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The newest version of the "travel ban" was due to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous executive orders, it was challenged in multiple courts.

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A key Republican senator said Tuesday he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

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At the Values Voter Summit, Steve Bannon made his case for a crusade against the Republican establishment.

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Organizers of the recall say they're fed up with Brown’s liberal-leaning agenda and will work to gather the signatures needed to try and get him out of office.

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Millions of Social Security recipients will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It amounts to about $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

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