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Factbox: Latest Obamacare repeal bill would block grant money to states, guts Medicaid expansion

U.S. Senate Republicans are making one last attempt to overhaul Obamacare before a special parliamentary procedure allowing the bill to pass with a si ...

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Hinson to participate in legislative forum in China

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Marion, will travel to Wuahn and Hangzou, China, Saturday through Sept. 29 with the State Legislative Leaders Fou ...

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In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ and threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces #x201c;great peril#x201d; from gathering threats posed by ...

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Puerto Rico braces for a potential direct hit from Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN - Residents of Puerto Rico were bracing for a possible direct hit from Hurricane Maria early Wednesday morning, the latest powerful storm to ...

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Trump lays out clearest global strategy yet in speech to United Nations

Gazette wiresUNITED NATIONS - President Donald Trump used variations of the word #x201c;sovereign#x201d; 21 times during Tuesday's speech to the U.N. ...

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White House weighs abandoning estate tax repeal in Republican tax push

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration may abandon its promise to repeal the U.S. estate tax on inherited assets in an effort to make a still-evolving ...

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Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, dozens dead

MEXICO CITY - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling dozens of buildings in the heavily populated capital and ...

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T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up it ...

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

MEXICO CITY - At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily ...

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Western powers urge Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to push for end to violence

NEW YORK - Britain, France and Australia urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to push for an end to military violence against Rohingya Musl ...

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Sierra Club sues U.S. EPA, claims agency violates information access law

NEW YORK - The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to re ...

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For Equifax, stock sales prior to notice of massive security breech said to be focus of criminal probe

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax Inc. violated insider trading laws when they sol ...

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Painkillers for your pet? The vet may need to check your prescriptions.

Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians' offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to p ...

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Hurricane Maria is a severe threat to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season is set to deliver its next two punishing blows from Hurricanes Maria and Jose. In both the Caribbean and along the At ...

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Factbox: Some 371,000 customers still without power in Florida after Irma

Florida utilities said on Monday they restored power to over 95 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving ...

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