Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000, but didn’t follow through

Members of the Old Guard carried the transfer case of US Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., in June 2017..

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‘‘He said, ‘I’m going to write you a check out of my personal account for $25,000,’ and I was just floored,’’ the father said.

Myeshia Johnson cried over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.

Trump says he didn’t disrespect a fallen soldier. The dead man’s mother says otherwise

President Donald Trump told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.

Senators Patty Murray, a Democrat, and Lamar Alexander, a Republican, agreed to outlines for a health care compromise.

Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

The bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement.

Former FBI director James Comey.

James Comey ‘the best thing that ever happened to’ Hillary, Trump says

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James Comey had intended to spare Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton e-mail case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before a Senate committee Wednesday to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department.

Authorities launch inquiry into Statehouse sexual harassment

Rhode Island officials launched the “inquiry” after a lawmaker reported a higher-ranking legislator told her sexual favors would help her bills go further.

Is Melania Trump living up to her role as first lady?

Is Melania Trump living up to her role as first lady?

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Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

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Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes

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