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Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. Learn More


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Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. More »


Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. More »


U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees. More »


NHC says Hurricane Maria weakens slightly

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm, has weakened slightly as it moves northward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. More »


Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. More »


Why consumers pay the price for hurricane fuel shortages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. More »


U.S. appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday issued a mixed decision on a Texas law to punish "sanctuary cities," allowing a section requiring localities to abide by federal requests for checks on detainees' immigration status to take effect, but blocking other parts. More »


Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria. More »


U.S. Navy Pacific commander misses promotion, retiring after collisions

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he plans to retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wake of two deadly collisions involving U.S. warships. More »


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