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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote


WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse. | Video

Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order

WASHINGTON Without close family in the United States, Elly and her husband had few options for getting permission to immigrate to America from Iran. So when they won a U.S. government lottery last September for a so-called "diversity visa" allowing them to resettle in the United States, the couple was thrilled.

Jun 27 2017

Supreme Court's recent unity faces looming test

WASHINGTON As the U.S. Supreme Court navigated a difficult period in which it was short one member for more than a year, justices from across the ideological spectrum often managed to find common ground. That sense of unity promises to be soon put to the test.

Politics, Election 2016, Jun 27 2017

Judge reopens case of Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport

DENVER A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to review the constitutionality of a U.S. State Department policy of refusing to grant passports to people who identify as neither male nor female.

Jun 27 2017

Chicago officers charged in alleged cover-up of black teen shooting

CHICAGO Three current and former Chicago police officers were indicted on Tuesday on felony charges for conspiring to cover up the shooting death of a black teenager by a white officer, prosecutors said.

Jun 27 2017

U.S. prosecutors seek to halt pretrial release of Uzbek terror suspect

DENVER Federal prosecutors appealed against a U.S. judge's order on Tuesday allowing the release of a Colorado man held for more than five years while awaiting trial on charges of providing support to a suspected Islamist group in his native Uzbekistan.

Jun 27 2017

Utah wildfire levels 13 homes, forces evacuation of 1,500 people

A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefighters struggled to corral the flames.

Environment, 12:31am EDT

Madoff settlements reach $12 billion with new accords

NEW YORK The trustee recouping money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Tuesday announced nearly $371 million of new settlements with two groups of offshore funds that invested with the imprisoned Ponzi schemer, boosting the total recovery to about $12 billion.

Jun 27 2017

Cosby says he has no plans for 'sexual assault tour'

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Bill Cosby said on Tuesday he has no plans to hold town hall events to discuss sexual assault, days after his spokesman suggested the comedian planned a series of public talks to educate men about how to avoid false accusations.

Entertainment, People Jun 27 2017

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli's notoriety slows New York jury selection

NEW YORK Jury selection in the New York trial of former drug company executive Martin Shkreli will enter its third day Wednesday, after some potential jurors said they could not be fair to a man who gained notoriety by raising the price of a life-saving drug more than 5,000 percent.

Jun 27 2017

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