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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON -- The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.

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Food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy

NEW YORK -- A proposal to curtail the nation's food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as people shuffle their budgets.

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Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

WASHINGTON -- As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom.

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Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

WASHINGTON -- Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted.

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In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone

NEW ORLEANS -- They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.

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Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in Washington

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

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A history of Ringling Bros. circus

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close today after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant.

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