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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks podium after telling the news media that he has pulled the health care overhaul bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017.<br>Cliff Owen/AP

GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle

Still reeling from last week's House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul.


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u.s.

Lawmaker pushes for medal to recognize veterans who served during Cold War

Lawmakers from Maine long have fought to get a medal created for those who served in the military during the Cold War, a time of high political tension between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union that started after World War II and ended when the Iron Curtain fell in 1991.



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europe

For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey's political leadership. He wraps up by musing that he'll probably get arrested if the video goes viral.



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pacific

North Korea reportedly conducted another rocket engine test last week

North Korea reportedly conducted another rocket-engine test last week as it seeks to develop a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, while concern rose that the reclusive country is poised to carry out its sixth nuclear test.



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middle east

At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities.