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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. | Video

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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.

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For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

WASHINGTON In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.

Politics, Election 2016 Mar 24 2017

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

AUSTIN, Texas The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Mar 24 2017

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom

WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom. | Video

Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat

BIRMINGHAM, England Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. | Video

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Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

NEW YORK Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence.

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EU leaders seek unity in Rome, despite Brexit and protests

ROME Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.