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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives to speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama's health care law will be around for the foreseeable future. The Wisconsin...
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President Donald Trump meets with members of the media regarding the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 24, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says his health care reform fell short because it lacked support from Democrats. Trump made his first comments about the failure of a signature legislative item Friday in the Oval Office a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 24, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans' troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 24, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by President Donald Trump. Short of support, Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House to discuss how to go forward. The outcome was...
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President Donald Trump pauses in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, March 24, 2017, during an announcement on the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 24, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is praising a plan by cable company Charter Communications to invest $25 billion and hire 20,000 American workers over the next four years. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Charter Communications...
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., one of the stewards of the Republican health care legislation, speaks with reporters outside the House Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, where the final wording of the bill was completed before going to the floor for debate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2017 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging its satellite imagery support to help observers monitor the conflict in eastern Ukraine. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement Friday that satellite imagery "allows for more in-depth monitoring of the situation in areas where...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says after the battle over health care, the administration will turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August. Mnuchin says the administration will tackle cutting both individual taxes and corporate...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:33 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing the Republican proposal on health care as "a great plan," ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House. The president tweeted Friday that "After seven horrible years of...
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