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Trump says he should not have picked Sessions as attorney general: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.

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Trump scolds Republicans on healthcare; CBO sees 32 million uninsured

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement.

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AmEx profit dips as it splurges on customer rewards

(Reuters) - American Express Co‘s profit declined 33 percent in the second quarter, hurt partly by higher expenses, as the card company spent heavily on rewards to woo customers amid intense competition from big U.S. banks.

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Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow Senate Republicans to reach an agreement on overhauling the country‘s healthcare law.

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American Express profit dips on higher costs, but beat estimates

(Reuters) - American Express Co‘s profit fell less than expected in the second quarter, as higher spending by card members made up for increased costs from offering rewards.

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Trump chides Republican senators on healthcare, tells them to keep working

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump scolded Senate Republicans on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on repealing or overhauling Obamacare, demanding they not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare.

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California wildfire explodes in size as blazes scorch U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A wildfire that has forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes exploded in size on Wednesday, threatening a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park as dozens of fires scorched the U.S. West.

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American Express profit dips 36 percent

(Reuters) - American Express Co on Wednesday reported a 36 percent decline in quarterly profit, hurt in part by higher spending on rewards to retain customers and attract new ones.

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Trump presses fraud concerns as panel begins investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed his unproven claims of voter fraud on Wednesday at the first meeting of a commission he created to study the issue, and implied states that did not share voter data with the panel had something to hide.

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Exclusive: U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks - sources

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials have agreed to an aggressive timetable to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), sources said, aiming to conclude early next year to avoid Mexico‘s 2018 presidential elections.

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Trump chides Senate Republicans on healthcare, says it is time for action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump scolded Senate Republicans on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on repealing or overhauling Obamacare, demanding they keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach.

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U.S. top court rejects Trump bid to include grandparents in travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives in his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries.

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Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assault

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Shortly before she was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Justine Damond made two 911 calls to help a nearby woman she thought was possibly being sexually assaulted, according to transcripts released on Wednesday by police.

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Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge‘s ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.

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California wildfire almost doubles in size as blazes torch U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A fast-growing California wildfire has forced about 5,000 residents from their homes and nearly doubled in size as about four dozen major blazes scorch the U.S. West, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Trump urges Senate Republicans to keep trying on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach.

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U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge‘s ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.

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U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump in latest travel ban fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined for now to block a judge‘s ruling that prevented President Donald Trump‘s travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.

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Trump presses fraud concerns as vote panel meets amid criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed his unproven claims of voter fraud on Wednesday at the first meeting of a commission he created to study the issue, and implied states that didn‘t share voter data with the panel had something to hide.

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Exclusive: Republicans could target Obamacare tax in wider tax overhaul - Brady

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans will consider using planned tax reform to eliminate one of the biggest taxes in Obamacare, if the Senate fails to overturn the healthcare law, a senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday.

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Police seek man seen near Minneapolis police shooting of Australian

(Reuters) - Minnesota investigators are searching for a man spotted near the scene of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer, hoping he may shed light on the still murky circumstances of the killing.

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House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.

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Trump calls Senate Republicans to White House for healthcare push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach.

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Exclusive: Three sides agree on seven rounds of NAFTA talks - sources

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade officials plan to hold seven rounds of talks at three-week intervals in a bid to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rapidly, Mexican sources familiar with the situation said.

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