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Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderfulDemocratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful."
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Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsuredThe Congressional Budget Office is estimating that a revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026
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Young women dressed as Quinceaneras walk through the Senate Chambers at the Texas Capitol to visit lawmakers as they protest SB4, an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill, in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Texas' special session continues and conservatives in the legislature plan to work on anti-abortion measures, school vouchers and defanging local ordinances in Texas' big and liberal cities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck paceThe Texas Senate has staged an unusual midnight floor session as conservatives who dominate the chamber rush to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people
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The Latest: Radio ad campaign opposes Texas 'bathroom bill'The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor session as a chamber dominated by the state's most-conservative voices rushed to revive previously stalled legislation
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumorSen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer
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Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to stateWisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday could be finalized as soon as the end of the month
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Protesters gather for Speaker Ryan at Massachusetts stopProtesters are rallying outside a New Balance sneaker factory in Massachusetts where U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to talk about Republican plans for tax reform
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine on July 20, 2017, for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. Treasury said in a statement that Exxon under Tillerson’s leadership had shown “reckless disregard” for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctionsThe Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO
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