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  1. Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
    President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.
  2. A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises
    Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family's real estate empire.
  3. Amid escalating Russia crisis, Trump considers major staff changes
    President Donald Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.
  4. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cracks joke about reporters at gun range
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for cracking a joke about reporters at a gun range.
  5. Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. senator, dies at 85
    Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.
  6. Trump family members met with GOP leaders to discuss strategy
    Amid mounting questions at the White House about Russia, three prominent members of President Trump's family -- his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., and Eric's wife, Lara -- have ramped up their engagement with the Republican Party's national political operation, having met privately with GOP leaders to share their concerns and outlook.
  7. Trump calls trip “home run” as Kushner questions left unanswered
    President Donald Trump declared his first foreign trip a "home run" and said he'd rallied the world's governments to stand strong against terrorism, despite a series of stark differences that emerged between the U.S. and its allies.
  8. EPA chief looking “closely” at dropping storm-water lawsuit against Colorado Springs, says Rep. Doug Lamborn
    Colorado Springs’ yearslong challenge with stormwater that has carried pollutants and controversy downstream to Pueblo County has taken a new turn, with a member of Congress saying he has asked the EPA to drop a lawsuit against the state’s second-largest city.
  9. Colorado representatives try to rename peaks after climbers who died in avalanche
    Colorado's congressional representatives are trying to name two peaks in the southwestern part of the state after two local climbers who died in an avalanche in Asia.
  10. Just don’t call it “climate change”: Rebranding government in the age of Trump
    "Climate change" is out. "Resilience" is in. "Victims of domestic violence" are now "victims of crime." Foreign aid for refugee rights has become aid to protect "national security." "Clean energy investment" has been transformed into just plain "energy" investment.