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With health care on hold, here's what Congress is up to this week

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The fate of the long-sought Republican Obamacare repeal and replacement bill is on hold now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed votes until Republican Sen. John McCain, who had surgery for a blood clot Friday, returns to work sometime after this week. [Source]

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Elliott says Akzo Nobel 'flouting' basic shareholder rights

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Tuesday criticized Akzo Nobel for dismissing its request yesterday for shareholders to add items to the agenda of a Sept. 8 extraordinary general meeting.

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UPDATE 2-Centene profit beats on Obamacare strength, higher enrollments

* Shares up 3.3 pct premarket (Adds analysts' comments, details, shares)

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Drillisch CEO urges shareholders to approve takeover by United Internet

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chief executive of Drillisch urged shareholders in the German mobile operator to approve an issue of new shares that will trigger a takeover by United Internet in a deal valued at over 8 billion euros ($9.33 billion).

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Senate healthcare holdout Collins never got call from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her.

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Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday.

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BRIEF-MDC Holdings sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share

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Trump pleads with Republicans to roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Jared Kushner, Republican Party, San Antonio: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Republicans in House push for Congressional Budget Office cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to add an amendment this week to spending legislation that would slash the number of staff at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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The President turns up the heat on Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare

President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering critique of the Affordable Care Act at the White House on Monday and ratcheted up the pressure on Senate Republicans to keep their campaign promise to repeal and replace the law.

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Eric Holder: Trump voter fraud panel led by 'fact-challenged zealot'

Former US attorney general Eric Holder on Monday assailed President Donald Trump's voting commission and unsubstantiated claim that voter fraud is widespread, calling the commission "another frightening attempt to suppress the votes of certain Americans."

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Trump makes last-ditch plea to Republicans to roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pleaded with U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" on healthcare and allow debate to begin on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Trump urges GOP to support repeal

Speaking at the White House, President Donald Trump turned on the pressure for Senate Republicans to keep their campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Massachusetts cannot hold immigrants so U.S. can detain them: state top court

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday.

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Storms in Argentina to slow last weeks of wheat sowing: crop experts

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Storms in Argentina over the coming two weeks will slow the final stages of 2017/18 wheat planting, crop weather experts said on Monday, adding that flooded areas will likely be sown with soy once the moisture evaporates later this year.

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Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition planned to plaster election centers with banners and rally in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

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Recess looms over Congress' busy week

While many Americans across the country enjoy the traditional summer respite, there's no slowing down for members of Congress who face another packed week of hearings, meetings, votes and negotiations.

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This is the week senators vote (or not) on health care

For anyone tracking Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, this probably sounds familiar: it is possible GOP senators come back to Washington to vote on a health care proposal this week.

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Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain.

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Autos, airlines hit in sluggish start to European trading week

* Gemalto plummets 16 pct on profit warning, broker downgrades

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Autos, airlines smoked in sluggish start to European trading week

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Monday with the autos sector hitting its lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation into regional carmakers while worries on escalating price wars hurt airlines.

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Nikkei drops to more than 2-week lows, investors eye small caps

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks dropped to more than two-week lows on Monday after Wall Street retreated and a stronger yen dampened sentiment, while investors looked for opportunities to buy small and mid-size stocks.

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BRIEF- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings consolidated subsidiary to buy NeuroDerm for about $1.1 bln

* Says its consolidated subsidiary Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp will buy NeuroDerm Ltd, for about $1.1 billion (about 124.1 billion yen), $39 per share, effective October

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Nikkei drops to more than 2-week lows on weak U.S. stocks, strong yen

* Topix on track to fall below 25-day moving average at market close for 1st time in 3 months

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California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to fully contain the blaze.

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METALS-London copper holds below $6,000, near highest since March

MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper dipped 0.2 percent to $5,995 a tonne by 0135 GMT, following a 0.8 percent gain in the previous session when prices reached the highest since March 1 at $6,051 a tonne. * Shangha

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Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans

Small-business owners, some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act, are divided over Republican plans to reverse much of the law.

