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Analysis: Vote yes, hope no for Senate GOP on health care

Vote yes, hope no. Senate Republicans want to back a still-being-written bill to erase some of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law, but they don't want the House to quickly approve it, send it to President...

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends Trump using letter from nine-year-old boy

Dylan Harbin has the nickname “Pickle” and he thinks the President simply rocks. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander told the press corps she as going to share a letter he had written to the President, just one of the many letters, she said, from the “forgotten men, women, and children”, Mr Trump is fighting for. Show More Summary

Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Another inmate was stabbed in a prison yard at Alabama's Elmore Correctional Facility, the third prisoner slain this year at the overcrowded and understaffed lockup, officials said Wednesday.

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Troubles in native Venezuela weigh on Cardinals' OF Martinez

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For about three hours a day, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez gets a break. He's allowed to smile and enjoy the game he loves.

Here's the Canadian military's response to Trump's trans military ban

As we've learned from the president, tweeting is mostly bad, and you should never do it. But some tweets — some rare, glistening tweets — are pretty good. One example is this tweet from the Canadian Armed Forces, sent out Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Trump's ban on transgender people in the U.S. Show More Summary

Scaramucci calls in to CNN and compares relationship with Priebus to Cain and Abel

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called in to CNN’s “New Day” to explain a cryptic tweet that suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for leaking Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form. Show More Summary

Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral

An Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. Show More Summary

British American Tobacco wins Brexit sales boost

British American Tobacco, fresh from its takeover of US peer Reynolds, reported on Thursday sliding first-half net profits, but sales jumped on the back of the Brexit-hit pound. Profit after tax slid 15 percent to £2.3 billion ($3.0Show More Summary

Reports: Japan defense chief to quit over document cover-up

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, media reports said Thursday.

Senate mulls bare-bones healthcare bill; marathon of voting expected

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans embarked on Thursday on another push to unravel Obamacare, working on a stripped-down bill after failing to pass broader legislation and complete a seven-year campaign to gut a law that extended health coverage to millions. Show More Summary

Republicans push forward on Obamacare repeal despite being unable to agree on replacement

Republicans are scrambling to garner support for a plan that will dismantle Obamacare – further evidence that Donald Trump's boast saying that scrapping his predecessor's healthcare law would be easy has fallen flat. After the Senate...Show More Summary

Trump administration says Civil Rights Act should not stop LGBT discrimination by US employers

Donald Trump’s administration has said the US Civil Rights Act should not be used to stop employers discriminating against LGBT people. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a 23-page brief claiming that Title VII of the 1964 act, which bans discrimination on the grounds of sex, should not be interpreted as applying to sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.

Revealed: The disturbing reality of living in Trump's America as a Muslim

More than two-thirds of Muslim-Americans are concerned about their place in society following the election on Donald Trump, a new poll has found. Around 62 per cent said they believed other Americans did not see Islam as part of mainstream society. Show More Summary

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