Republican health plan in peril as 22 mil set to lose coverage


Senate Republicans watched support for their Obamacare repeal bill slide into perilous territory after Monday's release of a non-partisan report forecasting that the plan would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. The legislation introduced last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was already in jeopardy, despite expressed… Read


U.S. Supreme Court OKs partial implementation of Trump's travel ban


The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes… Read


Trump slams Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe


U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow. Trump's young administration has been consumed by allegations -- under investigation both by Congress… Read


Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal


A spokesman for the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says she has hired a lawyer as federal investigators examine a real estate deal involving a Vermont college she once ran. Family spokesman Jeff Weaver managed Sanders' 2016 Democratic presidential campaign and tells The Associated Press that Jane O'Meara Sanders… Read


Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures


Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin. In the poll conducted in April by the Levada Centre independent pollster, Russians were asked to pick the ten greatest individuals… Read


May offers to protect benefits of EU citizens living in Britain

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British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details of her plan to protect the rights of EU nationals living in Britain on Monday, saying the government would work to offer them largely the same benefits as British citizens. An agreement on the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals is one of the… Read


Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case


The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs. But the justices stopped short of saying whether the ruling applies to school voucher programs that use public funds to pay for private,… Read


Information overload fuels 'fake news': U.S. study


"Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria. On Monday, scientists revealed some of the reasons for the explosion of hoaxes and lies on social media… Read


Chinese court convicts Australians in Crown Resorts gambling case


Nineteen current and former employees of Australia's Crown Resorts company pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges in a Chinese court on Monday, with three Australian staffers sentenced to months-long jail terms. Jason O'Connor, the executive vice president of Crown division VIP International, was given a 10-month jail term, Australian Consul General… Read


U.S. top court to rule on Trump's travel ban, other cases as talk about Kennedy swirls


The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement. The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request… Read

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