White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By JOSH BOAK and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training

SEATTLE (AP) — The two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had less lethal options and had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises.


  • Written by By PHUONG LE and GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical


JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday.

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  • Written by By SAM MEDNICK , Associated Press