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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday. | Video

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

DHAKA Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

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New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman. | Video

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after he questioned Trump's role in their release.

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.

Environment, Nov 17 2017

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Nov 17 2017

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

Nov 17 2017

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

Nov 17 2017

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

WASHINGTON The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. | Video

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. | Video

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