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California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully.

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Box Office: 'Dunkirk' conquers weekend with $50.5 million, 'Valerian' flops

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" looks like a huge flop.

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Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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Rand Paul insists on 'clean repeal vote'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he will vote to proceed to a debate on the GOP Senate health care bill if there is a clean repeal of Obamacare.

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Spicer, ‘Power to Pardon,’ McCain: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Analysis: Jeff Sessions had a totally terrible week

Everyone knew President Donald Trump wasn't happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election. No one -- until this week -- knew just how unhappy he was.

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Macron to discuss Ukraine next week with Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will call the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine on Monday to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, his office said in a statement.

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More awesome stories you missed this week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here are some awesome stories you might have missed this week:

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Eight former CBO directors defend the agency amid Republican criticism

Eight former directors of the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to congressional leadership Friday to underscore the agency's importance and respond to criticism from Republican lawmakers and the White House.

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Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included.

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Trump Jr. and Manafort will be interviewed privately and avoid public hearing next week before Senate panel

The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session.

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WRAPUP 1-Big week for Brazil IPOs leaves sweet taste for Carrefour, Biotoscana

SAO PAULO/BOGOTA, July 21 (Reuters) - The busiest week for initial public offerings in Brazil in four years ended on Friday on an upbeat note for issuers, as a nascent economic recovery and the passage of key economic reforms helped to lure global investors.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. financial regulators to discuss MetLife lawsuit next week

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies will meet behind closed doors next Friday to discuss MetLife Inc's lawsuit against them, according to a notice from Treasury, as the Trump administration wrestles with reforms put in place in response to the financial crisis.

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Eric Holder: How to fix an untethered Congress

In order to fix our broken Congress, we need to fairly re-draw districts so that the public's votes truly count and bills that represent what most Americans want can be passed, writes Eric H. Holder.

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BRIEF-KKR Fund Holdings LP reports 5.5 pct stake in Entellus Medical

* KKR Fund Holdings LP reports 5.5 percent stake in Entellus Medical Inc as of July 13 - SEC filing Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2ujI08J) Further company coverage:

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That Decisive Moment: Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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BRIEF-Bank of Commerce Holdings reports Q2 earnings per share $0.15

* Net interest income increased $958,000 to $10.2 million for Q2 of 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Covisint says ‍board recommends shareholders to approve sale to Open Text​

* Covisint Corp - ‍board of directors of Covisint has recommended shareholders vote "for" to approve sale of Covisint to open text​

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Akzo Nobel faces dilemma over shareholder vote on new CEO

AMSTERDAM, July 21 (Reuters) - The resignation of Akzo Nobel's CEO poses a dilemma for the Dutch paintmaker as a shareholders' meeting to approve his replacement could open the way for a vote on chairman Antony Burgmans, who is under pressure for rejecting a takeover bid.

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Vows: Alex, We’ll Take ‘To Have and to Hold’ for $1,000

For two teachers in a “Jeopardy” tournament, the real prize comes nearly four years after meeting at the show.

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Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

For the second straight start, Luis Severino was pitted against a former Cy Young Award winner in peak form — this time, Felix Hernandez — and delivered.

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These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.

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During 'Made in America' week, Trump's club seeks more foreign workers

Though the White House launched its "Made in America" initiative earlier this week to promote American jobs and products, President Donald Trump's businesses have again taken steps to hire foreign workers.

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BRIEF-Eurasia Drilling says shareholders have agreed to sell to Schlumberger 51 pct of total issued share capital of the company

* Eurasia Drilling Company Ltd - co's shareholders have agreed to sell to Schlumberger 51 percent of the total issued share capital of the company

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BRIEF-Compass Diversified Holdings unit, Crosman, acquires commercial business of Lasermax

* Compass Diversified Holdings subsidiary, Crosman, acquires commercial business of Lasermax

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BRIEF-Sphere 3D files for offering of up to 2.2 mln common shares by the selling shareholders

* Files for offering of up to 2.2 million common shares by the selling shareholders

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges up to 3-week high, boosted by Rogers

TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged up on Thursday to a three-week high, boosted by a bump in shares of Rogers Communications Inc after it beat earnings expectations, while energy shares lost ground as oil prices fell.

