Is gun-maker liable for Newtown? Court takes up the case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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  • Written by By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

Trump turns to drug industry for his new health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health secretary.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a nonpartisan analysis showed Monday.

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  • Written by By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press

Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Congress on Tuesday he never lied under oath about Russian interference in the 2016 election and said sleep deprivation and the "chaos" of the Trump campaign clouded his recollections of campaign contacts with Russians.

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  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press