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Congress Oks short-term bill to avert shutdown

Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill preventing a partial government shutdown on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

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NY senator: Outlaw streaming violence on social media

Legislation introduced in New York state would make it a crime to upload or livestream video of a crime to social media with the intent of glorifying violence or seeking fame.

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When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all. 

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Fight brews in Pennsylvania Senate over Planned Parenthood

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A fight is brewing in the Pennsylvania Senate over whether state and federal dollars should reimburse family planning services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
 

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NY Senate OKs term limits for legislative leadership posts

The New York state Senate has voted to impose eight-year term limits on legislative leadership positions.

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California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

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A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. 

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Mental health experts urge Senate to ban conversion therapy

New York's mental health leaders are uniting to condemn psychological treatments designed to alter the sexual orientation of a minor.

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Former Aid to Chris Christie joins Governor Cuomo's staff

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tapped a veteran of Republican presidential politics to serve as his chief of staff.        

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The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations that hurt farmers and rural communities.

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Lawmakers say Michael Flynn sidestepped disclosure rules

The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Obama, in Chicago, discusses civic engagement, not politics

Former President Barack Obama addressed civic engagement for young people during his first public appearance since leaving office, but he didn't mention his successor or detail his thoughts on current events. 

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Trump's 100 days: A rattled establishment, some surprises

President Donald Trump has rattled Washington, startled world leaders with his unpredictability and won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. And that is all in the first 100 days.

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Sanders promoting new blood in Democrats but impact unclear

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

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US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has a message for North Korea: "We're not trying to pick a fight so don't try and give us one.''

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The Latest: Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump

A Georgia congressional election is headed to a high-stakes runoff that's shaping up as a referendum on President Donald Trump ahead of crucial midterm elections next year. 

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New York, Wisconsin governors ask President Trump for help on milk

The governors of Wisconsin and New York are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of international trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states.

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President Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the U.S.

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Trump rallies Georgia Republicans for election

In a tweet early Tuesday, Trump urged voters not to vote for Democrat Jon Ossoff for the House seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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