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Republicans will sue to block court-drawn Pennsylvania congressional map

(Reuters) - State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.

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The Point: Why the new Pennsylvania map is a 'huge' deal in the fight for House control

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state's congressional lines in advance of the 2018 election. (The court had previously ruled that the map drawn by Republicans earlier in the decade was driven mainly by partisan consideration and therefore in violation of the state's constitution.)

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GOP candidate defends his campaign's AR-15 giveaway

Kansas congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill defends continuing his campaign's AR-15 giveaway in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, saying, "I do support the Second Amendment in the hard times and the bad."

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Ex-GOP rep.: Dems coaching the survivors

Former Republican Congressman Jack Kingston questions whether teens who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting can plan a nationwide anti-gun rally, saying Democratic groups are behind the efforts.

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Poll: Most blame Congress, Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings

A majority of Americans blame Congress and President Donald Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds.

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Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.

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Analysis: Will more young people support gun control? Recent history suggests no.

In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.

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Brazilian minister says pension reform bill halted in Congress

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively been halted and would not be put to a vote.

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Court releases new congressional maps that could help Democrats

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.

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Pennsylvania top court releases new U.S. congressional voting map for state

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections.

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Candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.

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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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Kasich: 'No confidence' in Congress to act on guns

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said the deadly school shooting on Wednesday should be a rallying moment for the nation on guns, but that he predicted Congress would not live up to the task.

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Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.

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Opinion: This Isn’t What the Tea Party Fought For

President Trump and Congress are undoing our hard work.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Appeasing the Trigger Gods

Despite tears and shattered hearts, President Trump and Congress will do nothing.

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As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

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Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration

After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”

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UPDATE 1-'Sinister and systematic attack' by Russians prompts U.S. Congress calls for action

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats joined together to call for more concerted action, and pressure on social media companies, to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections after Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced indictments of Russians for meddling in the 2016 U.S. campaign on Friday.

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Schiff: Bannon is likely to be held in contempt

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Friday it's likely that Steve Bannon will be held in contempt of Congress after refusing to answer questions before the panel, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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New Health Secretary Faces First Test as Idaho Skirts Federal Law

Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, told Congress he would scrutinize Idaho’s plan to allow sale of insurance that does not comply with the Affordable Care Act.

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Congress urges railroads to meet looming safety deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of a congressional committee on Thursday urged U.S. railroads and transit agencies to meet a looming deadline to install an anti-crash technology called positive train control after a series of recent crashes.

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Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems.

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U.S. watchdog to probe chairman's decisions in broadcast deal: Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission inspector general will investigate whether its chairman was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc , which is seeking approval from the watchdog for a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co , a member of Congress said on Thursday.

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Mandela's chosen one gets his turn as South Africa's president

It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party overlooked him in a crushing blow to his political ambitions.

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South Africa starts walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

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Trump Rules: How $225,000 Can Help Secure a Pollution Loophole at Trump’s E.P.A.

A Tennessee truck dealership lavished a local Republican congresswoman with campaign donations. It also sells “Make Trucks Great Again” caps.

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U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

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Lawmaker slams Congress: Not a damn thing will change

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) slams Congress' lack of action following mass shootings.

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Trump-Russia probe muddies House hearing on U.S. threat assessment: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are resisting requests by Democrats for U.S. intelligence chiefs to present their annual global threat report to a congressional panel so they can avert a likely showdown with the head of the FBI over aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation, two Democratic sources said on Wednesday.

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Zuma quits, ending scandal-plagued term as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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South Africa's President resigns

Jacob Zuma is quitting as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party.

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Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

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Zuma quits as President of South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

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Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emerges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats promoted an immigration proposal on Wednesday to step up border security and protect young illegal immigrants, but its prospects appeared uncertain as President Donald Trump urged Congress to support a tougher measure.

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White House faces new pressure from Congress over aide's departure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced new pressure on Wednesday from his Republican allies in Congress over domestic abuse allegations against a former aide as lawmakers questioned whether his administration has properly vetted top staffers.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Bipartisan legislation before Congress would authorize the U.S. to obtain essential information on criminals and terrorists held on servers abroad.

