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In shakeup, Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.

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British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, a British counter-terrorism source told Reuters after police said leaks to U.S. media risked hindering their investigation. The decision was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence.

Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog

WASHINGTON A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. | Video

Exclusive: McConnell frets about healthcare, hopeful on tax overhaul

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. | Video

Anthem still weighing 2018 Obamacare individual participation

NEW YORK Anthem Inc on Wednesday said its plans for selling 2018 Obamacare individual plans are still up in the air because of political and regulatory uncertainty, making it the latest health insurer to say questions about continued funding of government subsidies will affect consumers next year.

May 24 2017

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked lawmakers on Tuesday to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in an austere budget that also boosts the military. | Video

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Leader of moderate Republican House group resigns over healthcare

WASHINGTON One of the leaders of the moderate Republican "Tuesday Group" in the U.S. House of Representatives resigned as co-chairman on Tuesday, citing divisions over efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare system.

Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again

WASHINGTON The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.

Ryan says to send health bill to Senate after CBO score

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed this month to the Senate after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, probably in a couple of weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday.

Athenahealth shares soar after Elliott discloses 9.2 percent stake

Athenahealth Inc shares jumped nearly 20 percent on Thursday, after hedge fund Elliott Management disclosed a large stake in the healthcare software provider, saying it planned to push operational and strategic changes at the company. | Video

May 19 2017
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article