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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Capitol is seen after the House approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.

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Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other members of the House Freedom Caucus hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week.

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Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Factbox: Where key U.S. Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

Protestors gather during a demonstration against the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

U.S. Senate Republicans offered a bill on Thursday to overhaul Obamacare, the next phase in the party's long war against the 2010 law enacted by then-Democratic President Barack Obama.

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Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Published 23/06/2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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Trump says he is `very supportive` of Senate healthcare bill

Trump says he is `very supportive` of Senate healthcare bill

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage for a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported a Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare that was unveiled in the Senate on Thursday.

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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

Published 23/06/2017

Protesters rally outside the federal court just before a hearing to consider a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraqi nationals facing deportation, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities.

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Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Published 22/06/2017

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel.

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Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole `Inside Out` idea

Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole `Inside Out` idea

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - 'Joy' and 'Sadness', characters of the animation film 'Inside Out', pose at its premiere at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California, U.S. on June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, "Inside Out."

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (2nd L) stands as his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, addresses the media after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A retrial of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges will likely offer major advantages to the defense, former prosecutors and defense lawyers say, but the enormous publicity surrounding the case may also produce a second jury that is more eager to convict.

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