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Republicans scramble for health bill votes after Trump ultimatum


WASHINGTON U.S. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation confronted a stark choice after President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum: pass the bill on Friday or keep Obamacare in place. | Video

Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada

The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Canadian company said on Friday, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should approve it.

Chicago police officer charged with 16 new counts in shooting case: media

A white Chicago police officer accused of murder in the shooting death of a black teenager was charged on Thursday with 16 new counts of aggravated battery, in a case that sparked national debate over police use of force against minorities.

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State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department plans to 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.

Environment Mar 23 2017

Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind

Fast food startup Eatsa is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind.

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Obamacare supporters rally against congressional repeal efforts

WASHINGTON Supporters of Obamacare staged rallies across the country on Thursday denouncing efforts by President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders to repeal the landmark law that has extended medical insurance coverage to some 20 million Americans.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 23 2017

March U.S. auto sales seen up nearly 1.9 percent: JD Power and LMC

DETROIT U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 percent from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

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Police detective, three others victims identified in Wisconsin shooting

Authorities on Thursday identified four victims, including a veteran police officer, who were killed during a shooting spree in central Wisconsin sparked by a domestic violence incident.

Mar 23 2017

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.

Mar 23 2017

Utah enacts lowest U.S. drunken-driving limit

Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Thursday signed a law setting the blood alcohol limit for drunken driving at 0.05, the lowest threshold in the United States, over strong objections from the restaurant and beverage industry.

Mar 23 2017

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