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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

U.S. hopes to pressure Myanmar to permit Rohingya repatriation

The United States hopes its determination that ethnic cleansing occurred against the Rohingya will raise pressure on Myanmar's military and civilian leadership to respond to the crisis and allow displaced people to return home, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.


Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

WASHINGTON Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.