AP FACT CHECK: Budget not a down-payment on new border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says its budget compromise with Congress includes hundreds of millions of dollars in border wall funding. Those funds might be for the border, but they're not to build the new "big beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised.


  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, though his executive order on religious freedom is disappointing some of his supporters.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY and RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press

Dallas suburb faces racial backlash after shooting

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Dallas suburb where a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager as he left a party has a population that's just 20 percent white but a police department that's 80 percent white.


  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER, NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLE , Associated Press