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Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump


WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. | Video

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

TORONTO Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday.

WikiLeaks, Twitter, World Sep 25 2017

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Sep 25 2017

U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers

The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:25am EDT

NHC says Hurricane Maria weakens slightly

Hurricane Maria, a Category 1 storm, has weakened slightly as it moves northward, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

Environment, 5:15am EDT

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. | Video

Why consumers pay the price for hurricane fuel shortages

NEW YORK Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail.

Natural Disasters 3:29am EDT

Georgia scheduled to execute man for murdering sister-in-law

ATLANTA Georgia is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man for the 1990 shotgun murder of his sister-in-law, as lawyers for the inmate argue the lethal injection should be halted because his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.

6:05am EDT

Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress

WASHINGTON A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars said on Tuesday that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince the U.S. Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry.

Politics, Election 2016, Tech, 6:04am EDT

U.S. appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. appeals court on Monday issued a mixed decision on a Texas law to punish "sanctuary cities," allowing a section requiring localities to abide by federal requests for checks on detainees' immigration status to take effect, but blocking other parts.

Sep 25 2017

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