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Obamacare continues, America reacts

As US President Donald Trump reels from a major setback to his proposed healthcare bill, people around the country have expressed mixed reactions to the news Obamacare seems likely to stick around for

As US President Donald Trump reels from a major setback to his proposed healthcare bill, people around the country have expressed mixed reactions to the news Obamacare seems likely to stick around for

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Trump blames Democrats for healthcare bill failure

President Trump has turned the tables following his humiliating political defeat to replace and repeal Obamacare in Congress.

President Trump has turned the tables following his humiliating political defeat to replace and repeal Obamacare in Congress.

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Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline

Ahead of his healthcare defeat in Congress, President Trump gave his permission on Friday for Canadian company TransCanada to complete construction of the Keystone XL…

Ahead of his healthcare defeat in Congress, President Trump gave his permission on Friday for Canadian company TransCanada to complete construction of the Keystone XL…

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Trump withdraws bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the eleventh hour

It also comes as a huge blow to Republicans, who failed to rally enough votes to overhaul healthcare insurance, something they have been working towards for the last seven years.

It also comes as a huge blow to Republicans, who failed to rally enough votes to overhaul healthcare insurance, something they have been working towards for the last seven years.

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Former Donald Trump aide accused of hiding $750,000 payment

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is accused of trying to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russian party in 2009.

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is accused of trying to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russian party in 2009.

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Trump fans in Kentucky unmoved by FBI probe into Russian links

As Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Kentucky, his supporters appeared unimpressed by news the FBI is to investigate possible collusion between his election team and…

As Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Kentucky, his supporters appeared unimpressed by news the FBI is to investigate possible collusion between his election team and…

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US imposes electronic device ban on some Middle East flights

Donald Trump’s government said on Tuesday that it is banning airline passengers travelling to the US from several mainly Muslim countries from carrying large electronic devices in their cabin…

Donald Trump’s government said on Tuesday that it is banning airline passengers travelling to the US from several mainly Muslim countries from carrying large electronic devices in their cabin…

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US and China will "work together" on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the announcement after talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the announcement after talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing.

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Trump meets Merkel: an encounter of the odd kind

Determined to downplay their differences, most pundits now consider Friday’s face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to have been an awkward…

Determined to downplay their differences, most pundits now consider Friday’s face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to have been an awkward…

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Trump and Merkel - the first meeting

It was a meeting of might, if not of minds, when the German Chancellor and the new US president met for the first time in Washington.

It was a meeting of might, if not of minds, when the German Chancellor and the new US president met for the first time in Washington.

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Merkel meets Trump at the White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, meaning their first face-to-face discussions could be tense.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, meaning their first face-to-face discussions could be tense.

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Trade and NATO to top Trump and Merkel talks

The last time Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel went to Washington it was at the behest of her close friend and ally Barack Obama.

The last time Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel went to Washington it was at the behest of her close friend and ally Barack Obama.

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Hawaii judge halts Trump's new travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has issued an emergency halt to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, blocking it hours before it was due to come into effect.

A federal judge in Hawaii has issued an emergency halt to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, blocking it hours before it was due to come into effect.

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Trump paid $38m in tax in 2005 according to leak

The White House has announced President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 on a $150 million dollar income.

The White House has announced President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 on a $150 million dollar income.

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Veteran Mexican politician in solidarity with migrants

Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in New York to show solidarity with his fellow countrymen living in the city.

Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in New York to show solidarity with his fellow countrymen living in the city.

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Millions of Americans set to lose medical insurance

A long awaited report into a new Republican healthcare plan claims an estimated 14 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by next year.

A long awaited report into a new Republican healthcare plan claims an estimated 14 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by next year.

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Our man in Moscow - US appoints key ambassador to Russia

Republican Jon Hunstman served as ambassador to China under Democratic President Barack Obama before launching an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Republican Jon Hunstman served as ambassador to China under Democratic President Barack Obama before launching an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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Illegal immigration numbers fall across US-Mexican border

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

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Trump and Russia – what foreign policy experts want him to do

In Donald Trump’s Washington these days, how to deal with Russia is not a diplomatic topic, but boils down to one question: who in the Trump camp spoke to which Russian at which time and then denied i

In Donald Trump’s Washington these days, how to deal with Russia is not a diplomatic topic, but boils down to one question: who in the Trump camp spoke to which Russian at which time and then denied i

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"Trumpcare" embarks on tricky journey through US Congress

House committees have begun debating and amending the republican plan to replace the signature healthcare legislation brought in by previous president Barack Obama.

House committees have begun debating and amending the republican plan to replace the signature healthcare legislation brought in by previous president Barack Obama.

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US housing secretary Carson compares slaves to immigrants

Ben Carson, President Trump's secretary for housing and urban development, has sparked outrage for comparing US African slaves to “immigrants”

Ben Carson, President Trump's secretary for housing and urban development, has sparked outrage for comparing US African slaves to “immigrants”