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Senate GOP Leadership Addresses The Press After Lunch With President Trump At The White House

Last-Ditch Effort on Health Care

After a face-to-face lecture from Donald Trump, GOP senators staged a nearly three-hour bargaining session Wednesday night to resolve disputes over repealing and replacing Barack Obama's health care law. No one offered specific examples of any progress

Revised Health Care Bill Released By GOP Senators On Capitol Hill

John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office said. Medical officials found a brain tumor known as glioblastoma while the longtime Republican politician was having a blood clot removed from his left eye

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Boy Trips Over Rock and Finds Million-Year-Old Fossil

A 10-year-old boy has discovered a million-year-old fossil by tripping over it while hiking in New Mexico with his family. Jude Sparks was exploring the region's Organ Mountains with his parents and two brothers, playing with walkie talkies, when he fell over something

Political And Business Visitors At Trump Tower During President-Elect's Transition To The White House

Trump Jr. and Manafort to Testify Before Senate

Donald Trump Jr. and his father's former campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify next week in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding Russia's alleged influence on the 2016 presidential election, the committee announced

O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial In Las Vegas Court - Day 1

O.J. Simpson Could Be Granted Parole Today

O.J. Simpson will find out at a parole hearing Thursday whether he will be freed soon. Simpson, now 70, has served eight years for armed robbery, kidnapping, and other charges for his role in a 2007 attempt to steal sports memorabilia

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The 5 Big Issues With Trump's Putin Meetings

There were two meetings between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during which we know little about what was discussed. But what little we do know is troubling enough, says international affairs expert Ian Bremmer

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Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Faces Crucial Showdown

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since the 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez

Senate Votes On Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To Become Associate Justice Of Supreme Court

Repeal Would Leave 32 Million More Uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law would mean an additional 32 million uninsured people by 2026.

Justine Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, from Sydney, in a 2015 photo released by Stephen Govel Photography in New York on July 17, 2017.

Cop Who Fatally Shot Woman Was Startled by Sound

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon