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GENEVA (AP) — A top Syrian opposition leader says he hopes to persuade the Trump administration that rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad share the same priorities as Washington when it comes to fighting the Islamic State group and containing Iran. Nasr Hariri tells The Associated Press that his group agrees with the new administration on "a lot of points." Hariri heads the negotiating team of the main opposition delegation in Geneva, where talks are being held on finding a political solution to Syria's six-year war.

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats meeting in Atlanta vote today on a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. The outcome between former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is uncertain.

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tax credits, bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and a tax on high-end employer health plans are among the provisions in a draft Republican bill to replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. It shows Republicans have begun translating their ideas into legislative language, but the draft is preliminary.

HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston say an 8-year-old girl was fatally shot after the vehicle she was riding in was involved in a car crash. Investigators say the girl and her mother were in a Honda Accord that was hit by one of two cars that were speeding down a Houston street early today. Police say the drivers of the speeding cars got out and began firing. The girl was hit by gunfire and died at a hospital. Police are looking for the drivers.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case of a North Carolina man who beat a traffic ticket and posted about his victory on Facebook, a place he was forbidden to be. The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday on whether a state law violates Lester Packingham Jr.'s constitutional rights to free speech by banning convicted sex offenders like him from social media sites. Packingham's conviction for violating the social-media ban was upheld by North Carolina's highest court.

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