A dramatic vote on healthcare loomed Thursday as GOP lawmakers struggled to overcome differences after President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to his party that they pass the bill or keep Obamacare.
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Syria's Ja'afari says U.S. action on Raqqa would be illegitimate
A U.S.- or Turkish-backed attack on Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa would be illegitimate unless coordinated with President Bashar al-Assad's government, the Syrian chief negotiator at peace talks in Geneva said on Friday.
Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France's presidential election.
Mnuchin says U.S. growth prospects not fully reflected in markets
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he believes financial markets could improve "significantly" once they fully reflect the potential for U.S. economic growth from President Donald Trump's economic policies.
Amtrak train derails at N.Y. Penn Station, minor injuries reported
An Amtrak Acela train sideswiped a New Jersey Transit train and derailed at New York City's Penn Station during Friday morning's rush hour, leaving several people with minor injuries, according to rail officials.
Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey: DHA
Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.
American University of Beirut settles U.S. lawsuit for $700,000
American University of Beirut, a recipient of U.S. government aid, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over accusations that it assisted three organizations linked to the militant group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said.
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The New York Federal Reserve said on Friday it raised its forecast on U.S. gross domestic product in the first quarter to near 3 percent following stronger-than-expected data on new home sales and durable goods orders in February.