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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is saying that his meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer is the extent of his formal contact with Russia officials and associates. Trump Jr. said Tuesday night in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel that "he has probably met with other people from Russia" but insisted that he did not attempt to coordinate to impact the election or try to damage Hillary Clinton.

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has long been his father's id, the brawler who has helped fuel the president's pugilistic instincts and been one of his fiercest defenders. Now the president's eldest son is at the center of the firestorm swirling around his father's administration and trying to fight off charges that he was open to colluding with Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Republican says a revised version of the party's health care bill will likely retain two tax increases President Barack Obama levied on wealthier Americans to help pay for his expansion of coverage. No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn says "where we are right now" is the bill would keep Obama's 3.8 percent tax boost on investment income for couples earning over $250,000 annually. It would also retain a payroll tax increase of 0.9 percent on the same earners.

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is warning people to not remove debris from the area where a Marine Corps plane crashed. Bryant, in statements Tuesday on Twitter, said law enforcement authorities have received reports that items are being taken from the crash site. Debris from the KC-130 that crashed Monday is scattered for miles. The governor warns that anyone taking something could be prosecuted.

QALQILIYA, West Bank (AP) — As the densest Palestinian city in the West Bank, Qalqiliya has been eagerly awaiting much needed relief from an Israeli-approved plan that would turn over a small chunk of Israeli-controlled territory and double its size. But under pressure from Jewish settlers who warn of a security risk and seek expansion of their own towns, the government is now backtracking on its pledge.

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