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Gowdy: 'I like jobs where facts matter'

Rep. Trey Gowdy speaks on his impending retirement and discusses his frustration with the lack of facts and fairness in Congress.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy: 'I like jobs where facts matter'

Rep. Trey Gowdy speaks on his impending retirement and discusses his frustration with the lack of facts and fairness in Congress.

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California Today: California Today: How One Congressman Is Responding to Bad Press

Wednesday: A news site created by Devin Nunes, businesses caught in a bind over undocumented immigrants, and a guide for Valentine’s Day.

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This US senator is always ready with a one-liner

Louisiana Sen John Kennedy has made a name for himself in the halls of Congress, where reporters have come to expect a funny quip in response to questions.

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South Africa Police Raid Home of the Gupta Family, Allies of Zuma

The police action came as the embattled president faced calls from his party, the African National Congress, to step down.

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Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges.

Legislative unhappiness over a court ruling on Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered congressional map highlights a growing trend toward punishing courts for controversial rulings.

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South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to 'recall' order

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to an order from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state, party officials said, after nine years in office dogged by scandal and a stagnant economy.

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The US Senator always ready with a one-liner

Louisiana Sen John Kennedy has made a name for himself in the halls of Congress, where reporters have come to expect a funny quip in response to questions.

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Trump asks Democrats to negotiate on infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats on Tuesday to make a deal to modernize the country's infrastructure after his plan received critical reviews as lacking enough federal funding, but said he was open to changes.

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Trump budget chief says he would oppose budget if he were in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget chief said on Tuesday that, if he were still a member of Congress, he "probably" would vote against a deficit-financed budget plan he and Trump are proposing.

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Pennsylvania court set to redraw voting maps after governor veto

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court was set to lay out new congressional voting districts for the state after Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a version drawn by Republican legislative leaders as unfairly skewed in their party's favor.

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Bill aims to restore U.S. tax break for advance refunding muni bonds

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The federal tax exemption for a type of debt refunding used by U.S. states, cities, schools and other issuers to lower borrowing costs would be restored under a new bipartisan bill in Congress, two of its sponsors said on Tuesday.

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More Russian cyber attacks on elections 'likely': U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is likely to pursue more cyber attacks on elections in the United States, U.S. intelligence community leaders said on Tuesday, with just months to go before U.S. congressional and local elections in November.

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Pennsylvania governor rejects Republican-drawn congressional map

(Reuters) - Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf rejected a Republican-drawn congressional map on Tuesday as unfairly skewed toward protecting Republican candidates, likely putting the state's top court in charge of creating new boundaries.

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South Africa's ruling party demands that Zuma resign

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has "recalled" the country's leader, Jacob Zuma, ramping up pressure on the scandal-hit President to resign.

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Syrian government rejects U.N.-led committee to alter constitution

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria's government on Tuesday rejected efforts led by the United Nations to form a committee to rewrite Syria's constitution, the main result of a peace congress among Syrian groups in Russia last month.

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Trump's budget would add trillions to the deficit

President Donald Trump's budget plan could add more than $7 trillion to the country's debt over the next decade. Such a plan goes against supposed Republican orthodoxy of trying to eliminate (or at least bring down) the federal budget debt and deficit. Some Republican members of Congress have voiced their frustration with raising deficits, which could derail Trump's budget proposal.

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Pentagon asks for $686 billion as part of one of its largest military spending hikes ever

Citing increasing threats from China and Russia, the Pentagon is asking for a major boost in military spending for 2019, requesting Congress approve a budget of $686 billion -- one of the largest in US history.

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Analysis: The parallel universe of Trump's budget, explained

Budgets released by presidents, unlike those negotiated by Congress, are more like political fan fiction than modestly crafted, passable agendas.

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South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress party executive committee has decided to "recall" or remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party's top leadership.

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Trump unveils infrastructure plan; uphill battle awaits in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday designed to encourage spending on improvements by states, localities and private investors, but it faces an uphill battle in Congress and he made remarks that called into question how hard he will fight for it.

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Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the process for allowing them to cross national parks.

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Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

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Trump wants to slash funding for diplomacy

The Trump administration is proposing sharp cuts to the budget for international diplomacy and aid in its 2019 funding request to Congress -- though questions were raised when the White House and State Department appeared to ask for different amounts of funding with very little explanation.