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Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

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Corning vows new jobs as part of Trump's 'Made in America' week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs.

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Corning vows new jobs as part of Trump's "Made in America" week

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs.

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Senate Republicans complain of disarray in healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

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BRIEF-Nielsen Holdings sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per share

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Manhattan office market softens though prices hold up -report

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - A softer Manhattan real estate market can be seen in office rents, the dollar volume and number of buildings sold, while a large Chinese buying presence so far in 2017 is likely to taper off later this year, brokerage Cushman & Wakefield said on Thursday.

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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to near five-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, touching its lowest level in nearly five months, suggesting strong job gains that should continue to underpin economic growth.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings Corp ‍announces launch of kenmore products on Amazon.Com​

* Sears Holdings Corp - ‍announced launch of kenmore products on Amazon.Com​

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BRIEF-Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announces $16 mln debt facility with SWK Holdings

* Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announces $16 million debt facility with SWK Holdings

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Holding the Queen's elbow: A royal blunder

The Governor General of Canada broke with protocol when he held Queen Elizabeth II's arm during a visit to Canada House in London.

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UK government says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday.

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House Republicans are fuming they can't get things done

House Republicans are fuming. They are watching their effort to make good on a vow to repeal and replace Obamacare flounder in the Senate, and the typical behind the scenes fiscal fights over legislation to fund the government and get tax reform done are breaking out into the open.

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Hill investigators: Facebook holds key answers on whether Trump campaign colluded with Russia

Top Democrats on the House and Senate Russia investigations and a top digital staffer from the campaign of President Donald Trump split sharply on whether the campaign colluded with Russia, but many agree that Facebook holds the answers investigators are looking for and they want the social media giant to give up the goods.

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Poll: Most want Obamacare repealed, but not as many as before

A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds a growing share of Americans want to see the GOP abandon its effort to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare, as majorities across party lines want congressional Republicans to aim for a bill with bipartisan support.

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UPDATE 1-Clariant says White Tale Holdings raises stake above 10 percent

July 20 (Reuters) - Activist investor Keith Meister's Corvex hedge fund and New York's 40 North have raised their stake in Clariant beyond 10 percent, the Swiss chemicals maker said on Thursday. "White Tale Holdings now hold a stake in excess of 10 percent (in Clariant)," the specialty chemicals maker said in a statement.

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On Washington: Republicans’ Push to Overturn Health Law Is Back From the Dead

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has taken extraordinary measures to pump oxygen back into the G.O.P.’s badly fading effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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GOP senator: Not even 40 votes to repeal

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says there likely isn't enough Republican support to repeal Obamacare.

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Supreme Court, Republican Party, Poland: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to testify next week before Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify on July 26 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional Holdings files for resale of up to 1.47 mln shares of co's common stock by the selling shareholder - SEC Filing

* ALJ Regional Holdings Inc files for resale of up to 1.47 million shares of co's common stock by the selling shareholder - SEC Filing

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Kushner, Trump Jr. and Manafort scheduled to testify next week

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have been scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee on July 26, the panel announced Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Veritex Holdings reports Q2 earnings per share $0.23

* Veritex Holdings, Inc. reports second quarter financial results

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32 million more would be left uninsured by 2026 under Senate Obamacare repeal bill, budget office says

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32 million people lose insurance under U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal plan: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 under a U.S. Senate plan to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement, the Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-ClubCorp Holdings Q2 revenue was $276.4 million

* Q2 same store combined clubs revenue increased $3.5 million to $263.4 million

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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. judge allows VW bondholder suit to continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in California on Wednesday allowed some claims to proceed by bondholders who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal, but agreed to the German automaker's request to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.

