WASHINGTON -Republicans have finally succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation, a centerpiece of their 2016 election campaign, to a debate on the Senate floor. After failing to win enough votes last night to repeal and replace, now the hard part begins.
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White House targets leakers, may restructure communications: Scaramucci
President Donald Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday he would probably restructure the communications operation at the White House and would fire staff if leaks did not cease.
Fed expected to leave rates unchanged; balance sheet in focus
The Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and possibly hint that it will start winding down its massive holdings of bonds as soon as September in what would be a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.
Russia says its Baltic Sea war games with Chinese Navy not a threat
Russia said late on Tuesday that war games it is conducting with the Chinese Navy in the Baltic Sea, which has become a zone of heightened tensions between Moscow and the West, do not pose a threat to anyone.
Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state
In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because their schools have been ruined by war.
Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms
The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.
Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions
Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.
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