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Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, is seen on stage of the W20 conference on Tuesday in Berlin. She elicited groans and hisses from some members of the audience after she defended her father's attitude and record on women, calling him a "tremendous champion" of families.[Sean Gallup | Getty Images]

Ivanka Trump is jeered in Berlin after defending her father (w/video)

Ivanka Trump elicited groans and hisses Tuesday from some members of the audience at a conference in Germany after she defended her father's attitude and record on women, calling him a "tremendous champion" of families. An entrepreneur and an adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump, 35, was in Berlin to represent th …


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  1. Freedom Caucus endorses latest Republican plan to revise Obamacare


    WASHINGTON — An influential group of House conservatives threw its support behind Republicans' latest plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as some members balked at a provision that would allow members of Congress to keep health benefits that other Americans might lose.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,  would not commit to scheduling a vote on the measure. "We'll vote on it when we get the votes," he said. [Associated Press]
  2. Ann Coulter says she will pull out of speech at Berkeley


    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance.

    Ann Coulter was confronted with the dangerous prospect of setting foot unguarded on a campus that erupted in violence in February after another conservative speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos, planned to appear. The school canceled his event. [Associated Press]
  3. Trump: National monument act has become a 'massive federal land grab'


    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration.

    President Donald Trump accused the previous administration of using the The Antiquities Act of 1906 to "unilaterally put millions of acres of land and water under strict federal control." [Associated Press]
  4. Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, has died at 73


    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock 'n' roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73.

    Jonathan Demme appears at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 24, 2006.  Demme died, Wednesday from complications from esophageal cancer in New York. He was 73. [Associated Press]
  5. Analysis: Here are 4 reasons Obama's $400,000 Wall Street speech is a bad idea


    Former president Barack Obama reemerged this week for his first formal public event since leaving office, but all people can talk about is a future event — specifically, one for which he will be paid his old annual salary for one speech.

    Former President Barack Obama speaks about civic engagement on Monday at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. [Zbigniew Bzdak | Chicago Tribune via TNS]