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US Senate begins health debate

The US Senate has voted to begin formal debate of healthcare legislation that would repeal major elements of Obamacare and possibly replace it with a less costly program. By a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie, the Republican effort cleared an important procedural hurdle in …

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At UN, US pushes Korea sanctions

The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test. The United States gave China a draft resolution nearly three weeks ago to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea over their July 4 missile …

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Swiss chainsaw attacker arrested

Swiss police are hunting a man who went on a chainsaw rampage attacking five people in Schaffhausen. This undated photo provided by the Schaffhauser Polizei shows the suspect in a chainsaw attack in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Picture: Schaffhauser Polizei / AP THE suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s …

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Trans woman killed as date ‘loses it’

Dee Whigham was murdered after her date discovered she was transgender. Picture: Facebook A FORMER Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi. Dwanya Hickerson, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the killing of Dee Whigham …

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Senate subpoenas ex-Trump campaign boss

The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Picture: AP. THE Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public …

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Cop car ‘slapped’ before shooting

Minneapolis’ police chief has resigned and protests have broken out over the death of Justine Damond Australian woman Justine Damond with partner Don Damond. Picture: Supplied A WOMAN approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and “slapped” it shortly before Australian woman Justine Damond was shot and killed by …

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GM profit up despite falling revenue

General Motors Co has reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit from continuing operations despite falling revenue and the No.1 US car maker maintained its earnings outlook 2017. The news sent GM’s shares up more than two per cent in pre-market trading. The earnings release comes at a time when Wall …

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Man jailed for killing boy over lost shoe

A British man who beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a park because the child had lost a shoe has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, from London, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of the murder of Alex Malcolm. He was sentenced on Tuesday …

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‘I’m sorry’: Star cops ban for sickening hit

NRL: League legend Spudd Carroll has his say on the disgusting late hit on Billy Slater in round 20. Canberra Raiders NRL player Iosia Soliola (right) is accompanied by lawyer Nick Ghabar as he arrives for a judiciary hearing at Rugby League Central in Sydney on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. …

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Car bomb kills seven civilians in Egypt

Seven civilians, including two young children, have been killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt’s army says. The military said it intercepted the vehicle at a checkpoint near the city of Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, on Monday and …

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