

A volley of Trump tweets that hone in on Puerto Rico's fiscal debt in the wake of a devastating series of hurricanes have raised fresh questions over the President's ability to respond appropriately to national crises. 

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Rapper Cardi B Makes Billboard Chart History

Cardi B's “Bodak Yellow” has topped the Hot 100 chart, knocking Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” from No. 1 after three weeks in the position. “Bodak Yellow” is only the second song by an unaccompanied female rapper to ever top the chart

A protester is led away by Capitol Hill police officers outside a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sept. 25, 2017.

Protesters Dragged Out of Hearing on GOP Health Bill

Protests erupted in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The Senate is headed toward a last-ditch repeal vote this week

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Trump Takes On NFL Anthem Protesters

President Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players hours after criticizing similar protests

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Kushner Used Private Email for White House Business

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. His lawyer said any non-personal emails have been forwarded to his official account and preserved

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Chelsea Manning Was Denied Entry Into Canada

Chelsea Manning has been denied entry into Canada on the basis of her criminal record in the United States, according to a letter from Canadian immigration officials the former intelligence analyst posted on Monday

Mexico Earthquake

Searchers Still Digging For Survivors of Mexico Quake

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen


Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency


The U.S. Marines Now Has Its First Female Infantry Officer

A female Marine officer made history Monday by becoming the first woman to graduate from the U.S. Marines Corps' demanding Infantry Officer Course. The lieutenant successfully completed the 13-week training, becoming the U.S.'s first-ever female infantry officer