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Senate. Hatch might have already given Romney that blessing, as he told National Journal in an interview last week that he "might well consider" retiring should he find a "really outstanding person to run for my position". Romney, who lost to President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, but he drew criticism when he courted the secretary of state position after the election.
  • Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

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    On Tuesday, Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the investigation. I don't know that they've actually said that. Schumer called for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to replace Nunes on the committee in order to have " a credible investigation ".
  • Seattle Mayor To Announce Legal Action Against Trump

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    The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities. Burien, for example, recently passed an ordinance offering sanctuary protections, but stopped short of calling itself a "sanctuary city". City leaders insisted such examples are the exception, not the rule.
  • Trump takes first step in NAFTA renegotiation: Sends draft letter to Congress

    Trump takes first step in NAFTA renegotiation: Sends draft letter to Congress

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    Trump has repeatedly said his economic plan is "Buy America, Hire American". Mexico announced on February 1 the start of its own consultations on Nafta, which created one of the world's largest free-trade zones. Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd, whose district runs more than 800 miles along the border with Mexico, welcomed administration calls for NAFTA to be updated to reflect the rise of e-commerce in the years since the pact was negotiated.
  • Senators seek visitor logs from White House, Mar-a-Lago

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    Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse and Tom Udall requested the probe. The Government Accountability Office is now looking to determine whether a secure space exists in Trump's Mar-a-Lago's estate, and how the president handles classified information while traveling, according to a March 24 letter to lawmakers.
  • 'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

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    There's no word on whether there are suspects at the Toledo prison or his current medical condition. "Donald Harvey decided as the "Angel of Death" he had the right to decide who lives and who dies, and it was wrong, and he knew it, and he was a murderer", Nadel said.
  • DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

    DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

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    The Democratic National Committee's newly-installed chair, Tom Perez , has asked for the resignations of all the organization's staffers-a reorganizations Sen. The DNC was also hit with charges it favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. Perez has spent his first weeks on the job in "active listening mode", hearing from Democrats in Washington and in small group meetings across the country before making any big moves.
  • 'Erratic' woman drives into US Capitol cruiser

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    Capitol on Independence Avenue and tried to carry out a traffic stop, Capitol Police communications Director Eva Malecki told CNN. Police pursued the vehicle after it attempting to flee, almost striking Capitol Police officers and eventually hitting another vehicle.
  • North Carolina's unemployment rate drops slightly

    North Carolina's unemployment rate drops slightly

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    Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. Commissioner Braun also noted private sector employment has grown by more than 33,000 over the year. The state Department of Labor says Alabama's jobless rate for February was 6.2 percent. The governor said that part of the reason that's been difficult is because many employers are having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill open positions.
  • Oklahoma officer, 22, dies after shootout

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    Officer Terney attempted to pull over a vehicle around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, when a suspect jumped out of the auto and took off on foot. A Tecumseh, Oklahoma police officer died on Monday after he was wounded in a shootout overnight, police said.
  • Fight led to Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed 1, injured 15

    Fight led to Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed 1, injured 15

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    Chief Isaac said one other person was in extremely critical condition and there were several other victims with serious injuries.The investigation is ongoing. Neudigate said earlier. Isaac says the club has its own security operation that uses detection wands and pat-downs, but that police believe several firearms got inside.