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Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager gestures as he testifies in his murder trial at the Charleston County court in CharlestonJurors in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager adjourn for the weekend after struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.


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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke Dec. 2, with the president of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader and will be sure to anger China. Washington has pursued a so-called “one China” policy since 1979 when it shifted diplomatic recognition of China from the government in Taiwan to the communist government on the mainland. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)This is the first time a U.S. president has spoken directly with Taiwan’s leadership in more than 30 years.


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Chairman: GOP will change Medicare to save it. (AP)Kevin Brady, head of the Ways and Means Committee, says Republicans will move cautiously, starting with "small" steps.


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