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Health Care Bill Expected

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday. The plan represents an attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives

President Trump Holds 'Make America Great Again' Rally In Iowa

Trump Says He Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' in Cabinet

"I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions, I just don't want a poor person. Does that make sense? If you insist, I'll do it — but I like it better this way, right?" Trump said during a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


29 Dead in Suicide Bombing Outside Bank in Afghanistan

The governor of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province has raised the death toll in the suicide car bombing outside a bank there to 29, saying most of those killed in the explosion were civilians. The attack also wounded 60 people

Balenciaga Just Released a $1,100 Shopping Bag

After Balenciaga launched a $2,145 version of an Ikea shopping bag, the high-end designer label has done it again with a shopping bag-like tote that retails for $1,100. The difference between the paper bag and the accessory might be the materials

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No 'Wider Plot' Suspected in Flint Airport Stabbing

A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism. "At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker"

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Prince Philip Discharged From London Hospital

Prince Philip was discharged Thursday from a London hospital after he was treated for an infection. Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital as a precautionary measure after he fell ill with an infection

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The World's Population May Near 10 Billion By 2050

The U.N. forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 9.8 billion in 2050. India and Nigeria are both growing fast, and the populations of 26 African countries are expected to at least double

APTOPIX Tropical Weather

Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore in southwestern Louisiana. Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida


Church of England Head Says It Helped Hide Sexual Abuse

The head of the Church of England has said that the institution "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, made the statement Thursday


ISIS Destroys One of Iraq's Most Iconic Mosques

ISIS has destroyed the al-Nuri mosque and its iconic 800-year-old minaret, in what is seen as an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for Mosul. The site is where where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate


Trump Riffed on Democrats at His Rally in Iowa

President Trump riffed on Democrats at his rally in Iowa, saying the party has been "unbelievably nasty" while at the same time saying he hasn't made bipartisanship easy. He also said that unity on Capitol Hill would be good for the country