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Republican disarray deepens as Trump attacks rebel conservatives

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican conservatives who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, escalating a feud within his party that jeopardizes the new administration's legislative agenda. | Video

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Ex-Trump adviser Flynn seeks immunity for testimony in Russia probe: WSJ

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has told the FBI and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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Pentagon responds to criticism over civilian deaths in Mosul blast

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Thursday said it would soon release a video showing Islamic State militants herding civilians into a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul and then firing from it, the U.S. military's latest response to an outcry over a separate explosion thought to have killed scores of civilians.

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EU to lay out Brexit response, set negotiating priorities

BRUSSELS/VALLETTA The European Union will tell Britain on Friday how it aims to negotiate its "orderly withdrawal" from the bloc, limit uncertainties for businesses and pave the way for a close future partnership.

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Russian 'propaganda on steroids' aimed at 2016 U.S. election: lawmaker

WASHINGTON Russia mounted a campaign of "propaganda on steroids" seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday, listing several areas of concern about possible links to Republican Donald Trump's campaign. | Video

U.N. experts see 'alarming' U.S. trend against free speech, protest

GENEVA Nineteen U.S. states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president, an "alarming and undemocratic" trend, U.N. human rights investigators said on Thursday.

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SpaceX launches first recycled rocket in test of cost-cutting model

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A recycled SpaceX rocket booster recovered at sea from its first flight nearly a year ago blasted off again on Thursday from Florida on a satellite-delivery mission, then returned to land successfully on a floating platform at sea.


Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

JERUSALEM Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.