Republican lawmakers struggled to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation after President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations. Meanwhile, the House Rules Committee paved the way for a vote later this afternoon.
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Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but other obstacles loom
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists who had sought for years to block it.
Mubarak, Egypt's toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said.
Syria's Ja'afari says U.S. action on Raqqa would be illegitimate
Any 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.
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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U.S.-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria on Friday reached one side of the Tabqa dam, one of the top prizes in their campaign to drive the jihadist group from Raqqa city, local campaign officials said.
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Friday cleared the way for a contentious debate on legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more limited federal healthcare insurance program.