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Iran: Saudis planted false news story

Story highlights Diplomatic ties between several nations and Qatar have been frozen for weeks The Iranian state-run news agency Alalam accuses Saudi media of collusion (CNN)A state-run Iranian news agency has accused Saudi hackers of planting a fabricated news story on its Twitter account, as a crisis in the Gulf centered around Qatar deepens. A tweet was posted on the ...

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Trump just tweeted 2 totally contradictory solutions on health care

(CNN)Here’s Donald Trump at 10:17 pm eastern Monday night — following the news that the Senate health care bill had failed: “Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!” Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan ...

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Trump calls Venezuela's Maduro a 'bad leader,' threatens sanctions

Story highlights Economic sanctions could compound Venezuelan’s misery US biggest export market for Venezuelan oil (CNN)US President Donald Trump described Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as a “bad leader” and an aspiring “dictator” on Monday, and threatened to take “strong and swift economic actions” if Maduro goes ahead with plans to rewrite the country’s constitution. Maduro is pushing a plan to ...

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Woman shot after calling cops: What we know and don't know

Story highlights An attorney identifies the second officer involved Mayor: I have the same questions as everyone else does (CNN)Not long after Justine Ruszczyk called 911 to report a possible assault near her home, an officer shot and killed her. That was Saturday night. Three days later, investigators still haven’t explained why police shot the Minneapolis woman. “Her family and ...

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Celebrity defector returns to North Korea

Story highlights Defector Jeon Hye-sung has reappeared in North Korea Jeon said everyday in South Korea “was like living in hell” Seoul (CNN)A North Korean defector known for her appearances on South Korean reality TV has returned to her former country and denounced the “propaganda” she once helped to produce. In a video released by North Korean government website Uriminzokkiri ...

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Story highlights Republicans no longer have a majority willing to back the Senate GOP health care bill Sens. Lee and Moran worked together to announce their opposition Monday night Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, ...

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Latest health care bill collapses

Story highlights Mitch McConnell could only afford to lose two senators and still advance the legislation On Monday night, Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran became no votes three and four (CNN)The Republican Party’s efforts to gut former President Barack Obama’s legacy health care law came to an abrupt — if temporary — halt Monday night. Just hours after the ...

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