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Trump dealt blow on healthcare plan as House puts off vote

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump failed on Thursday to convince enough skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare, forcing the House of Representatives to delay a vote on the healthcare legislation. | Video

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U.S. senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON Iran would face tighter U.S. sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

U.S. State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit Friday: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.

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Exclusive: Saudi exports to U.S. to fall by 300,000 barrels per day in March - official

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crude exports to the United States in March will fall by around 300,000 barrels per day from February, in line with OPEC's agreement to reduce supply, a Saudi energy ministry official said on Thursday.

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U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for Jewish center bomb threats

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. | Video

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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. | Video

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Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring

Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home. | Video

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Man held after car speeds into Antwerp shopping street

ANTWERP, Belgium A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianized street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant rammed a vehicle into crowds in central London, police said.