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GOP Health Bill All but Dead; McCain Again Deals the Blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican ...

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Uber to Lose Its License to Operate in London

Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing ...

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Public Shaming Likely but GOP Wary of New Laws After Equifax

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated ...

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Kim Fires Off Insults at Trump and Hints at Weapons Test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new ...

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Trump Hits GOP Foes of Health Bill, Sen. Paul Calls It Fake

President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP's last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired ...

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May Tries to Reboot Brexit, Offers 2-Year Transition Period

Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc's coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said ...

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Trump Piles Economic Action Onto His North Korea Military Threats

President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances.

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Facebook to Release Russia Ads to Congress Amid Pressure

Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light ...

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Sanders: Diplomacy, Human Rights Must Drive US World Affairs

Bernie Sanders is criticizing President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations.

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Mississippi Economic Performance 'Lackluster,' Expert Says

An expert is telling state budget writers that Mississippi has had "lackluster" economic performance since the Great Recession.

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South Carolina: Call for a Monument to Black Civil War Hero

A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, ...

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Memo: Consider Civil Rights Home for National Monument

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald ...

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Second Escaped Mississippi Inmate Back in Custody

A second inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison in back in custody.

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Emails Point to Manafort Offer to Brief Russian in Campaign

In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government ...

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Trump to Look at Even Stricter Cap on Refugees

President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say.