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U.S. military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday that U.S. aircraft struck at the request of Iraqi security forces a location in West Mosul where dozens of civilian casualties allegedly occurred. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that it took the … Continue reading

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EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski | ROME Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by … Continue reading

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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

By Patrick Markey | MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. Residents escaping the besieged … Continue reading

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Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

By Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to … Continue reading

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Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Activists protest against the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare during a rally in Freedom Plaza in Washington March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

By James Oliphant | WASHINGTON In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana Panich-Linsman/File Photo

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With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

FILE PHOTO: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

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Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

FILE PHOTO: Texas Speaker of the House of Representatives Joe Straus bangs his gavel signalling the passage of the HB2 bill restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone/File Photo

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Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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