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McConnell: Better to repeal and replace

House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks at the White House after meeting with President Trump on health care.

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Senior U.S. Republican questions Trump's South Korea, Asia trade moves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Republican trade lawmaker on Wednesday questioned the Trump administration's plans to renegotiate a trade deal with U.S. ally South Korea, as well as the White House's focus on bilateral trade deals.

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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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Trump on Obamacare: A lie directly from Obama

President Trumps slams Obamacare as a "big lie" during a lunch with GOP senators.

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Corporate lobbying helped derail border tax: senior Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday.

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Corporate lobbying helped derail border tax -senior U.S. Republican

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday.

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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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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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China holds live fire drills amid India dispute

The Chinese government has issued a warning to neighboring India to withdraw its troops from the disputed Doklam border area to "avoid further escalation of the situation."

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BRIEF-British American Tobacco shareholders approve acquisition of Reynolds American

* Proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc Approved by BAT shareholders‍​

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Republican senator hopes to kill class-action rule within weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator.

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For Republican Party, Governing Is a Long-Term Problem

Many conservatives are worried that the party’s inability to pass ambitious legislation will imperil its chances in next year’s elections.

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Republican Party, Vladimir Putin, ‘Dunkirk’: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Senate Republicans reluctantly consider bipartisan healthcare talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As their seven-year effort to repeal and replace Obamacare derailed in the U.S. Senate, Republicans faced the prospect of doing the once unthinkable: working with Democrats to make fixes to former President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law.

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Trump Election Commission, Already Under Fire, Holds First Meeting

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity begins public life facing questions about its impartiality, its agenda and even its reason for being.

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BRIEF-Clairvest says unitholders of CRS entered into agreement to sell CRS to Sunbelt

* Clairvest group inc says cvg's proceeds on sale of crs are expected to be approximately C$31.7 million

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Sen. Cory Booker: Trump letting Obamacare fail is 'sinister'

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying "that's not just cynical, it's actually sinister."

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The 3 Republican Women Who Doomed a Senate Repeal of the Health Law

Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins shared objections to Medicaid cuts, but also had concerns specific to their states.

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UPDATE 8-Republican push to end Obamacare collapses in U.S. Senate

* Plans for hearings on how to stabilize insurance markets (Updates with plans for repeal vote)

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Will Obamacare really fail?

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The President wants to let Obamacare fail, then have both sides come up with another plan

Donald Trump, aka the President of the United States, was asked today about next steps for the health care system now that the Republican attempts to repeal and replace or repeal then replace the Affordable Care Act have officially failed.

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As Obamacare repeal falters, insurers start to press on subsidies

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A failed Republican effort to replace Obamacare raised new concerns on Tuesday for U.S. health insurers over whether the government will continue to fund billions of dollars in medical benefit subsidies.

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Astros shortstop Correa out six to eight weeks with thumb injury

(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa will miss six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team announced Tuesday.

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Republican Party, Texas, Donald Trump: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Brazil's Petrobras and Odebrecht in talks to revise Braskem shareholder accord -filing

SAO PAULO, July 18 (Reuters) - Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA began discussions with construction company Odebrecht SA to revise the shareholder accord in petrochemical company Braskem SA, the oil company said on Tuesday.

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Public Health: Obamacare’s Future Now Depends on an Unhappy White House

President Trump has said he’d like Obamacare to fail, and the Department of Health and Human Services has advertised its failures.

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Trump: Let Obamacare fail, it will be easier

President Donald Trump said he was "very disappointed" with the Senate Republicans' inability to pass the health care bill.

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‘Plan C’ on Obamacare, Repeal Now, Replace Later, Has Collapsed

With their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act shattered, Republican leaders pressed a new plan — repeal now, replace later. But that too lacked support.

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Some Republicans are already balking at repeal-only efforts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to continue his party's efforts to pass health care legislation, this time with a plan to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later, but fellow Republicans are already balking at his proposal.

