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Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown 9:07am EDT

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown.

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U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. | Video

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U.S. Congress may seek one-week funding extension to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress inched toward a deal to fund the government through September but was preparing to possibly extend a midnight Friday deadline in order to wrap up negotiations and avoid an imminent government shutdown. | Video

Election 2016 Apr 26 2017
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Republicans take next step in U.S. deregulation with Senate bill

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers launched the next round in their fight against federal regulation on Wednesday, helped by at least one Democrat, as the U.S. Senate began work on legislation to change nearly every step agencies take in creating and applying new rules.

Election 2016 Apr 26 2017
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Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S. forces.

Election 2016, World, Syria, Iraq Apr 26 2017

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