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California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health planThe leader of the state Assembly says he does not have plans to take up single-payer health care this year
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back onNevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, listens to a reporter's question in the Treaty Room at the Department of State in Washington, Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer saysThe Trump administration is set to authorize the $2 billion sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombingsA U.S. war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia's deadliest terror strike
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: White House answers request with Trump tweetThe White House has sent a letter to the House Intelligence Committee that quotes President Donald Trump's tweets about potential recordings of conversations between him and ousted FBI director James Comey
The Associated Press7 hours ago
President Donald Trump signs the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' carePresident Donald Trump says he's taking "historic action" to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chiefThe New York Times reports that the CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A renovated building in Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, is shown in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Another, closed section of the prison is part of a network of secret detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds arrested on suspicion of al-Qaida links have disappeared, without charges or word to their families. Former prisoners say torture is widespread, and some detainees have been flown to an Emirati base in the nearby Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry)
Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen tortureU.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this June 21, 2017, photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. questions Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as he testifies to the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gowdy said June 23, he does not plan to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election or questions of whether President Donald Trump obstructed the federal investigation into it. Gowdy said he does not want the oversight panel to interfere with investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller and other congressional committees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Gowdy: Oversight won't investigate Russian interferenceThe new chairman of the House Oversight Committee says he does not plan to investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 election or questions of whether President Donald Trump obstructed the federal investigation into it
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE-In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks with reporters following a jailyard meeting with inmates of the "Tent City" section of the Durango facility in downtown Phoenix. The former longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix will go to court Monday, June 26, 2017, to defend his reputation at a trial in which he's charged with purposefully disobeying a judge's order. Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt-of-court for prolonging his immigration patrols 17 months after a judge ordered them stopped. (AP Photo/Roy Dabner, File)
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in courtFormer Sheriff Joe Arpaio will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in the Phoenix area
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink itNevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has become the fifth GOP senator to say he opposes his party's bill scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with then President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Civil rights advocates say Kobach is trying to hide materials that undercut his public claim that substantial numbers of noncitizens have registered to vote. The American Civil Liberties Union obtained the documents as part of its federal civil lawsuit in Kansas challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship document requirement. It wants to court to remove the confidential designation Kobach placed on materials he was photographed taking into a November meeting. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meetingA federal magistrate has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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