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House and Senate Republicans reached a deal on the party's competing tax bills. The agreement would set the top individual rate at 37% and the corporate rate at 21%.

Moore's defeat in Alabama's Senate race sparked finger-pointing between the GOP establishment and Trump's insurgent allies.

A top Justice official defended the integrity of the Russia probe as Republicans complained about text messages by a Mueller staffer.

Minnesota's governor plans to name the Democratic lieutenant governor to succeed Sen. Franken.

Britain's May suffered a political setback as lawmakers approved a measure giving Parliament a greater say on Brexit terms.

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The Trump administration is turning its focus to Iran as the campaign against Islamic State winds down.

South Korea's leader arrived in China for a visit aimed at repairing ties and coordinating policy on North Korea's nuclear program.

The U.S. and Japan urged Saudi Arabia not to sell an Aramco stake to China, fearing Beijing would have too much sway in the Mideast.

The number of Americans severely behind on payments on federal student loans hit 4.6 million last quarter.

An influential politician in Indonesia was indicted over his alleged role in a corruption scandal.

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December 14, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)