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Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

Congress Health Overhaul

Senate Republicans are expressing hope for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health...

Business

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Toys R Us

NEW YORK (AP) — In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition,...


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Trump golf courses vandalized with slogans critical of president

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Four Trump Organization golf courses, including one at President Donald Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, residence, were vandalized with slogans critical of the administration etched into putting greens. Police have a suspect in custody. Nine greens at Trump courses in Ferry...


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Renewed Obamacare repeal effort dealt a blow, as governors come out in opposition

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...


Business

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

Harvey Toxic Sites Underwater

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the...


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Toys R Us: the birth - and bust - of a retail empire

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In the early 1980s, a week before Christmas, a woman walked into a supermarket-size store in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and became so dumbfounded that she started talking to herself. “Where’s the robot?” she said. “And the hairy monster?” A Washington Post story that...


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Senate Intelligence Committee interview with Trump lawyer abruptly canceled

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee has unexpectedly canceled a Tuesday session to interview Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump’s business and a close associate of the president. The meeting was scheduled as part of the committee’s...


National

The Latest: Trump's talks of UN 'potential' at luncheon

United Nations General Assembly

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing the “unlimited potential” of the United Nations at a luncheon. Trump says at the Tuesday gathering hosted by the U.N. secretary general that he has been a...


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Senate GOP has 12 days to repeal Obamacare and no room for error

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Senate Republicans making one last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare have the daunting task of assembling 50 votes for an emotionally charged bill with limited details on how it would work, what it would cost and how it would affect health coverage -- all in 12 days. The Trump...


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The Latest: Interfaith service amid unrest in St. Louis

APTOPIX Police Shooting St Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 1 p.m. St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is scheduled to lead an interfaith service calling for peace and solidarity amid unrest in St. Louis...


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Man arrested after vandalizing Lincoln Memorial with penny, police say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A man was arrested after vandalizing the Lincoln Memorial with a penny on Monday, police said. At about 1 p.m., an officer observed a man using a penny to write the letters “HYPT MAEK” on to the fifth pillar on the north side of the memorial, the United States Park...


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