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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy 9:05pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

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U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

WASHINGTON The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" order and disclosed the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites.

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U.S. Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill

WASHINGTON Prospects for U.S. House passage of a healthcare system overhaul before President Donald Trump's 100th day in office dimmed on Thursday as Republicans struggled to find the needed votes, lawmakers and aides said. | Video

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U.S. Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

WASHINGTON R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department, making him the first Hispanic member of President Donald Trump's cabinet.

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Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, U.S. officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight.

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