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Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure 1:12am EDT

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.

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Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign. | Video

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U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

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U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise: Tillerson

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chinese influence in Asia.

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