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Senate Lawmakers Speak To The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons

GOP Doesn't Know What Obamacare Repeal Bill Will Do

Senate Republicans have just days to pass a bill that would repeal major chunks of the Affordable Care Act, scale back federal spending on health care and dramatically change health insurance in the U.S. But they don't know exactly how it will work

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Uber Might Be About to Disappear from London

London's transportation authority said the app "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence" and had demonstrated "a lack of corporate responsibility." Uber said it would appeal the ruling

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Search for Mexico Quake Survivors Enters Fourth Day

Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake

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Trump: Russian Facebook Ads Are Just Part of the 'Hoax'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to dismiss reports that Russia had bought ads on Facebook during the 2016 election as simply another part of the "Russia hoax." Facebook has said it will give the ads to congressional investigators

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U.S. May Limit Myanmar Ties Over Rohingya Crisis

The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME

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Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Case of CTE

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The disease is caused by repeated head trauma

Hurricane Maria Bears Down On Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Could Be Without Electricity for Months

The whole of Puerto Pico has been in total blackout since Hurricane Maria struck. A combination of crumbling infrastructure, financial woes and damage caused by an earlier hurricane, Irma, makes restoring power a daunting prospect

Dolores Sebastan with her daughter Sebastiana Guadalupe Manuel, Fallbrook, CA, July 24th 2017 (CREDIT: John Francis Peters for TIME Magazine)

Genetic Testing Is Providing New Hope for Babies

From any infant younger than 4 months who has a sickness that can't be explained, a team takes a vial of blood for a genetic test. They sequence the entire genome of the baby, looking for clues to explain the undiagnosed symptoms

The Inventor of Android on the Future of Smartphones

Andy Rubin, who sold his startup Android in 2005, spoke with TIME about his intentions for Ambient OS, how he sees artificial intelligence changing the way we use our phones, his response to criticism of the Essential Phone and more