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Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a crucial vote. “Now is the time for action,” President Trump said in a rare healthcare speech. A procedural vote is due on Tuesday as Republicans push forward in their attempt to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature law. But among Republicans there is confusion about the bill and it is unclear whether it will pass. Senator...

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Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy

Winston Blackmore and James Oler found guilty of polygamy 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in Cranbrook, British Columbia Two Canadian religious leaders have been found guilty of practicing polygamy by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BC). The trial heard Winston Blackmore, 61, married 24 women. His former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, married five. They were both charged with one count of polygamy. Each face up to five years in prison. The landmark ruling is considered a test of the boundaries...

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