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US healthcare: Senate ‘skinny repeal’ bill fails

US healthcare: Senate ‘skinny repeal’ bill fails

Media captionMazie Hirono said she was one of the lucky ones with health insurance The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate. At least three Republicans – John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – voted against the bill, which needed a simple majority […]

Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has said he wants to mend relations with Russia The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. […]

Man killed wife on cruise ship for ‘laughing’ at him

Man killed wife on cruise ship for ‘laughing’ at him

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boat was diverted to the city of Juneau, in Alaska, following the incident (file photo) A man suspected of killing his wife while on a cruise ship in the US state of Alaska did so because “she would not stop laughing” at him, police say. Kenneth Manzanares has […]

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Media captionRiley Dosh wanted to defend her country and the rights of those who disagree with her The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman […]

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Media captionRiley Dosh wanted to defend her country and the rights of those who disagree with her The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman […]

Wenjian Liu: Widow gives birth to daughter two years after killing

Wenjian Liu: Widow gives birth to daughter two years after killing

Image copyright NYPD Image caption Pei Xia Chen became pregnant through IVF The widow of a New York police officer shot dead on duty has given birth to his daughter more than two years later. Baby Angelina was conceived from sperm taken from Det Wenjian Liu and frozen on the night he was killed in […]

Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent

Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent

Image copyright PA A woman with dementia who went missing in Florida was found by a police dog in a matter of minutes, having bottled her scent in advance. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said the anonymous woman had used a specialist scent preservation kit. It can hold a person’s scent for up to seven years. […]

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Media captionRiley Dosh wanted to defend her country and the rights of those who disagree with her The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman […]

Ohio State Fair ride accident kills one and injures several

Ohio State Fair ride accident kills one and injures several

Media captionRiders were catapulted into the air, witnesses said One person has been killed and several injured after an accident on a ride at the Ohio State Fair. Fire chief Steve Martin told local media outlets that victims were thrown from the “fireball” spinning pendulum ride in the city of Columbus. Three of the injured […]

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

Media captionRiley Dosh wanted to defend her country and the rights of those who disagree with her The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman […]

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