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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz said he’s against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama’s health law. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. According to documents obtained by The...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 after the German parliament election. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 24, 2017 - 10:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Merkel's center-left challenger,...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 24, 2017 - 8:14 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Trump said Sunday his "primary focus" is the tax overhaul rather than last-ditch...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. Collins said Sunday, Sept. 24, she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. That likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party's premier campaign promises dangling by a thread. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. White House...
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Police blocks demonstrators protesting against the nationalist 'Alternative for Germany', AfD, party in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after the polling stations for the German parliament elections had been closed. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 24, 2017 - 6:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 11 p.m. German internet users are flocking to Twitter to express their opposition to the surging nationalist party AfD. The upstart Alternative for Germany is expected to win close to 100 seats in the German parliament after...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement on the parliament election at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc won a lackluster victory in Germany's national election Sunday while the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament. Merkel's main center-left rivals, the Social Democrats, slid to...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic Party CDU, attends a TV talk of the party leader in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after the German parliament elections. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, pool)
September 24, 2017 - 2:58 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel is appealing to other German parties to show responsibility "in stormy times" in a bitter exchange with her defeated challenger. Center-left challenger Martin Schulz, whose Social Democrats...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement on the parliament election at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 2:14 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc won a lackluster victory in Germany's national election Sunday while the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament, projections showed. Merkel's main center-left rivals, the Social...
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French President Emmanuel Macron signs documents in front of the media to promulgate a new labor bill in his office at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Macron has signed Friday five decrees paving the way to the implementation of labor measures aimed at boosting growth, his first major reform since his election. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 1:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's Senate election (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Partial official results show France's conservatives on track to keep their majority in the Senate, with President Emmanuel Macron's party trailing as his popularity suffers. Interior Ministry results after Sunday's...
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AfD top candidates Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel address their supporters during the election party of the nationalist 'Alternative for Germany', AfD, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after the polling stations for the German parliament elections had been closed. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 24, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 7:25 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has congratulated the nationalist Alternative for Germany party on entering the German parliament. Le Pen, who lost France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macron earlier...
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