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Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included. T...

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson...

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Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancerLOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year suggested Friday that he resign because he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.


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Linkin Park U.S. tour canceled after suicide of Chester Bennington

Rock band Linkin Park on Friday canceled its North American tour after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has bee...

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Kentucky to Pay Attorney Fees for Defiant County Clerk

Kentucky to Pay Attorney Fees for Defiant County ClerkA federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for an elected county clerk who caused a national uproar by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2016.


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US special ops chief confirms CIA ending support for Syria rebels

The head of the US military's special operations confirmed Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. General Tony Thomas denied that the four-year-old ...

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Republicans close to blocking Trump from easing Russia sanctions

Republicans close to blocking Trump from easing Russia sanctionsIn a rare show of defiance, Republicans in Congress are coming close to preventing Donald Trump from being able to roll back sanctions against Russia. The White House has sought to change a bill that would toughen sanctions on Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. Despite telling reporters that the White House supports new sanctions on Russia, Marc Short, its legislative director, declared that the bill would set “an unusual precedent of delegating foreign policy to 535 members of Congress.


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