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President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, March 24, 2017.

White House looks past conservatives on tax reform

By Lindsay Dunsmuir and Doina Chiacu, Reuters on March 26, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
The White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump’s agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.
Arnold Schwarzenegger participates in a panel for "The New Celebrity Apprentice" in Universal City, California, Dec. 9, 2016.

Arnold Schwarzenegger schools internet troll for mocking Special Olympics

By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
Arnold Schwarzenegger turned an offensive comment about the Special Olympics that someone left on his Facebook page into a “teachable moment” this week.
Medals earned by former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap of Waterboro.

Pingree pushes for medal to recognize Maine veterans who served during Cold War

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 26, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
“It is not just a medal in my eyes,” former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap said. “It is a way my country can show how much they appreciated my service to this great nation.”

Protesters outside White House demand ‘Pizzagate’ investigation

By Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 9:02 a.m.
Wearing T-shirts and holding banners defending the conspiracy theory — which falsely linked Hillary Clinton to an alleged child-sex-trafficking ring operating out of a D.C. pizza parlor — protesters took turns climbing onto an elevated stage in Lafayette Square to demand politicians and mainstream news media take their claims seriously.

Lola Albright, alluring actress in stylish ‘Peter Gunn’ TV series, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Lola Albright, an alluring actress who was perhaps best known for her role as a sultry nightclub singer in the noirish television detective series “Peter Gunn,” died March 23 in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Buck Hill, saxophonist and DC ‘local legend,’ dies at 90

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Buck Hill, a renowned saxophonist and mainstay of the Washington jazz scene for more than 60 years and who was known as the “Wailing Mailman” for his day job with the U.S. Postal Service, died March 20 at his home in Greenbelt, Maryland. He was 90.

John Herbers, journalist on front lines of civil rights reporting, dies at 93

By Bart Barnes, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
ohn Herbers, a reporter based in the South who wrote with urgency about church burnings and bombings during the civil rights struggle, died March 17 at a retirement community in the District of Columbia. He was 93.
A police car blocks access to the scene of a mass shooting at the Cameo Nightlife club in Cincinatti, Ohio, March 26, 2017.

Shooter at large after deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

By Joe Wessels, Reuters on March 26, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14.

Trump tastes failure as House health care bill collapses

By David Lawder and Steve Holland, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the health care system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

The NFL has effectively blackballed Colin Kaepernick

By Kevin B. Blackistone, The Washington Post on March 25, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
A week before Christmas 1996, Craig Hodges, who twice during his 10 NBA seasons was the league’s best three-point shooter, filed a federal lawsuit against the NBA. He charged that the league colluded to end his career four seasons earlier.

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom

By Jeff Mason and Ethan Lou, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.

Wall Street dips in dramatic session as health bill pulled

By Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:36 a.m.
A dramatic session on Wall Street ended with stocks slightly lower on Friday as they pared losses in late-afternoon trading after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

Republicans pull health care legislation plan in blow to Trump

By Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House before the bill was pulled from the House floor after hours of debate.

Stocks slide after health care bill vote postponed

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Wall Street declined on Thursday after lawmakers delayed a vote on a health care bill seen as President Donald Trump’s first policy test.

Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement

By David Lawder and David Shepardson, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
The Trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid American companies, two administration officials said.

William Keeler, cardinal who led Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years, dies at 86

By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post on March 24, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Cardinal William Keeler, who headed Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years and took a leading role in making the Catholic Church more responsive to the 2002 sexual-abuse scandal, died March 23 at a home for the aged in Catonsville, Maryland. He was 86.

Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of Trump surveillance claim

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 5:58 a.m.
The Republican head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee apologized on Thursday for the way he handled sensitive allegations about U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump’s team.

House leaders postpone vote on their health care plan

By Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on March 24, 2017, at 5:58 a.m.
House leaders postponed a vote Thursday on their plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system, casting doubt on whether President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, can deliver on one of the GOP’s central promises to the voters who placed Republicans in power.
 Bryant Shipman

NH jail guard accused of smuggling heroin

By CBS 13 on March 23, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
Investigators said they caught 25-year-old Bryant Shipman trying to bring heroin into the Strafford County Jail.

US Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

By David Shepardson, Reuters on March 23, 2017, at 2 p.m.
The vote was along party lines, with 50 Republicans approving the measure and 48 Democrats rejecting it.