Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, but paved the way for its passage by allowing members of her conservative party to vote according to their conscience.

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  • Written by By DAVID RISING , Associated Press

Trump suggests just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM

More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press