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Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

WASHINGTON Republican senators tried to gather more support on Monday for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare by revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers. | Video

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 2:23pm EDT

Hundreds leave homes near dangerously crumbling Puerto Rico dam

SAN JUAN Most people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have been moved to safety, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he urged the U.S. Congress to fund an aid package to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.

Environment, World 2:16pm EDT

Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2016 vs. 2015: Justice Department

WASHINGTON Violent crime rose 4.1 percent nationwide in 2016 compared to the 2015 estimates, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

2:05pm EDT

Secret Service arrests man with guns near White House on Sunday

WASHINGTON Law enforcement officers arrested a man with multiple firearms near the White House on Sunday morning, the Secret Service and Washington Metropolitan Police Department said.

12:03pm EDT

U.S. House to vote on FAA extension, hurricane tax relief

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Monday on a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to operate and a package of tax relief bills to aid hurricane victims over the objections of ranking Democrats.

Barbara Blaine, founder of group for clergy abuse victims, dies at 61

Barbara Blaine, who founded the 'Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests' and led the organization until earlier this year, died on Sunday at age 61 in Utah, her family and the organization said.

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Fidelity executive gets favorable ruling in high-stakes alimony fight

BOSTON The highest court in Massachusetts on Monday said a senior executive at Fidelity Investments will not have to pay a percentage of his future income to his former wife in a closely watched decision that dealt a setback to variable alimony awards in the state.

1:42pm EDT

Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's announcement on Sunday that it is issuing new travel restrictions on people entering the United States from eight countries could lead to an upcoming Supreme Court case on its previous more controversial ban ending in a whimper rather than a bang.

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