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Washington • In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was a stunning defeat for the new president …

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  • FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Nicole ’Snooki’ Polizzi attends WE tv’s ’Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’ party in New York. Under legislation inspired by former ’Jersey Shore’ reality TV star Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey’s public universities. The Democrat-controlled Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, FIle) Even if ‘Snooki’ bill approved, university to pay speaker
    Trenton, N.J. • Even if New Jersey’s governor approves a measure inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to cap what state publ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., left, speaks with Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in  Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. The White House claimed vindication while Nunes privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelligence intercepts related to a probe of Russian interference in the election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing
    Washington • The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to b...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • This still image taken from live video provided by NASA shows astronaut Shane Kimbrough, right, works on the International Space Station during a space walk on Friday, March 24, 2017.    Kimbrough and France’s Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. Their main job involves disconnecting an old docking port. This port needs to be moved in order to make room for a docking device compatible with future commercial crew capsules.  (NASA via AP) Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. • Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. NASA’s Shane Kimb...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Obama’s science staffers prepares for a fight
    Science, more than many fields, feeds on a collaborative spirit. Former staffers from President Barack Obama’s science office have taken this to heart...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share


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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, as a showdown is set for a vote on the Republican health care overhaul after President Donald Trump made clear he is finished negotiating with GOP holdouts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it
    Washington • The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whe...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Worried about Trump’s travel ban, Canada’s largest school district calls off US trips
    Canada’s largest school system is calling off all future trips to the United States, citing uncertainty over President Trump’s travel ban. The Toronto...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Senators agree on Iran sanctions measure
    Washington • After more than a year of wrangling, senators announced a bipartisan bill Thursday to impose mandatory sanctions on Iran over its spate o...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Putin meets Le Pen as far right leader criticizes sanctions
    Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unprecedented meeting with French presidential contender Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin on Friday, hours after ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital as they celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Oct. 6, 1973 war. An Egyptian security official said Froday, March 24, 2017 that the country’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned home, after his release. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File) Egypt’s Mubarak free, back home after years-long detention
    Cairo • Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from custody Friday morning after years of legal proceedings that frustrated activists who h...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • A 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen covers his face as he is brought to court in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Israeli police said they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States. The police withheld his identity. (AP Photo/Nir Keidar) ***ISRAEL OUT*** Israel police arrest hacker suspected of making threats on U.S. Jewish centers
    Jerusalem • Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish c...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 08:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, the Verizon logo is displayed in New York. The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday, March 23, 2017, to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info
    New York • The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and V...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 07:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test
    Louisville, Ky. • Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion is facing its first legal challenge in a feder...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, March 23, 2017, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team in the final days of the Obama administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats
    Washington • The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decisi...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, and Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, leave Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, to meet with President Donald Trump as the GOP’s long-promised legislation to repeal and replace ’Obamacare’ moves to a showdown vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan
    Washington • GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback fo...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Peanut the dog helped save a 3-year-old girl found naked and shivering in a ditch
    Let there be no doubt: Peanut is a very good dog. Peanut is a 1-year-old mutt who was taken in last year by the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba, Mich...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Monday June 27, 2016 file photo shows a non-permeable cover tops Coal Ash Basin B along the banks of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Va. Virginia and its public utilities struggle to cope with the coal ash buried in pits and ponds across the state, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being imported each year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) Coal ash: ‘Why in the world would we be importing it?’
    Richmond, Va. • Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign comp...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:52 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP) Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts
    Johannesburg• Africa faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in fund...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, people walk down the main shopping street called the Meir in Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian authorities on Thursday, March 23, 2017 said they have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File) Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
    Brussels • Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy sh...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
    Washington • The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police forensic officers work in Parliament Square overseen by the statue of Winston Churchill outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament’s grounds in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) IS claims responsibility for London attack; UK’s May defiant
    London • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London’s famous b...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • After the London attack, a ‘wonderful tribute’ went viral; turns out, it’s fake
    One day after a deadly attack in central London, Britain’s prime minister went to the House of Commons to give a statement. While she was there, an el...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Emergency services transport an injured person to an ambulance, close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament ’as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.’ The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Attacker kills three with car, stabs police officer to death in London
    London • A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s W...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press)   has learned. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Trump’s campaign chairman once secretly worked to advance interests of Russian president
    Washington • President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of R...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is sure to face sharp questions from Democrats in his Senate confirmation Thursday, March 23, 2017, over his years of work for Goldman and other financial giants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Trump’s SEC pick, an ex-Goldman lawyer, to face skepticism
    Washington • Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share