AP Explains: Why Kenya is voting again for president


KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyans were voting Thursday in a repeat presidential election that has East Africa's economic power on edge once more. The Supreme Court shocked Africa last month by nullifying the president's re-election citing illegalities and irregularities. The opposition leader then dropped out of the race, saying adequate reforms haven't been made. Top election officials have said they can't guarantee the vote will be credible. The elections were taking place amid fears of intimidation and violence.

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  • Written by By RODNEY MUHUMUZA , Associated Press

Officials say Trump's opioid emergency won't mean new money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday plans to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency — a step that won't bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills nearly 100 Americans a day but will expand access to medical services in rural areas, among other changes, White House officials said Thursday.

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  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON , Associated Press

GAO to probe activities of Trump voter fraud commission


The Government Accountability Office has accepted a request by a group of U.S. senators to investigate the activities of President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud.

  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY , Associated Press

House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump's promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concerns over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code that Republicans promise will jump-start the economy.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press