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Don't look away: Stuff happens fast in Trump's first summer in Washington

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| Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.

Craft beer, brought to you by Big Beer


More than a dozen of America's most popular craft breweries have been bought by global beverage companies in recent years. Craft beer brewers say they're under attack by what they call "Big Beer."

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.

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.

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.