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Iowa governor pushes Trump to preserve ethanol quotasIowa's Republican governor is reiterating her concern over a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel
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Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teenA federal judge has ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez arrives to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J. Karissa Willhite, former staffer for Menendez has given testimony Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his bribery trial that differs from the prosecution’s version of events.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Former Menendez staffer contradicts prosecution testimonyA former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has given testimony at this bribery trial that differs from the prosecution's version of events
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Former Trump campaign manager meets with Senate intelPresident Donald Trump's former campaign manager has met with the Senate intelligence panel amid its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election
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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving familyPresident Donald Trump strongly rejected the claim Wednesday that was he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a killed Army sergeant
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House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from GoogleTech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Marino, President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Former drug czar nominee Marino defends role in opioid lawPresident Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Obama to campaign in NJ, Virginia governor racesFormer President Barack Obama returning to political life as he campaigns in New Jersey and Virginia for Democratic gubernatorial candidates
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Sylvie Kent, 6, of Manassas, Va., sitting on her mother, Mel Kent's shoulders, holds up a placard during a rally against what they call a "Muslim ban" in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban listOffice supply glitch? Lack of passport paper contributed to Chad's inclusion on Trump's travel ban list
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after they reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distanceAuthor of a bipartisan compromise to calm health insurance markets says they'll push the proposal, despite opposition from President Donald Trump.
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President Donald Trump, sitting with from left, White House chief economic director Gary Cohn, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listens to a reporter's question during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of AmericansMillions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump sends check to fallen soldier's fatherThe White House says President Donald Trump has sent a $25,000 check he promised to the father of an Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan
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