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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 4:00pm EDT

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, 6:05pm EDT

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX Two National Football League teams on Monday 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 pre-game "moment of unity" instead. | Video

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.

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Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid

SAN JUAN Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.

Environment, World 6:09pm EDT

U.S. Navy Pacific commander misses promotion, to retire after deadly collisions

TOKYO U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he will retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wake of two deadly collisions involving U.S. warships.

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Senate conservatives propose tough restrictions on 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON Conservative Republicans in Congress on Monday unveiled their ideas for what should happen to so-called 'Dreamer' immigrants when an Obama-era program expires in March, touting tougher restrictions than those proposed by Democrats.

Politics, Election 2016, 5:26pm EDT

U.S. Senate tips labor board to Republican majority

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed William Emanuel, a veteran management-side labor lawyer, to the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a Republican majority widely expected to roll back recent decisions that business groups have said favored unions.

Politics, Election 2016 6:42pm EDT

Independent counsel to review evidence in St. Louis police shooting lawsuit

An independent counsel will investigate claims that evidence was withheld in connection with a 2012 civil suit over the fatal shooting of a black man by a St. Louis police officer, Missouri's attorney general said on Monday

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