Big stakes in high court fight over partisan political maps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties.

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  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press

VA: Money for private health care may run out by year's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks after a veterans' health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans.

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  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Some in administration use personal phones, despite advice

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are clearly instructed: Don't use your personal phones for official business. But some aides appear to have done it anyway, and it's getting fresh scrutiny along with questions about the use of personal email accounts.

  • Written by By JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

 

BOSTON (AP) — The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they're waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.

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  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press