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AP Analysis: Trump yet to meet promise of 'so much winning'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months in, Donald Trump's presidency is perilously adrift. His first major foray into legislating imploded Friday when House Republicans abandoned a White House-backed health care bill, resisting days of cajoling and arm-twisting

Japanese business delegation to visit China in April

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A Japanese business delegation led by a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker will make a four-day visit to Beijing in April in the hope of meeting with senior Chinese officials, sources with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. The group from the

In health care push, Trump couldn't master art of consensus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump thought he had a deal. He'd been greeted with a standing ovation — one of his favorite measures of success — when he entered the Roosevelt Room on Thursday to meet with members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus.

Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six year dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They knew the measures would go nowhere with the Democrat still in the White House. With a bill that counted Frid

No violator punished under antismoking ordinance launched in 2010

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No one has been punished under Japan's first punitive antismoking ordinance since its launch in 2010 by a prefectural government in eastern Japan, despite around 1,000 cases of violation being discovered each year, prefectural government sources said Satur

Bitter end for Cricket Australia's brewery deal after 20-year innings

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Carlton and United Breweries has ended its 20-year sponsorship deal with Cricket Australia, a move welcomed by groups opposed to alcohol advertising in sport. The company has confirmed reports that its sponsorship arrangement with Cricket Australia is over

Protests disrupt French Guiana, prompt US travel warning

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Large protests have spread throughout French Guiana, blocking roads to neighboring Brazil and Suriname and prompting the U.S. government to issue a travel warning for the French territory in South America. A spokesman for the gr

Owner of Silicon Valley staffing firm charged in visa fraud

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office announced Frid

2 killed, 22 injured in fight between Mexico union factions

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two people have been killed and 22 injured in a fight between union factions at a steel pipe plant in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The Veracruz state prosecutor's office said Friday that firearms had been used in the confrontat

Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civ

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