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March 27, 2017 6:12 PM TrumpCare? RyanCare? How about don't care

Looking admiringly at a beautiful baby grand piano, a party guest once remarked, “I always wanted to play the piano…” She was rather taken aback when her host told her, “No you don’t. Or you would’ve taken lessons.” What the woman meant was that she wished she knew how to play piano – that Jiminy Cricket would appear with his magic bumbershoot and make it so. Now we know that Republicans 12

March 27, 2017 3:56 PM 18 Texas sheriffs clamoring to join deportation push, after Harris County ends contract

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent scans the U.S.-Mexico border from a helicopter patrol on October 18, 2016 near McAllen, Texas. U.S. Air and Marine Operations agents fly over border areas, coordinating with Border Patrol agents on the ground to stop undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers from entering the U.S. Immigration and border security 11

March 27, 2017 2:59 PM The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeeding

THE BIG IDEA: Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That’s hooey. -- Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman 11

March 27, 2017 2:16 PM For Trump Administration, ‘Extreme Vetting’ Has Wide Scope

Bet is that other nations will share information to ensure their own citizens can travel to the U.S. WASHINGTON—The “extreme vetting” that President Donald Trump has in mind for travel to the U.S. isn’t just directed at individuals applying to come here. It is aimed at entire nations. The administration is looking to compel countries around the world 13

March 27, 2017 2:07 PM Uber has suspended its self-driving-car tests in Pittsburgh and Arizona after a big accident over the weekend

One of Uber's self-driving Volvo SUVs flipped onto its side after an accident in Tempe, Arizona. A photo of the aftermath showed another car in the background with dents and smashed windows. A Tempe police spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the Uber vehicle was not responsible for the crash and that there were no injuries. Uber said it had suspended its self-driving-car 8

March 27, 2017 12:57 PM Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders. Navalny was arrested Sunday as he walked to a protest in Moscow and spent the night in jail before appearing in court. Tens of thousands 9

March 27, 2017 11:25 AM Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians

A White House spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, confirmed those meetings, saying in an interview that nothing of consequence was discussed and that they went nowhere. Mr. Gorkov, who previously served as deputy chairman of the board at Sberbank, Russia’s largest state-owned bank, could not be reached for comment. Members of presidential transition teams routinely 13

March 27, 2017 10:53 AM EU Clears Dow-DuPont Deal With Conditions

The chemicals companies will divest several businesses to address antitrust issues BRUSSELS—Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. on Monday clinched regulatory approval for their megamerger from the European Union’s competition watchdog on condition they divest several businesses to address antitrust concerns. The European Commission said the companies had committed 9

March 27, 2017 9:14 AM Chuck Schumer is jumping on Trump's new openness to working with Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on healthcare and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal 9

March 27, 2017 7:14 AM Police: 'No apparent reason' for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

LAS VEGAS – A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said. Gary Breitling, 57, of Sidney, Montana, was shot and killed Saturday before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours 16