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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the sanctions will show those who work against America's interests that their "actions have consequences."

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House and Senate reach deal on sanctions for Russia, Iran and North Korea

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

Western Wildfires

Detwiler Fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

The blaze in the Sierra Nevada foothills threatened hundreds of homes and historic buildings, including a wood courthouse founded in 1854 and touted as the oldest active courthouse west of the Rocky Mountains.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., (center) and House Republicans released a fiscal year 2018 budget that would increase military spending and cut other discretionary spending.

Here's what's in the House Republican budget (and why it matters)

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.

Detwiler Fire in ​NorCal threatening thousands of structures

The blaze burning since Sunday was making its way to the hills on the edge of Mariposa, a town of about 2,000 people under a mandatory evacuation order.

California border crossing to close temporarily in September

San Diego's bustling San Ysidro border crossing with Tijuana, Mexico, will be closed to southbound cars for more than two days in September.

Hundreds of structures threatened by central California fire

Firefighters are battling a blaze near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto.

​Judge in Hawaii hands Trump latest defeat on travel ban

The ruling is the latest piece of pushback in the fierce fight set off by the ban Trump first attempted in January. It will culminate with arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in October.

Presidents Trump and Macron meet in Paris

Ideologically, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron couldn't be more different. But both pulled off surprise election wins by throwing out the political playbook.

​House panel unveils $1.6B plan for building US-Mexico wall

Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill. Instead, the $1.6 billion down payment for the wall will be added to the government's almost $20 trillion debt.

Citizenship for military service program under fire

Thousands of foreign nationals have served in the U.S. military in exchange for citizenship. The Trump administration is considering ending the program.

Can California require cops to release body cam video?

Assembly Bill 748 would amend California's public records statute to limit the discretion that police departments have for withholding body camera videos.

Massive structure fire in Oakland collapses building

The flames were first reported just before 5 p.m. and have engulfed a large building under construction near Lake Merritt. The building eventually collapsed.

To test your fake news judgment, play this game

The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular.

Wheelchair basketball is changing lives in Afghanistan

The head of the program wasn't sure a basketball team was a good idea. The players proved him wrong.

25 people shot at Little Rock nightclub

Police say the shooting was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not related to terrorism.

As Hong Kong marks handover anniversary, a push and pull with China over identity

Much of the recent history of Hong Kong – and of mainland China, too – can be seen as a series of struggles over appearance and disappearance.