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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care

President Donald Trump, right, standing with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, left, speaks during a bill signing event for the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,” in the East Room of the White House, in...

McConnell’s focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying...

Trump signs ‘historic’ bill to transform VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Trump promised during the campaign to dismiss VA workers “who let our veterans down.” He cast Friday’s signing...

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

FILE – In this June 3, 2009, file photograph, Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus On The Family, is shown on campus of the nonprofit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a speech to mark the nonprofit’s 40th...

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

Pakistani police officers examine the site of an explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) PESHAWAR,...

Jury deadlocks in cop’s murder retrial; judge says try again

Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, listens to Assistant Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid present closing arguments at his retrial at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Monday, June 19, 2017. Tensing is charged with murder and voluntary...

North Korea says it’s ‘biggest victim’ in US student’s death

Fred and Cindy Warmbier watch as their son Otto, is placed in a hearse after his funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea,...

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

President Donald Trump speaks during the “American Leadership in Emerging Technology” event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying...

GOP’s challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying...

Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, gestures toward Mt. Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in...