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Exclusive: U.S. Senate's McConnell frets about healthcare, hopeful on tax overhaul 2:38pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. | Video

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Despite vow, Trump Organization not tracking all profits from foreign governments

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's businesses say it would be "impractical" to require customers representing foreign nations to identify themselves, raising questions about how Trump will fulfill a pledge to donate all profits from overseas governments to the U.S. Treasury.

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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday after they exchanged sharp words last year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. | Video

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Paul Ryan says confident tax reform will pass in 2017: Axios

WASHINGTON Republicans will be able to push through tax reform by the end of this year even as they continue to debate whether or not a final plan will include a border adjustment tax, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said an interview with Axios news outlet on Wednesday.

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Trump budget cut bid would make it 'impossible' for U.N.: spokesman

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to slash funding for the United Nations would make it "impossible" for it to continue its essential work, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that the organization was ready to discuss reform with Washington.

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