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Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. [more…]

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Published 13/10/2017

When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding. [more…]

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. [more…]

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

Published 13/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. [more…]

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said. [more…]

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Published 12/10/2017

Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. [more…]

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. [more…]

NRA opposes outright U.S. ban on gun devices used by Las Vegas killer

NRA opposes outright U.S. ban on gun devices used by Las Vegas killer

Published 08/10/2017

The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, said on Sunday it would oppose an outright ban on bump-stock devices that the killer in the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people used to turn rifles into automatic weapons and strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire. [more…]

Likely successor to Cuba`s Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

Likely successor to Cuba`s Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

Published 08/10/2017

The man forecast to replace Cuban President Raul Castro early next year rejected U.S. demands that the Communist-run country change its political and economic system. [more…]

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

Published 08/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to cutting a one-year or two-year deal with Democratic rivals as a way to kick-start reform of the nation's healthcare system, a key campaign pledge made by Trump and the Republican Party. [more…]