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After a marathon series of negotiations involving President Trump and his top aides Thursday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will call a vote on the proposal at Trump’s behest, lawmakers said after a meeting Thursday night. The measure lacks sufficient votes to pass it at this point, making the move a high-risk gamble for the president and speaker, who have both invested significant political capital in passing legislation that would rewrite the Affordable Care Act.
The Take
Analysis
The promise to repeal Obamacare was easy. Producing a bill to make good on the promise remains elusive.

Number of House Republicans who ...

can vote “no” and still have the bill pass

say they will vote “no”

are leaning towards “no”

22

34

15

Speaker Paul Ryan leaves a meeting of the House Republican caucus. (Photo by AP; video by The Post)
In an effort to coax Republican skeptics to support an overhaul of federal health-care law, House leaders have introduced several amendments, but it remains unclear whether these changes will persuade House Republicans who oppose the legislation or have serious concerns.
The Fix
Analysis
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is the latest GOP lawmaker to take heat for framing the debate over essential benefits in a less-than-tactful way. He apologized.
The Fix
Analysis
The inability to appease conservatives while keeping centrists on board is what drove Speaker John A. Boehner into an early retirement. The GOP must be feeling a sense of deja vu.
The California Republican came under heavy fire from Democrats after going first to the press, then to the White House before consulting with colleagues about what he said was fresh intelligence about the president.
The Senate minority leader said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee and asked other Democrats to join him in blocking an up-or-down vote on him. Republicans have vowed Gorsuch will be confirmed even if it means overhauling the way justices have long been approved.
Members of the public light candles during a vigil at Trafalgar Square Thursday in London. (Getty Images)
Members of the public light candles during a vigil at Trafalgar Square Thursday in London. (Getty Images)
It was an almost spring-like afternoon when a gray Hyundai raced across Westminster Bridge toward the center of the British government. It was the start of an afternoon of carnage that would leave four victims dead and injure at least 28 others in London’s deadliest terrorist strike since 2005.
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After criticizing Montgomery County officials earlier this week over the case of two undocumented immigrants charged with raping a 14-year-old at Rockville High School, the governor took a more conciliatory tone Thursday when he visited the county with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Perspective
The school is separating itself from a legacy that has uplifted and defined a basketball program for 45 years.
Capital Weather Gang
Forecast
Amid warmer readings we could have frequent breezes, showers, and clouds to contend with, at least at times. But that’s all part of spring’s arrival, too, right?
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Several businesses that have complained about decreased sales since $2-per-hour parking fees began in January for the shopping district.
Gaynor, whose anthem “I Will Survive” was added to the National Recording Registry last year, will perform May 6, marking the first time the library has celebrated a music genre with this sort of programming.
He almost got away with all of it, until the store’s motion detectors gave him away, police said.
Amid a heavy police presence, Damaris Reyes Rivas was mourned by her family, including the mother who’d brought her to Maryland to escape El Salvador’s gang violence.
Denis Voronenkov, a Russian lawmaker who had defected to Ukraine, said, “There’s been a demonization of us. It’s hard to say what will happen. The system has lost its mind." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Voronenkov's killing "an act of state terrorism by Russia.”
The 11th-seeded Musketeers closed the game with a 12-2 run against the Wildcats to set up an Elite Eight date with Gonzaga.
These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington. And yet the news about them lately has been a parade of dysfunction.
New rules would allow phone companies to target and block automated calls coming from what appear to be illegitimate or unassigned phone numbers.
James H. Jackson, 28, was arrested in New York after police said he walked into a substation and told officers, "I’m the person you’re looking for." He was charged with murder in the death of Timothy Caughman, 66.
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