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Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

WASHINGTON — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

NEW YORK — A woman who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented it out on Airbnb. According to an affidavit and summons, Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue.
Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

LAS VEGAS — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.
Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion.
Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

LONDON — Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union.
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.
Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a non-profit group that investigates supply chains says.

B.C. reports 64 pipeline benefit deals with 29 northern First Nations

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90 per cent of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C.
Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans cancelled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail.