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U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown 7:49pm EDT

WASHINGTON The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday and gave lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like defense spending still unresolved. | Video

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Trump aims to expand US offshore drilling, despite low industry demand

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits - a move meant to boost domestic production but which could fall flat due to weak industry demand for the acreage. | Video


Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

WASHINGTON He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. | Video

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Republicans begin final push on killing Obama-era regulations

WASHINGTON Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states.

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Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears to be helping efforts to rein in North Korea. | Video

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