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Republicans postpone vote on their health-care bill until after July 4

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:34:46 EDT

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U.S. Senate leaders postponed debate on their health-care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensifies. The defections increased after Congress's nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than former president Barack Obama's law.




Ransomware infects computers around the world in latest major attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50:50 EDT

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A new outbreak of ransomware is causing disruption across the world, paralyzing hospitals, government offices and major corporations. Ukraine and other parts of Europe were hit particularly hard by the latest cyberattack, which follows a similar outbreak in May.




Embattled Venezuelan president says helicopter fired on country's Supreme Court

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:34:22 EDT

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired on the country's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government.




Pentagon alleges evidence of chemical weapons in Syria, warns against an attack

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:14:33 EDT

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The Pentagon says the U.S. has seen chemical weapons activity at the Syrian air base that was used for a sarin gas attack in April.




Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens killed in U.S.-led airstrike on ISIS prison

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:02:09 EDT

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens of people were killed in an airstrike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition on an ISIS prison in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadeen.




Colombian government, FARC rebels mark disarmament with ceremony

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:36:32 EDT

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President Juan Manuel Santos travelled Tuesday to Mesetas, Colombia, to join Rodrigo Londono, top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, for a ceremony marking the conclusion of the disarmament process by 7,000 rebels nationwide.




New York City subway train derails, dozens injured

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:35:12 EDT

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A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.




The Queen is getting a raise

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:38:44 EDT

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Queen Elizabeth is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year.




'World's largest sleep study' seeks online volunteers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:42:59 EDT

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Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done.




Now-published report details extent of World Cup bid corruption

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:17:56 EDT

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The report into suspected corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been a mystery ever since American investigator Michael Garcia delivered it more than 2½ years ago. A leaked copy of the 430-page document kept confidential by FIFA and Switzerland's attorney general has now surfaced.




Appeals Court upholds ruling that Dutch peacekeepers partly liable in Srebrenica

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:11:45 EDT

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A Dutch Appeals Court confirms the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslim men who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops.




CNN retraction, resignations prompt fresh swipe from Trump

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:50:21 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday.




EU fines Google billions for breaching antitrust rules

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:06:28 EDT

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The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro, roughly $3.6 billion Cdn, fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.




British PM calls for 'major national investigation' into cladding after deadly blaze

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:17:52 EDT

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a five-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.




22 million more Americans would become uninsured under Senate health-care bill, CBO estimates

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:57:39 EDT

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The Senate health-care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared with the current law, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.




Brazil's attorney general formally accuses President Michel Temer of corruption

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:16:02 EDT

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Brazil's attorney general has formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption.




Utah wildfire grows as firefighters face hot, dry conditions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:26:31 EDT

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The largest wildfire in the U.S. has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.




Trump's Supreme Court legacy might be closer than you think: Keith Boag

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Washington is aswirl with speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is about to step down after nearly 30 years on the bench. Saying goodbye to the top court's only true moderate would see the court swing to the right, giving President Donald Trump a chance to secure his conservative legacy.




Palestinians in Gaza worry they could suffer in simmering Gulf dispute

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Tiny, oil-rich Qatar is the largest international donor to the people of the Gaza Strip. But an ongoing diplomatic dispute between the Gulf nation and Saudi Arabia and other Arab states has put many Palestinians in the coastal enclave on edge.




Arkansas inmate caught more than 30 years after escape

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:55:32 EDT

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The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after his escape and that he was visiting her when he was arrested.