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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, confers with an aide as tax bill conferees gather to work on the sweeping GOP plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Rubio threat to vote 'no' imperils tax billThe Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate has been jeopardized by Florida's Marco Rubio
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Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong US economyThe White House says President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made "acknowledging America's strong economic performance"
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Texas official out after post disparaging 'pathetic' womenA spokesman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says one of their top deputies has resigned after belittling sexual harassment accusers as "pathetic" on Facebook
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Closed signs are displayed on the front door to a marijuana dispensary along South Federal Boulevard Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in south Denver. Twenty-six legal marijuana businesses were closed by Denver officials Thursday amid a police investigation expected to lead to criminal charges. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrestsDenver authorities have shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation
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Parts of a letter written by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to FBI director Christopher Wray are photographed in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Johnson says edits to a draft FBI statement on the Hillary Clinton email investigation appear to have watered down the significance of the bureau's findings. Johnson said he had obtained from the FBI a draft statement that then-Director James Comey produced in May 2016 in anticipation of closing out the Clinton email case. The document shows line-by-line edits. Though the FBI had not yet interviewed Clinton about her use of a private email server, officials had already determined that criminal charges were probably not warranted. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Senator: Comey's remarks on Clinton probe heavily editedA Republican senator says edits to a draft FBI statement on the Hillary Clinton email investigation appear to have watered down the significance of the bureau's findings
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opensEuropean Union nations are bickering over their migration policy in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas
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Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones waves to reporters as he and his wife Louise leave a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Jones says he knew he had a 'path' to victoryJones says he knew he had a 'path' to victory
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European Council President Donald Tusk arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Tusk distances himself from anti-migrant viewsDonald Tusk, president of the European Council, sought to distance himself from the hard-line anti-migrant views of leaders in his native Poland, saying he would never speak about migrants the way they do
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., answers a question from a reporter before entering the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute him again on corruption charges or drop it. Menendez, whose bribery trial ended in a hung jury last month, said Dec. 14 that he wants the charges thrown out and is seeking a decision by mid-January by government prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Sen. Menendez presses for dismissal of corruption chargesDemocratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it
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File - In this Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. California utility regulators are considering tougher safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of the state that are prone to fires. The rules being taken up Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, would require tree branches to be kept farther away from power lines and newly installed lines to be spaced farther apart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilitiesRegulators toughen safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of California that are prone to fires.
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, a tourist takes a photo from Pennsylvania Avenue of the illuminated White House in Washington. The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaulThe White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (Julien Warnand, Pool Photo via AP)
EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unityEuropean Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations.
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