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Trump Says ‘Wall’ Must Be Part of Lawmakers’ Border Deal

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks Wednesday on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. "He tweets and all you guys do is spen...

Gov. Brown Talks Health Care, 4 Terms in Office

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted Tuesday that Republicans would face disastrous electoral consequences if a federal judge's ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act holds. "It will build such a backlash that the Democrats will not onl...
Photo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Renew Farm Programs

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp prog...
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Senate Sides With Imperiled Salmon Over Sea Lions

SEATTLE — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are ...
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Senate Defies Trump, Showing Anger With Saudis for Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation c...