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Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks


President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., last week. (Brynn Anderson/AP) With the latest Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act collapsing, President Trump focused his ire Monday night on Sen. John McCain, distributing a video that showed the Arizona Republican on board with the mission …

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Trump praises fans who booed NFL players taking a knee


After players of several NFL teams kneeled, locked arms or stayed in their locker rooms during the national anthem on Sept. 24, President Trump said his criticism of the protests “has nothing to do with race.” (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) President Trump on Monday praised football fans who booed NFL …

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As part of controversial travel ban expires, White House announces expanded order restricting visitors from eight countries


An international passenger arrives at Dulles International Airport on Sunday as a man waits for loved ones. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the pre-existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and …

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Trump-allied nonprofit tells supporters: Turn off the NFL


A nonprofit group run by allies of President Trump launched a Facebook ad Sunday aimed at millions of people across the country that urges them to stand with the president by turning off NFL games. “Rather than watch the NFL disrespect our country,” the ad reads, “turn on something that …

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