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Republicans battle over taxes in Kansas, other states

(Reuters) - The Kansas House on Wednesday overrode Republican Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a bipartisan bill aimed at filling holes in the state's leaky budget by rolling back tax cuts he had championed.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:56 pm
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Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms: draft document

(Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen on Wednesday by Reuters.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:42 pm
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Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:46 pm
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Trump to spare U.S. 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 7:56 am
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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive U.S.-China ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat on Tuesday and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.S.-China relationship, and the two agreed on the need to address the threat posed by North Korea, the State Department said.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 6:44 am
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New U.S. environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 3:59 am
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Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over comments that condoned certain intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 3:41 am
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Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 3:16 am
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Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:55 am
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Outspoken lieutenant general named Trump's top security adviser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 12:53 am
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