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Pence to join Senate Republican leaders in healthcare push


WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate pushed on Tuesday to gather enough support to pass a healthcare bill, but got little help from a report saying the measure would cause 22 million Americans to lose medical insurance over the next decade.

Yale University sues Connecticut over gender-neutral bathrooms

BOSTON Yale University has sued the state of Connecticut over rules it says limit the number of gender-neutral bathrooms it can designate on campus, the latest skirmish in the broader U.S. fight about gender identity.

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New York City subway train derails, 34 injured

NEW YORK A New York City subway train derailed in upper Manhattan on Tuesday, and 34 people suffered minor injuries, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

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Family sues over fatal police shooting of Louisiana black man

BATON ROUGE, La. The family of a black man killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year filed a wrongful death suit against the city and police on Tuesday, alleging a history of excessive force incidents and racism toward African-Americans.

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Alabama base on lockdown after possible active shooter report

A military base in northern Alabama was on lockdown on Tuesday following reports of a possible active shooter at the facility, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, base officials said.

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'Bring on more renewables,' U.S. regulator says as grid study looms

WASHINGTON Wind and solar power does not make the U.S. electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration readies a study that will examine whether renewable energy has had a harmful effect.

U.S. top court tosses ruling against religious school subsidies

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court's ruling prohibiting the use of public funds to pay for children to attend private religious schools, a day after it issued a major ruling narrowing the separation of church and state.

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California to list herbicide as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday. | Video

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Delaware top court rules for Chicago Bridge in Westinghouse dispute

WILMINGTON, Del The Delaware Supreme Court ruled in favor of Chicago Bridge & Iron Co on Tuesday in a $2 billion dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co that stems from cost overruns at a pair of unfinished U.S. nuclear power plants.

U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqis nationwide

DETROIT A federal judge halted late on Monday the deportation of all Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps across the United States this month until at least July 10, expanding a stay he imposed last week.

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