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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks through Statuary Hall for final passage of the Republican tax reform bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republicans muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the House. In a last-minute glitch, however, Democrats said three provisions in the bill, including one that would allow parents to use college savings accounts for home-schooling expenses for young children, violate Senate budget rules. McCarthy said the House would vote on the package again on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2017 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline, House Republican leaders struggled on Wednesday to unite the GOP rank and file behind a must-pass temporary spending bill. Although a major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks through Statuary Hall for final passage of the Republican tax reform bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republicans muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the House. In a last-minute glitch, however, Democrats said three provisions in the bill, including one that would allow parents to use college savings accounts for home-schooling expenses for young children, violate Senate budget rules. McCarthy said the House would vote on the package again on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2017 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline, House Republican leaders struggled on Wednesday to unite the GOP rank and file behind a must-pass spending bill. Although a major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health insurance...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks through Statuary Hall for final passage of the Republican tax reform bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republicans muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the House. In a last-minute glitch, however, Democrats said three provisions in the bill, including one that would allow parents to use college savings accounts for home-schooling expenses for young children, violate Senate budget rules. McCarthy said the House would vote on the package again on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline, House Republican leaders struggled on Wednesday to unite the GOP rank and file behind a must-pass spending bill. Although a major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a demand to add health insurance...
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President Donald Trump stands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as he introduces McConnell to speak during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. At left is Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 20, 2017 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's given President Donald Trump a baseball bat to symbolize that he'd "gone to bat for the middle class." The Kentucky Republican presented it to...
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Protesters fill the waiting room of Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to demand that the Senate pass a clean DREAM Act, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 20, 2017 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living here illegally and facing deportation will be decided next year, a Republican senator says. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday he received assurances from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the Senate will...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, led by gains in banks and industrial companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 20, 2017 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks bounced around Wednesday and finished little changed after Congress passed the Republican-sponsored tax bill. Smaller companies fared the best. The Senate narrowly passed the tax bill after midnight and the House, which passed a similar bill Tuesday but had to go back...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni waves to supporters from the sunroof of his vehicle as he arrives for an election rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, Museveni could rule until 2031 after lawmakers late Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 passed contentious legislation that many in the East African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 20, 2017 - 4:01 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One of Africa's longest-serving leaders could rule until 2031 after Ugandan lawmakers late Wednesday passed contentious legislation that many in the East African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave. The bill removes a measure in the constitution...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni waves to supporters from the sunroof of his vehicle as he arrives for an election rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, Museveni could rule until 2031 after lawmakers late Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 passed contentious legislation that many in the East African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One of Africa's longest-serving leaders could rule until 2031 after Ugandan lawmakers late Wednesday passed contentious legislation that many in the East African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave. The bill removes a measure in the constitution...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One of Africa's longest-serving leaders could rule until 2031 after Ugandan lawmakers late Wednesday passed contentious legislation that many in the East African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave. The bill removes a measure in the constitution...
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President Donald Trump listens with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Sen. Tim Scott of S.C., as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a bill passage event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 20, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. House and Senate Republicans are speaking about President Donald Trump in glowing terms after final House passage of a bill to cut taxes. After some opening remarks at a "bill passage event" at...
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