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Paul Ryan: I'm worried Obamacare will stand

Speaker Paul Ryan says he is worried Obamacare will stand, as GOP Senate leadership plans to propose a bill to repeal, but not replace the Affordable Care Act.

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BRIEF-Comstock Holding Companies' unit purchases business assets of Monridge Environmental

* Says on July 17, unit purchased business assets of Monridge Environmental, pursuant to asset purchase agreement dated July 14, 2017

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After GOP health care bill stalls, Sen. McConnell pushes to repeal Obamacare without immediate replacement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday night that the latest plans to repeal and replace Obamacare were dead and said he would attempt to hold a vote on a repeal-only bill, using essentially the same legislative language the vast majority of the GOP conference voted for last Congress.

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Senior U.S., Russian diplomats hold 'tough' talks: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday talks between two senior U.S. and Russian diplomats on Monday on areas of mutual concern were "tough, forthright, and deliberate, reflecting both parties’ commitment to a resolution."

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CEE MARKETS-Prague shares hit seven-week high, forint stays firmer

PRAGUE, July 18 (Reuters) - Prague stocks rose to a seven-week high on Tuesday after a tender offer lifted shares of artificial textile maker Pegas Nonwovens, while Hungary's forint firmed despite a dovish central bank holding steady as expected. Central European currencies have gained strength in recent weeks on the back of a softer dollar, which has lost some favour as other major central banks signal they could change monetary policy. The region is trading at more than 2-year highs ag

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Cillizza: 7 uncomfortable truths for Republicans

The defections of Sens. Jerry Moran and Mike Lee late Monday night confirmed what smart congressional watchers had long suspected: The attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is dead. For now. And maybe forever.

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U.S. House Republican 2018 budget ties tax reform to spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a fiscal 2018 budget plan on Tuesday that could pose a major new political test for President Donald Trump's legislative agenda by combining tax reform with controversial spending cuts.

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Duterte Seeks to Extend Martial Law in Marawi as Militants Hold Ground

To quell the rebellion in the Philippine city, President Rodrigo Duterte asked lawmakers to allow martial law on the island of Mindanao through the end of the year.

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Republican Party, Iran, Kermit the Frog: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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A New G.O.P. Battle Begins as Republicans Look to Pass a Budget

Having failed so far to agree on a health care overhaul, a fractured Republican Party must now tackle a spending plan for 2018.

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House Republicans unveil 2018 budget with tax reform instructions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives took a first step toward tax reform on Tuesday, with the release of a fiscal 2018 budget plan that would allow a tax reform package to pass the U.S. Congress without support from Democrats.

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Nikkei skids to more than 1-week lows as higher yen, Abe's falling support hurt

* If Abe's support falls more, yen likely to strengthen - analyst

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

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, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP's health care bill.

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Total Port Arthur refinery reformer restart on hold

July 18 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 16-17: * Shell says maintenance complete at Martinez, Calif. refinery * Phillips 66 reports power restored after brief outage at Sweeny refinery * Citgo's Corpus Christi, Texas gasoline unit operating normally: sources * PES shuts boiler, limits production at Phila. refinery - source

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Republicans divided after second healthcare bill collapses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.

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What happens if Congress fails to repeal Obamacare

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U.S. Republicans divided after second healthcare bill collapses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.

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UPDATE 1-Tembec top shareholder seeks to vote against Rayonier deal

July 17 (Reuters) - Tembec Inc's largest shareholder, Oaktree Capital Management LP, asked other shareholders to reject Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc's deal to buy the Canadian paper and cellulose pulp maker, saying it was a "flawed" sale process.

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Nikkei falls to more than 1-week lows as cyclical stocks weigh; Toshiba jumps

* Takeda Pharmaceutical surges after U.S. court upholds patent

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BRIEF-Oaktree urges Tembec shareholders to vote against proposed acquisition by Rayonier

* Oaktree urges Tembec shareholders to vote against proposed acquisition by Rayonier

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Opposition from two more Republicans may sink Senate healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul appeared to be in serious trouble on Monday after two more Republicans said they oppose a revised version of the bill.

