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US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

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BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an ide... Full Story

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  • Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.

  • US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
    US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.

  • House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate
    House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.

  • AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals
    AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally
    Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

  • Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy
    Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.

  • New York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump.

  • Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support
    Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.

  • Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil
    Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines o metal fencing.

  • Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat
    Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 10 percent.

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