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Australian Election Vote Count Reveals Close Contest

Australian Election Vote Count Reveals Close Contest

By Rod McGuirk | May 18
The vote count in Australia's general election on Saturday was proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing more likely to form a government than the favored center-left opposition party.

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

By Shefali Luthra | May 18
The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

Step by Step: Democrats Play the Long Game Against Trump

Step by Step: Democrats Play the Long Game Against Trump

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | May 18
First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress.

Trump: 2020 Rival Buttigieg's Same-Sex Marriage is 'Great'

Trump: 2020 Rival Buttigieg's Same-Sex Marriage is 'Great'

May 17
President Donald Trump says he thinks "some people" may have an issue with 2020 Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg's same-sex marriage, but he thinks "it's great."

5 States Announce New Suits Over Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Opioids

By Anthony Izaguirre, Georff Mulvihill | May 17
Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.

Courts Weigh Trump's Plan to Tap Pentagon for Border Wall

Courts Weigh Trump's Plan to Tap Pentagon for Border Wall

By Daisy Nyugen and Elliot Spagat | May 17
President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts.

Roy Moore Weighs AL Senate Re-Run Despite GOP Opposition

Roy Moore Weighs AL Senate Re-Run Despite GOP Opposition

May 17
Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year.

Trump more Cautious than his Top Advisers on Iran

Trump more Cautious than his Top Advisers on Iran

By Deb Riechmann and Matthew Lee | May 17
President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.

Trump: 2020 Rival Buttigieg's Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Great'

Trump: 2020 Rival Buttigieg's Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Great'

May 17
President Donald Trump says he thinks "some people" may have an issue with 2020 Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg's (BOO'-tuh-juhjehz) same-sex marriage, but he thinks "it's great."

Trump, de Blasio: Both Look in Mirror and See a President

Trump, de Blasio: Both Look in Mirror and See a President

By Jonathan Lemire | May 17
He's deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city's tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. That's Donald Trump. And that's Bill de Blasio.

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