U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, who settled a former aide's sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money, says he developed a deep affection for the woman but never harassed her or pursued a romantic relationship with her.
The U.S. gun industry has gathered for its biggest annual trade show in Las Vegas only a few miles from the site where gunman Stephen Paddock rained gunfire down on a country music concert last October.
North Carolina dams that once produced electricity for a factory employing 1,000 workers has generated more than $225 million in revenues since the plant was closed and the hydroelectric power sold to commercial customers.
Republicans still smarting from a secret investigation into conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker voted Tuesday to oust leaders of the bipartisan state agencies charged with running elections and overseeing ethics laws.
Despite some protest and boos, the Senate narrowly passed the legislation for tax reform on a party-line 51-48 vote shortly after midnight Dec. 20, 2017. Protesters interrupted with chants of "kill the bill, don't kill us" and Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly called for order. Upon passage, Republicans cheered. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., insisted Americans would respond positively to the tax bill. "If we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work," he said.
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