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News Brief: Health Care Deal, Travel Ban Blocked By Hawaii Judge

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration in Falls Church, Va., last week. Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP hide caption

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Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

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An NTSB investigation on a deadly hot air balloon crash in July 2016 found that the pilot had a "pattern of poor decision-making" and was impaired by drugs and medical conditions. Here, authorities block a road near the crash site in Maxwell, Texas. Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a suit just three days after President Trump took office. The suit alleges he is violating the Constitution's ban on accepting foreign payments, or emoluments. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of two Chinese nationals for conspiring to distribute fentanyl in a news conference at the Justice Department on Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As a state entity, the University of Florida had to permit Richard Spencer to speak. But its president urged students and staff to avoid the event and "shun" Spencer and his followers. Bernard Brzezinski/University of Florida hide caption

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Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., was blamed in media reports for sponsoring a bill that the Drug Enforcement Administration had warned would hamper its ability to limit America's deadly opioid crisis. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

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Exploring Legalities That May Have Enabled Harvey Weinstein's Actions

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Rep. Mike Synar, D-Okla., meets with Neal Knox, executive director of the NRA's lobbying arm, in 1981 in this photo archived at the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections at the University of Oklahoma. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

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A Krispy Kreme doughnut was to blame for a white substance that led to an Orlando man being jailed on drug charges. Results from roadside drug test kits conducted by law enforcement officers can be unreliable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Corruption Trial Of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Continues

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Immigration Judges Warn Against Trump Administration Benchmarks

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President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran, in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House, on October 13, 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress

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Trump Rolls Back Obama Era Policies

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Trump Ends Health Care Subsidies: Who Will Be Affected?

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