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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Inside the Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say

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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

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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

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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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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

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U.S. Says China Should Put More Pressure on North Korea

The U.S. said China should exert greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese officials to discuss security issues

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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

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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

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Flint Airport Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism

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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

Bill Cosby Trial Continues After Defense Rests

Two Jurors Blocked a Guilty Verdict in Bill Cosby Trial

After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News. Members initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault