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23 Million More Uninsured

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare would result in 23 million fewer people having health insurance by the year 2026, according to a long-awaited and nonpartisan forecast, a result that would send shockwaves through the healthcare system

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Manchester Attack Suspect's Father, 2 Brothers Arrested

The alleged Manchester attacker's father and two brothers have been arrested following the explosion that killed 22, authorities said. One brother was detained in Manchester, while another brother and the father were detained in Tripoli


12 Jurors Selected for Bill Cosby Trial

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members. Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black


Science Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

Flamingos are known for their one-legged perch, but researchers think they've finally figured out how and why they do it. The balancing act requires less muscular effort and allows the birds to sway less

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Health Experts Slam Trump's Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House's proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs

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House Intelligence Committee Will Subpoena Flynn

The committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The prospect of new subpoenas came one day after the committee's Senate counterpart served its own subpoenas to Flynn's businesses

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Middlebury Sanctions Students for Murray Protests

Middlebury College has disciplined 67 students for their involvement in protests that shut down a lecture by conservative writer Charles Murray in March, the college said, as local police opted against bringing criminal charges

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Vermont Governor Says He Will Veto Marijuana Bill

Scott said that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the legislature on a compromise. He is sending the bill back with suggestions for another path forward


Taiwan Sets Asian First in Marriage Equality Ruling

Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize gay unions. A court ruled that the current civil code that does not permit same-sex marriages violates the constitution

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Clinton Slams Trump Budget's 'Unimaginable Cruelty'

Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump's budget blueprint for "an unimaginable level of cruelty." Trump's 2016 opponent faulted the Administration for "an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women and seniors"

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Pope Francis Nudges Trump on Climate Change

Pope Francis gave President Donald Trump a copy of his landmark 2015 encyclical on climate change when the two leaders met at the Vatican, and a Vatican official also encouraged the U.S. to remain in the Paris Agreement


ISIS-Linked Militants Behead Police Chief in Philippines

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through the southern Philippine city of Marawi, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS. Martial law had been declared Tuesday