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Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain 10:47pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.

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Trump warns 'emboldened' Iran to comply with nuclear deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio U.S. President Donald Trump issued a veiled threat against Iran on Tuesday, warning Tehran to adhere to the terms of a nuclear deal with world powers or else face "big, big problems."

Election 2016, World 9:20pm EDT

In hero's return, McCain blasts Congress, tells senators to stand up to Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, was given a hero’s welcome on his return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but quickly seized the opportunity to blister his party and his president for partisan politics. | Video

Election 2016 10:03pm EDT

Trump slams Sessions as not tough enough, assails intel leaks

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump criticized his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, as not being tough enough on Tuesday, adding to speculation his longtime supporter might be on the way out, and accused American intelligence agencies of high-level leaks.

Election 2016 3:53pm EDT

Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

AUSTIN, Texas The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

Election 2016, U.S. 9:49pm EDT