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Tembec's biggest shareholder recommends voting against Rayonier's acquisition

July 17 (Reuters) - Tembec Inc's largest shareholder Oaktree Capital Management LP asked shareholders to vote against Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc's acquisition of the Canadian forest products company.

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Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two More Republican Senators Defect

Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition Monday night, killing for now a seven-year-old promise to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

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Two Republican senators join opposition to revised healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to a revised Republican healthcare bill, delivering a serious blow to the legislation.

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U.S. appeals court upholds gag orders on FBI data surveillance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. appeals court upholds gag orders on FBI data surveillance

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates.

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BRIEF-Floor & Decor Holdings Inc sees qtrly adjusted EPS to be approx $0.19 to $0.20

* Preliminary net sales for 13 weeks ended June 29, are estimated to be about $342.0 million to $344.0 million -SEC Filing

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What to expect in Russia investigations this week

The string of revelations from Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer gave more fuel to already intense congressional investigations into potential collusion between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russia.

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On Washington: Democrats Perfect Art of Delay While Republicans Fume Over Trump Nominees

Some Republicans say stonewalling could be counterproductive if the White House leaves “acting” officials in administration posts without Senate review.

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BRIEF-Floor & Decor Holdings files for secondary offering of up to $9.0 mln shares of common stock - Sec Filing

* Floor & Decor Holdings Inc files for secondary offering of up to $9.0 million shares of common stock by the selling stockholders - sec filing

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BRIEF-Copa Holdings ‍for June 2017, system-wide passenger traffic increased 14.7 pct year over year​

* Copa Holdings announces monthly traffic statistics for june 2017

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Citigroup to pick Frankfurt as EU base this week -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. bank Citigroup Inc is set to become the latest Wall Street bank to pick Frankfurt as its European Union base this week in preparation for when Britain leaves the European Union, two sources told Reuters on Monday.

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U.S. court upholds Takeda patent on cancer drug Velcade

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that a patent on Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's cancer treatment Velcade is valid, pushing back the date when generic drug makers including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Mylan NV will be allowed to launch lower-cost versions of the drug in the United States.

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U.S. appeals court upholds nondisclosure rules for surveillance orders

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates.

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Boy among 11 killed over bloody weekend in Chicago

Chicago endured another bloody weekend as a spate of shootings left 11 people dead, including a 10-year-old boy riding in an SUV and a neighborhood community leader.

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New York attorney general says will sue over Obamacare repeal

(Reuters) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday.

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Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable, a telecoms official said on Monday, after an outage that the government said had cost the economy millions of dollars a day.

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US STOCKS-Wall St holds steady as investors await big earnings

* Indexes up: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.09 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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With health care on hold, here's what Congress is up to this week

The fate of the long-sought Republican Obamacare repeal and replacement bill is on hold now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed votes until Republican Sen. John McCain, who had surgery for a blood clot Friday, returns to work sometime after this week.

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Republican Party, Wimbledon, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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ECB eyes review of Deutsche Bank shareholders: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's top banking regulator, the European Central Bank (ECB), is considering carrying out a review of Deutsche Bank's two largest shareholders, a regulatory source said on Monday.

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Telenor, Weir Group and miners lead European shares to 3-week high

* Miners rally as China GDP strong (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

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A Top Republican Vows a Vote on Health Care, but Uncertainty Reigns

It was not clear how long a delay caused by the absence of Senator John McCain would last, and detractors said they would use it to mobilize more opposition.

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Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on U.S. healthcare bill: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight to 10 Republican U.S. senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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After Terrible Loss, Refugees Take Hold of Their Future in Canada

Two Ghanaian refugees lost nearly all their fingers —all but one thumb — to frostbite while fleeing the United States. Six months later, they’ve both been accepted in Canada.

