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GOP Senators Hold Meeting To Discuss Draft Of Healthcare Bill
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Health Bill in Trouble

The GOP health care bill is shaping up to be a tough pill to swallow for many lawmakers, including a handful of Republicans who might doom the attempt. The GOP can spare just two defections—and there are already four who publicly say they are no votes


Trump Admits He Doesn't Have Tapes of Comey

President Donald Trump conceded that he does not actually have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, weeks after his implication that he might have such recordings set up a high-stakes showdown with Comey and with Congress

Protests Erupt After Minnesota Officer Acquitted In Killing Of Philando Castile

Video Shows a Daughter's Plea After Castile Shooting

New police footage reveals more of the immediate aftermath of the fatal 2016 police shooting of Philando Castile in a Minnesota suburb, depicting the heartwrenching moment shared in the back of a police car between Castile's girlfriend and her daughter


Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears No Longer Threatened

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted. But the move will allow some hunting outside the park's boundaries

Immigration Arrests

Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Christians

A judge has temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq. Most of them are Chaldean Christians, but some are Shiite Muslims and converts to Christianity

Gunman Pizza Shop

'Pizzagate' Shooter Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison

Officer Injured-Airport

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"

Weekend Shoppers As Japan Growth Trails Forecasts

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


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

Royal Ascot 2017 - Day 1

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


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