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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens can stay in UK

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens would be allowed to stay in the United Kingdom after the country leaves the EU. “The UK’s position represents a fair and serious offer,” May said at a working dinner in Brussels, Belgium. “One aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to ...

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Source: Republican Party lacks votes to pass health bill

Story highlights Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled GOP alternative to Obamacare on the Senate floor Despite McConnell’s positive reinforcement, not all GOP senators are sold on the draft legislation Washington (CNN)Four conservative Republican senators announced Thursday that they opposed the current version of GOP Senate leadership’s health care bill as written. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of ...

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Donald Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

Story highlights Trump initially teased the prospects of recordings He said Thursday he didn’t make any himself (CNN)President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kick-started by the President himself. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I ...

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Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers

Story highlights It’s not appropriate to challenge mainland, says Carrie Lam, incoming chief executive Disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers has sparked outrage, protests Hong Kong (CNN)The detention of Hong Kong booksellers in China is not an issue the city’s government should take up, its incoming leader said Thursday. “It would not be appropriate for us to go into the ...

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'Dirty wings' and a 'head butt': How US shot down Syrian jet

Story highlights The US says Syria attempted a similar bombing on Tuesday Shootdown was first by US military of a manned aircraft since 1999 (CNN)CNN has learned new details of Sunday’s rare air-to-air encounter between a Syrian Su-22 fighter and two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets in the skies over Syria, the first time a US warplane has downed a ...

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Taliban claim car bomb that killed 30

Story highlights Taliban claim responsibility for attack Civilians and police among victims of suicide car bombing Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)At least 30 people were killed Thursday in a car bomb attack outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, officials said. In a statement to journalists, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group was behind ...

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Petition calls for Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

Story highlights Group: “Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message” Rodman has visited reclusive North Korea several times (CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. A few days after his latest visit to the reclusive state, a human rights group has started a petition seeking his removal ...

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