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Collins: Eight to 10 Republican senators have serious concerns about health bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight to 10 Republican senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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Donald Trump Jr., Macron, Senate Republicans: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Venezuela opposition holds unofficial plebiscite to defy Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition holds an unofficial referendum on Sunday to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as he seeks to create a legislative superbody that his adversaries call the consolidation of a dictatorship.

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McCain has blood clot removed, will recover in Arizona next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain will remain in Arizona next week to recuperate from a medical procedure that removed a 2-inch (5-cm) blood clot above his left eye, his office announced in a statement on Saturday.

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Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold’s Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

Fifty-six years after the U.N. secretary general’s plane crashed, there is new hope that secrets lurking in Western intelligence archives may reveal what happened.

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GOP leaders want a vote next week. If one more senator opposes the bill, it would be stopped in its tracks

Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health care bill Thursday with significant changes -- including parts of an amendment designed to bring conservatives on board -- in hopes of getting closer to their yearslong goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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China air force says conducted 'multiple' long-range missions this week

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force said on Saturday that its fighters and bombers conducted "multiple" long-range drills far out at sea this week, including flying near Japan and self-ruled Taiwan, in what it said was a test of its ability to operate over the sea.

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UPDATE 1-Uber shareholders discuss stock sale to SoftBank, others -Bloomberg

July 14 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's shareholders and its board, led by venture capital firm Benchmark, have discussed selling some of their stock to Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group Corp and other potential investors, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Pimco added U.S. Treasury securities this week -CIO Ivascyn

NEW YORK, July 14 (Reuters) - Bond firm Pacific Investment Management Co added longer-term U.S. Treasury securities to its portfolio this week and also sold some investments tied to volatility against the backdrop of stable economic growth and a slow-moving Federal Reserve, Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer, said on Friday.

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Pimco's Ivascyn says added high-quality duration in Treasury market this week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., said Friday that the Newport Beach, Calif.-based firm "added a touch of high-quality duration"...

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Uber shareholders discuss stock sale to SoftBank, others: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's shareholders and its board, led by venture capital firm Benchmark, have discussed selling some of their shares to Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group Corp  and other potential investors, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Uber shareholders discuss stock sale to SoftBank, others -Bbg

July 14 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's shareholders and its board, led by venture capital firm Benchmark, have discussed selling some of their shares to Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group Corp and other potential investors, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Governors From Both Parties Slam Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill

The nation’s governors, gathered for their annual conference, came out against the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act but for very different reasons.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX notches weekly gain as resources lift

TORONTO, July 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as gold stocks, burnished by a jump in gold prices, and certain energy and telecom names led broad gains.

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Wall St Weekahead-Housing stocks may not be on terra firma

July 14 (Reuters) - Investors may have overbuilt U.S. housing stocks as data has yet to match up with the homebuilder sector's biggest rally in five years.

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Sidelined healthcare lobby stymies Republican healthcare effort

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans pushing to overhaul Obamacare largely ignored key players in the debate over insuring the poor: the health insurers and hospitals charged with carrying out the law if it gets approved.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Hercules Capital announces acquisition of Jumpstart Games by Netdragon Websoft Holdings

* Hercules Capital announces the acquisition of portfolio company Jumpstart Games, Inc by Netdragon Websoft Holdings Limited

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One more Republican defection would doom Senate healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Friday on fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass a bill dismantling the Obamacare law, but with their retooled healthcare plan drawing fire within the party even one more defection would doom it.

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BRIEF-Urbana converts all non-equity interests in HighView Financial Holdings into shares of HighView

* Says has converted all of its non-equity interests in HighView Financial Holdings into shares of HighView as part of capital restructuring of HighView Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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GRAPHIC-Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

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Trump prods Republican senators to work harder on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump prodded Republican Senators on Friday to work harder to make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare after the latest Republican healthcare plan ran into significant opposition that threatened to doom the proposal.

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Why Senate Republicans can't agree on health care, in charts

Senate Republicans have been trying to thread the needle on health care reform for weeks, but they've come up empty so far in their search for the perfect compromise.

