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USDA, House agriculture staff stable after car accidentAn Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident in El Campo, Texas
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Supreme Court's Gorsuch touts conservative role for judgesSupreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a conservative role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation
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The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health billAnalysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska
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Wisconsin lawmakers consider laws targeting riotsWisconsin lawmakers are considering legislation designed to curb rioting, but free speech advocates are calling foul
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., asks questions during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warner is writing a bill that would require social media companies to disclose who funded political ads, similar to television broadcasters. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that the company would require similar disclosures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulationThe Latest: Warner eyes regulation of political ads on social media
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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, talks with five-year-old Brynley Milks, of Charles City, Iowa, before speaking at a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Charles City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Iowa Sen. Ernst hopes, but isn't sure, health bill has voteRepublican Sen. Joni Ernst says she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the Senate
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Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, right, welcomes European Union Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Bernard Barnier, at Chigi Palace Premier office in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
May to urge new partnership, transition period for BrexitPrime Minister Theresa May's office says she will try to kick-start Brexit negotiations by proposing a new economic and security partnership between Britain and the European Union, plus a transition period after the U.K.'s formal departure in 2019
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, talks with South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha before a Security Council meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Trump adds economic action to North Korea military threatsPresident Donald Trump has pivoted away from military threats against North Korea to his administration's strategy of economic pressure, signing an order to enable increased sanctions on the nuclear-armed nation
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question about Russia from the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Washington. Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on SyriaThe U.S. says American and Russian military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East to discuss the increasing tensions around one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of this week's Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Zuckerberg said that Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressureFacebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators
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President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
World leaders sounding like Trump at the UNWorld leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's campaign airplane sits partially on the tarmac and the grass after sliding off the runway while landing at LaGuardia airport in New York. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board released on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, cited pilot error as the reason the aircraft over-ran the runway. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Investigators: Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airportInvestigators have cited failures by the pilots of a plane that overran a LaGuardia Airport runway while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence
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