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White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

The White House released a proposed budget that is largely irrelevant, given Congress passed a spending bill last week that outlines priorities.

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Rep. Brooks: Budget is a debt junkie's dream

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) characterizes the budget deal as the "worst piece of legislation" he's voted on while serving in Congress.

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Immigration debate to grip Senate

The Senate is set to begin debating immigration Monday evening, and in a rare occurrence for the upper chamber of Congress, no one is quite sure how that will go.

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Trump plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces steep hurdles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.

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Trump to roll out plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.

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Corker mulling over running for re-election

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has had conversations with a few colleagues in recent days about whether he should reconsider his decision to leave Congress and not seek re-election this year, GOP sources tell CNN.

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South Africa's ruling ANC to finalize talks on Zuma's future

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the party's executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma, who is under mounting pressure to step down.

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Ramaphosa avoids questions on Zuma as ANC calls special meeting

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa avoided questions about the future of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday as the party's executive body called a meeting to discuss a transition of power.

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South Africa's ANC to hold special meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will convene a special meeting of its executive body on Monday, its spokesman said, amid mounting pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

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Trump says Democratic memo on Russia is 'very political,' needs redactions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A classified memo by congressional Democrats related to investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is "very political and long" and must be "heavily redacted" before it could be released, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday.

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DACA is left out again

As the ink dried Friday on a major budget compromise deal in Congress, immigration advocates were taking stock of getting left behind -- again -- without a resolution for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants on the verge of losing protections.

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South Africa's ANC official urges patience during Zuma exit talks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power, the party's national chairperson said on Saturday.

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Republican Pennsylvania leaders submit plan for redrawing congressional map

(Reuters) - Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's legislature submitted a plan for redrawing the state's congressional districts just hours before Friday's court-ordered deadline, but Democratic Governor Tom Wolf questioned whether the proposal will pass legal muster.

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Trump Blocks Release of Memo Rebutting Republican Claims

President Trump blocked the release of a classified Democratic memo, setting up a potential showdown with Congress over the fate of its contents.

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Trump blocks release of Russia memo drafted by Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document that he allowed to be made public last week that claimed FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election.

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News Analysis: Amid Turmoil From Washington to Wall Street, a Surprisingly Passive President

President Trump stayed largely on the sidelines as a volatile stock market plunged, Congress sealed a budget deal and a top aide was ousted over abuse charges.

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Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost U.S. spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays.

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U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 billion for opioid-addicted babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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Colombia’s FARC Suspends Presidential Campaign After Attacks

Colombia’s largest rebel group has suspended all campaigns in the country’s upcoming congressional and presidential elections.

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Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase U.S. spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress ended a brief government shutdown on Friday by reaching a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone.

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Trump signs spending bill into law, ending short shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a stopgap funding measure into law on Friday, ending a short federal government shutdown after Congress let a midnight deadline slip.

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President tweets he has signed the bipartisan bill passed by Congress to end a brief government shutdown

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US STOCKS-Wall St on course for worst week in six years

* Yields on 10-yr U.S. notes dip after Congress passes budget

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Congress votes to end brief government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government's business.

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Le Pen family feud complicates French far-right rebound congress

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen threatened on Friday to call on the police to help him get access to the National Front's congress next month, setting the scene for a possible clash with his estranged daughter Marine Le Pen.

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U.S. budget deal sets up wider fight over deficits, immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania lawmakers face a court-ordered deadline on Friday to submit a new congressional map, after the existing one was struck down for being illegally drawn to benefit Republicans in a ruling that could reshape the 2018 electoral battle for Congress.

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Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.

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What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress failed to pass a stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Thursday, technically triggering the start of a shutdown.

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U.S. federal shutdown at hand after fiscal hawk's dissent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government staggered into another shutdown on Thursday night after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal.

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It's up to Congress to make life-saving drugs affordable

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How Partisan Has House Intelligence Panel Become? It’s Building a Wall

Since taking up its Russia inquiry last year, the committee, once an oasis of country-first cooperation in a divided Congress, has descended into dysfunction.

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Congress opens second investigation into USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began a second congressional investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Gymnastics (USAG) and other gymnastic organizations over a sexual abuse scandal that led to the conviction of the sport's former top medical doctor.

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The sneaky way Congress plans to raise the debt ceiling