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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., smiles as he talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2017 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being...
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July 25, 2017 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Five U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders were barred from going to Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said in a statement Tuesday that the five had a...
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July 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting government regulations, the Republican-led House on Tuesday voted to nullify a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute. The repeal resolution passed by a vote of 231-190...
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 25, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong...
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July 25, 2017 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized the rule just two weeks ago. The rule...
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July 24, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Monday blocked passage of a non-controversial intelligence policy bill, saying that Republicans were rushing to pass it without extensive debate. The vote was 241 to 163 against passing the intelligence authorization bill, which supports critical national...
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July 24, 2017 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are blocking the passage of a noncontroversial intelligence policy bill. Top Democratic lawmakers complain that Republicans are rushing to pass it without open debate at a time when intelligence committees in both chambers are investigating Russian meddling in last...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif, speaks in Berryville, Va., Monday, July 24, 2017, to unveil the Democrats new agenda. From letf are, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 24, 2017 - 4:44 pm
BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) — Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday aimed at winning back the working-class voters they lost to President Donald Trump in November. Democratic congressional leaders left the Beltway...
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Electoral workers empty a ballot box as votes are counted during the parliamentary election in Dili, East Timor, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Almost two dozen parties are contesting in the polls that are likely to return independence heroes to power, despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade. (AP Photo/Kandhi Barnez)
July 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm
DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with slow economic progress. With all votes counted on Monday, the National...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
July 24, 2017 - 11:59 am
If anyone tells you a 401(k) loan is a cheap way to borrow, they are both right and very, very wrong. 401(k) loan interest rates are low. But the way many Americans repay them spells disaster. If you stop your 401(k) contributions to repay the loan, borrowing $10,000 today could cost you $190,000,...
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