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Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources Oct 19 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

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CIA's Pompeo asserts Russian meddling did not sway U.S. election result

WASHINGTON CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday said, apparently inaccurately, that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian interference did not affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Election 2016, Russia Oct 19 2017
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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

U.S., Health, Election 2016 Oct 19 2017
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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, defends immigration and trade

Former President George W. Bush decried "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. | Video

Election 2016 Oct 19 2017
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Democrats fail to block Arctic reserve oil drilling

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.