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BRIEF-Vince Holding says Vince Llc enters agreement with Rebecca Taylor

* Vince Holding says Vince, Llc entered agreement with Rebecca Taylor, Inc relating to purchase, resale of certain vince branded finished goods - SEC filing

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Will moderate Republicans sink the health care bill?

When have we seen this before? Mitch McConnell made a significant concession to conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, and now, the Senate majority leader is scrambling to pick up any votes he can from the moderate wing of his conference.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Cautious Fed helps emerging stocks, currencies to weekly gains

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks were on track for their best week since March on Friday and currencies looked to chalk up solid weekly gains, sailing the slipstream of cautious tones from the U.S. Federal Reserve and a tepid dollar.

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Russia to decide next week on retaliation against U.S. over compound seizures

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will next week take a decision about if and how it will retaliate against the United States over the seizure of its diplomatic compounds on U.S. soil, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

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European shares poised for quiet end to strong week, earnings loom

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - European shares were poised for their best week in more than two months as investors piled back into equities on signs that the world's major central banks would likely not tighten monetary policy as quickly as some had feared.

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Nikkei edges up, marks weekly gain ahead of holiday

TOKYO, July 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday as disappointing earnings from Fast Retailing, the world's third largest apparel retailer, offset gains made after Wall Street pushed higher.

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Nikkei edges up, shares stay on track for weekly gains

TOKYO, July 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday and remained on track for a robust weekly gain, though investors grew cautious ahead of a long holiday weekend.

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How Republican reform would weaken Medicare

CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

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BRIEF-Town Sports International Holdings says on July 11, board unanimously agreed to expand size of board from 5 to 7 directors

* Town Sports International Holdings says on July 11, board unanimously agreed to expand size of board from 5 directors to 7 directors - sec filing

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Republican Scalise undergoes surgery, in fair condition: hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot at a congressional baseball practice last month, underwent surgery on Thursday to treat an infection, a hospital statement said.

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Senate Republicans walk tight rope with new healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, unveiled on Thursday revised legislation that lets insurers sell cheap, bare-bones healthcare policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. Senate Republicans walk tight rope with new healthcare bill

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, unveiled on Thursday revised legislation that lets insurers sell cheap, bare-bones healthcare policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy.

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U.S. Senate Republicans unveil new healthcare bill amid deep divisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, on Thursday unveiled revised healthcare legislation that lets insurers sell bare-bones policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy.

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U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill to keep taxes on the wealthy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders were set on Thursday to unveil revised major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, with the proposal retaining key Obamacare taxes on the wealthy, as they try to resolve deep differences within the party.

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Republican Grassley to ask Trump Jr to testify to Senate panel: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, a Republican, planned to send a letter on Thursday to Donald Trump Jr to ask him to testify before his committee in a public session, CNN reported.

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Many hold mistaken beliefs about reducing risks of cigarette smoking

Mistaken beliefs about behaviors that could reduce the risks of cigarette smoking are most common among those most vulnerable to the harmful effects of smoking, U.S. researchers say.

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New Senate healthcare plan keeps Obamacare-era taxes on wealthy: Senate source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The revised U.S. Senate healthcare plan will keep in place two Obamacare taxes on the wealthy and retain its limit on corporate tax deductions for executive pay in the health insurance industry, a Senate source told Reuters on Thursday.

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Version of the Texas senator's idea is expected to be in Senate bill; it's contentious among Republicans

A version of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's amendment to give insurers more flexibility to offer insurance plans that don't comply with Obamacare-era regulations is expected to be included in the new Republican health care bill Thursday, according to two GOP aides familiar with the process.

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Britain takes step toward Brexit with repeal bill

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain published legislation on Thursday to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, an important step toward Brexit but one which the opposition said it would challenge.

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T-cell cancer therapy holds promise, longer-term results await

(Reuters) - A novel cell treatment that saved the life of 9-year-old Austin Schuetz was given the green light by U.S. regulatory advisers on Wednesday and doctors hope it can save the lives of more children with the most common type of childhood cancer.