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Senate Republican healthcare bill would cause 22 million to lose insurance 7:48pm EDT

WASHINGTON Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, likely making it more difficult for the already-fraught legislation to win support for speedy passage.

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Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

Election 2016 8:40pm EDT
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Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court's criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

Election 2016 6:25pm EDT
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House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

Election 2016 8:07pm EDT
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Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill: Brady

WASHINGTON Nearly $1 trillion of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said on Monday.

Election 2016 6:45pm EDT

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