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Trump meets govs ... IS plan expected ... Congress returns

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 2:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump meets today with the nation's governors who have been gathered in Washington to discuss their priorities. Last night, Trump toasted them at a black-tie ball at the White House. He says "Perhaps health care will come up" at today's meeting.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials are to deliver the latest blueprint to President Donald Trump today on how to obliterate the Islamic State group and other militants. Details are scarce, but the new strategy could deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops. There could be increased emphasis on nonmilitary elements of the campaign such as efforts to squeeze IS finances, limit the group's recruiting and counter IS propaganda.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is getting back to work this week including tomorrow's big speech to a joint session by President Donald Trump. Lawmakers find themselves face to face with some dramatic decisions that may help determine the course of Trump's presidency. Key issues include health care and a Supreme Court nominee.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government data obtained by The Associated Press find few instances of serious discipline of doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals despite thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010. There were more than 11,000 reported incidents of drug loss or theft at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA. But employees were disciplined in only 3 percent of cases.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's Oscar ceremony is going to be remembered for a major 'oops!' at the end. The producers of "La La Land" were nearly done with their acceptance speeches for Best Picture when producer Jordan Horowitz returned to the microphone and said "Moonlight won Best Picture" and insisting that "this is not a joke." The presenters had gotten the wrong envelope. The accounting firm that is responsible for the integrity of Oscar voting vows a full investigation.

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