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No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

| | Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law.

  1. | Posted: Mar 12 2017 - 12:05am

    TRENTON, N.J. — Cardboard boxes certainly aren’t new technology. But when they’re linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they’re taking on a new purpose as so-called baby boxes make their way to the U.S.

  2. | Posted: Mar 12 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — In state capitals, lawmakers attend workshops on how to avoid demonizing their opponents. On a college campus, students re-enact hard-fought debates that led to great compromises at the country’s founding. Even a summer camp is aiming to give children the tools to show respect in the face of disagreement.

  3. Posted: Mar 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of ‘absolute independence’

  4. | Posted: Mar 11 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police on Saturday braced for more violence between opponents and supporters of ousted President Park Geun-hye, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil.

  5. Posted: Mar 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Trump transition knew Flynn might register as foreign agent

  6. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:23am

    CHICAGO — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.

  7. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:22am

    CAIRO — Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous and longest ruling ancient pharaohs.

  8. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:20am

    LOS ANGELES — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed new rules that would give a powerful boost to the technology from the nation’s most populous state.

  9. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:18am

    DETROIT — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and agreed to pay a $4.3 billion penalty for a brazen scheme to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.

  10. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 9:29am

    SEATTLE — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted Oregon’s request to join the case.

  11. Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    BC-World Briefly/2009

  12. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center.

  13. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — WikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools — and that puts the tech industry in something of a bind.

  14. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

  15. | Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 9:12pm

    WASHINGTON — The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency.