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By Sean Sullivan WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday accused a pair of conservative organizations and a group of hard-right House lawmakers of being at least partially responsible for the collapse of the Republican effort to overhaul the nation's health care law. But the House group's leader and another member declined to respond to the criticism in a pair …

By Kristine Phillips The Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati was filled with at least a couple hundred patrons when a rapid succession of gunfire sparked chaos inside. A young man was killed, authorities said. Fifteen others were wounded, one of whom remains in extremely critical condition. Chief Eliot Isaac of the Cincinnati Police Department said an argument among sev…

By Matt O’Brien Why were Republicans rushing to vote on a health-care plan that they’d barely finished drafting, that budget scorekeepers hadn’t had a chance to fully evaluate, and that, insofar as people did know about it, was widely despised? In part, it’s because their plan was so unpopular and because it got more unpopular the more people learned about it…

Robert Pear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Jennifer Steinhauer WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the health care law from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidenc…

By ROBERT PEAR, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JENNIFER STEINHAUER WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans, rushed to the White House on Friday afternoon to inform President Donald Trump that he did not have the votes to pass legislation to repeal the health care law and to decide whether to pull the bill from cons…

The Trump administration announced Friday that it would issue a permit for construction of the Keystone oil pipeline, a long-disputed project that would link producers in Canada and North Dakota with refiners and export terminals on the Gulf Coast. The announcement by the State Department reversed the position of the Obama administration. It followed a 60-day review tha…

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass. The demand, issue…

By DAN BILEFSKY, STEPHEN CASTLE and PRASHANT S. RAO LONDON – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Thursday for the deadly attack outside the British Parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May described the assailant as a British-born man whom the country’s domestic intelligence agency had investigated for connections to violent extremism. London polic…

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer took to the Senate floor Thursday morning to announce his widely expected opposition to Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and to say that Democrats will try to block his nomination. "After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Suprem…

By Karla Adam, Rick Noack and Griff Witte  LONDON - The lone attacker who carried out a deadly rampage in central London was a British-born man once investigated for possible extremist links, but was “not part of the current intelligence picture,” Britain’s prime minister said Thursday. The remarks by Theresa May did not name the suspect who left three people …

By Katrin Bennhold and Stephen Castle LONDON – A knife-wielding assailant driving a sport utility vehicle mowed down panicked pedestrians and stabbed a police officer outside Parliament on Wednesday in a deadly assault, prompting the hasty evacuation of the prime minister and punctuating the threat of terrorism in Europe. At least five people, including the assaila…

By LIAM STACK Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, elevated a rape case at a Maryland high school in which an unauthorized immigrant has been charged to national attention Tuesday, saying in response to a reporter’s question that it was an example of why the Trump administration was committed to a “crackdown” on illegal immigration. The episode that le…

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump Tuesday turned up the pressure on recalcitrant Republicans to support a sweeping bill to overhaul the health care system, threatening wavering lawmakers in his party with political payback if they failed to get behind a measure that has become an early test of his negotiating …