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While leaving most of the detail work to Capitol Hill, top administration aides are debating how far and fast Republicans can afford to move when it comes to undoing the Affordable Care Act. But President Trump himself remains the biggest wild card, repeatedly suggesting that his new plan is nearly complete.
Adding to the sense of turmoil emanating from the White House, Trump’s secretaries have found themselves explaining and sometimes outright contradicting him. It has sent agency heads scrambling to interpret their boss’s positions and leaving other nations confused as to who speaks on behalf of the administration.
A few converging factors — including the Democratic Party not being ready to reject the Obama legacy —blunted his momentum.
A 370-mile drive across the state led to interviews with more than 100 voters, who revealed fresh misgivings about the new president.
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Sanford Capital, which has 19 apartment buildings in the District, has racked up more than 200 warnings and $150,000 in fines over the past eight years. City officials say they have no choice but to continue paying subsidies to the company because the supply of affordable housing is so limited.
Lloyd Welch, 60, awaits trial in Virginia in the 1975 deaths of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, who were abducted from the Wheaton Plaza shopping mall.
After reports of a roundup outside a church charity shelter, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Department of Homeland Security secretary John F. Kelly assured him that immigration agents will not target undocumented residents unless they are suspected of being involved in illegal activity.
The president wanted Sunday evening's event to be a working dinner, but first lady Melania Trump indicated she was planning on a purely social affair.
Above-normal temperatures will be back in the D.C. region on Monday, but the trade-off means we are stuck with clouds for the day.
Washington's left wing entered the season with a streak of recording at least one shot on goal in every game since March 2013. But the team's coach and GM aren't worried about his recent drop in production.
The president came to Dover Air Force Base when the casket arrived with the remains of the SEAL. William “Ryan” Owens died Jan. 27 during a counterterrorism raid in Yemen. “The government owes my son an investigation,” his father said.
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