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Timing of Obamacare vote uncertain as Trump struggles to win support

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump struggled on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities. | Video

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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.

U.S., Environment 3:04pm EDT

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

U.S., Health 8:46am EDT

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

World, U.S., Israel 3:41pm EDT

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

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general

WASHINGTON The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan.

World, Afghanistan, Russia 1:57pm EDT
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Texas A&M, Rick Perry clash on election of gay student body president

AUSTIN, Texas Texas A&M University said on Thursday it respectfully disagreed with comments U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry made a day earlier when he criticized an election at his alma matter that led to the school's first openly gay student body president.

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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.