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Senate plans vote on ‘skinny‘ healthcare bill in marathon session

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans embarked on Thursday on another push to unravel Obamacare, planning a vote on a stripped-down bill after failing to pass broader legislation and complete a seven-year campaign to gut a law that extended health coverage to millions.

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Jury urged to convict ‘pharma bro‘ Martin Shkreli on fraud charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict former drug company executive Martin Shkreli of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old company to repay them.

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Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources

(Reuters) - The group of Nordstrom Inc family members seeking to take the eponymous U.S. department store operator private is offering preferential terms to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout, people familiar with the matter said.

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Charlie Gard to be moved to a hospice to die, British judge rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice before the ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a judge ruled on Thursday, after a harrowing legal battle that prompted a debate over who has the moral right to decide the fate of a sick child.

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White House divisions on display with Scaramucci‘s comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rifts inside President Donald Trump‘s White House were on startling display on Thursday, as his new communications director urged Trump‘s chief of staff to state publicly that he does not leak information to the media.

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#CharlieGard: social media turns family tragedy into global war of words

LONDON - The social media frenzy surrounding British baby Charlie Gard has turned one family‘s tragedy into a global debate, drawing donations and death threats, and views from the Vatican to the White House.

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Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump‘s ‘political rhetoric‘

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized to members of the youth organization on Thursday for the "political rhetoric that was inserted" into its national gathering this week by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem‘s Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem‘s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests.

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U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea‘s July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected.

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As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company‘s lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc .

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Trump could seek ‘tougher‘ Russia sanctions; Putin threatens retaliation

WASHINGTON/SAVONLINNA, Finland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington pressed ahead with the measure.

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Senate mulls bare-bones healthcare bill; marathon of voting expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans embarked on Thursday on another push to unravel Obamacare, working on a stripped-down bill after failing to pass broader legislation and complete a seven-year campaign to gut a law that extended health coverage to millions.

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U.S. durable goods, trade data boost second-quarter growth estimate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in June, but a fifth straight monthly increase in shipments suggested that business spending on equipment helped to boost economic growth in the second quarter.

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Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military‘s policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump.

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Trump could seek ‘tougher‘ Russia sanctions -White House aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military‘s policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump.

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Thousands rush to pray at Jerusalem‘s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tension

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of Muslim worshippers rushed to pray at Jerusalem‘s Al-Aqsa Mosque in chaotic scenes on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent unrest and removed security measures it had installed at the sacred site.

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U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

(Reuters) - The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.

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California deputy attorney general charged with child porn

(Reuters) - A California deputy attorney general has been charged with possessing child pornography at his San Diego County home following a months-long investigation, according to court records and local media.

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U.S. durable goods, trade data point to pick-up in second-quarter growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in June, but a fifth straight monthly increase in shipments suggested that business spending on equipment supported economic growth in the second quarter.

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Clashes kill three during Venezuela‘s anti-Maduro general strike

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three people have been killed in clashes between Venezuelan security forces and protesters during an opposition-led strike against President Nicolas Maduro that entered a second day on Thursday.

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Trump could seek ‘tougher‘ Russia sanctions: White House aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal than the one winding through Congress, a top White House aide said on Thursday.

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Three dead as Venezuela‘s anti-Maduro strike goes into second day

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three people died during clashes on the first day of an opposition-led strike against Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor‘s office said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Not Made in America - Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com Inc in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart‘s Made-in-America campaign.

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