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Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to "renegotiate" the accord, but he has wavered on the issue since winning the presidency. One decision has been made, however: Over the upcoming 11-day recess, staff of the key committees have been tasked with beginning the process of putting pen to paper and crafting health care legislation.
  • State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

    State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

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    Last year, a similar incident took place during Erdogan's visit to Washington when Erdogan guards beat Turkish journalists who were protesting for their free speech rights. "The actions seen outside the Turkish Embassy yesterday in Washington, D.C. stand in contrast to the First Amendment rights and principles we work tirelessly to protect each and every day", the police statement said.
  • Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

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    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, earlier on May 25 had upheld a lower court's decision to prevent the travel ban from taking effect, saying it was "an executive order that.in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination".
  • In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

    In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

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    Netanyahu, pressed by conservatives in his coalition, got much of what he wanted in a speech delivered Tuesday by Trump at the Israel Museum that adopted much of the prime minister's own worldview of a dynamic, democratic Israel courageously defending itself against enemies like Iran.
  • Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

    Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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    The North Carolina insurer said it expects no help from federal cost-sharing reduction payments next year, and that's reflected in its initial rate request that calls for a 23 percent price increase, on average. The insurer is requesting a rate hike of almost 23% for next year. Because 94 percent of Blue Cross's customers in the state qualify for a federal subsidy on their monthly premiums, most will not feel the full brunt of the rate increase.
  • Trump, French president share intense handshake

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    President Macron has said he has a long list of issues to discuss with President Trump, including the fight against terrorism, the economy, climate and energy issues. When Trudeau first met Trump at the White House, he put his hand on his shoulder and gave him a firm handshake , preventing the normal yank . While in the United States, president Donald Trump notoriously shake people's hands to the point where he's nearly twisting their arms out of the sockets, often leading to ...
  • Report says health care bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

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    Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, and Rep. Joseph Bouie, D-New Orleans, in a joint statement after the Democrats block the vote. He said he wanted the Senate bill to have "a lot more money" than the House measure, which would provide $138 billion over a decade to help states buttress health care markets.
  • Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

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    AUSTIN, Texas - As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the US, fizzling even in conservative bastions like Kansas and Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law previous year, Texas Republicans are doubling down in their determination.
  • Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

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    The Senate Finance Committee met and voted along party lines - with 11 Republicans in favor and six Democrats opposed - to approve changes made to the House's tax reform bill, including a proposed increase in the sales tax from 6 percent to 7.25 percent.
  • House Approves School Funding Plan

    House Approves School Funding Plan

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    The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them. "I was wrong. House Bill 21 is now dead ". Gov. Dan Patrick , who oversees the state Senate, said in a statement. The letter signers account for fewer than half of Senate Republicans. The nonpartisan office also says that compared with Obama's 2010 overhaul, average premiums for people buying individual policies would be lower.