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House could pass tax reform if Senate adds health mandate repeal: Ryan

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WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote to pass a tax reform bill that also repeals the Obamacare health insurance mandate if the Senate includes the provision in its final version of the plan, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.
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House OKs criminal justice bill; talks with Senate next

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BOSTON - The Massachusetts House has approved a sweeping overhaul of the state's criminal justice system. The 144-9 vote late Tuesday likely sets the stage for negotiations with the Senate, which passed its own version of the bill last month. The legislation calls for a wide range of changes in how the state deals with crime and punishment, from revamping the bail system to limits on the use of solitary confinement.
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House speaker: May need a temporary bill to fund government past Dec. 8

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U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8 when existing money runs out, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday.
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SitRep: House Passes $700B Defense Bill. Sort Of. Maybe

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By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley New defense budget. Maybe. House Republicans and Democrats voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a 2018 defense bill that would find the Pentagon to the tune of $626 billion, with an additional $66 billion for operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. The bill buys more ships ...
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Trump: NFL should suspend Marshawn Lynch next time he sits during anthem

Trump: NFL should suspend Marshawn Lynch next time he sits during anthem

Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots in Mexico City. Read more ...

Reaction from the Georgia Dome implosion in Atlanta

Reaction from the Georgia Dome implosion in Atlanta

Onlookers check out the implosion of the facility that once held the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. Read more ...

9-year-old whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

9-year-old whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

Jacob Thompson, the 9-year-old boy whose last wish was for Christmas cards, has lost his battle with cancer. Read more ...

Dashcam footage captures small plane crash on Florida highway

Dashcam footage captures small plane crash on Florida highway

The video shows the plane coming in low and fast, after the pilot said he experienced engine trouble while in the air and tried to make an emergency landing. Read more ...

Source: Zimbabwe's Mugabe agrees to terms of resignation

Source: Zimbabwe's Mugabe agrees to terms of resignation

An official source with direct knowledge of negotiations says that Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted. Read more ...

Watch Live: Georgia Dome scheduled to be imploded

Watch Live: Georgia Dome scheduled to be imploded

The only facility in the world to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four soon will be reduced to rubble. Read more ...

'F-- TRUMP' truck owner adds sticker with message for sheriff

'F-- TRUMP' truck owner adds sticker with message for sheriff

The Texas sheriff created a social media firestorm with a Facebook post threatening to bring disorderly conduct charges against the truck owner due to the profane anti-Trump... Read more ...

Father stabbed to death defending 8-year-old son from sneaker thieves

Father stabbed to death defending 8-year-old son from sneaker thieves

Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. Read more ...

A second woman has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her

A second woman has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her

A second woman came forward to accuse Democratic Sen. Al Franken of sexual misconduct while he was in office. The woman alleges that Franken groped her as the two posed for a... Read more ...