Afghan girls robotics team arrives in US just in time


WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is "unworkable in any form," delivering a blow to party leaders' efforts to win support for their legislation.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

New GOP health care bill will determine winners, losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups.


  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

White House says budget deficit to be $99B higher this year


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That's a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

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  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press