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U.S. Leaks Enrage the U.K.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will confront President Donald Trump over U.S. leaks to the media on the Manchester Arena bombing. But British lawmakers tell TIME the alliance has to remain strong as the fight against extremism continues


Health Care Bill Would Lead to 23 Million Fewer Insured

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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Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a reporter alleged Gianforte "body slammed" him, breaking his glasses in the process, after he was asked a question about health care

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ISIS-Linked Militants Besiege Philippine City

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to ISIS torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS

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Jeff Sessions Didn't Disclose Russia Meetings

The Attorney General did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries on a security clearance form he submitted as a senator last year, the Justice Department said. It comes two months after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe

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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


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


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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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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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

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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