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Senate healthcare bill would cut insurance for 22 million Americans, CBO says

Republicans’ draft bill improves slightly on projections over next decade compared to similar legislation passed by House counterparts

Trump travel ban: US supreme court partially lifts block on order

Supreme court agrees to hear arguments on legality of controversial order in the fall after lifting significant elements of lower court orders to block ban

Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US

Some interviewed said they couldn’t be part of the pharmaceutical CEO’s trial because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000%

What are you doing to protest the Republican health bill?

We want to know what you’re doing to push back against the Republican-drafted healthcare bill, which could be passed into law this week

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Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

Senate foreign relations committee chairman says Gulf nations have chosen to ‘devolve into conflict’ and says dispute undermines US efforts in Middle East


Why the supreme court's travel ban ruling may not be a win for Trump

Analysis: The president celebrated the decision to allow parts of the ban to take effect, but ultimately, ‘the president might well lose on this’, says a legal expert

US travel ban will kick off 'summer of litigation', advocates warn

Ruling’s statement about ‘a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States’ creates confusion among legal experts


Tech giants team up to fight extremism following cries that they allow terrorism

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft announced Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism to focus on solutions, research and partnerships

Trump travel ban Q&A: what happens next?

The US supreme court has reversed lower court rulings, allowing the immigration order to take partial effect. Here’s what that means


Trump doesn't want Muslims in the US. That's OK with the supreme court | Moustafa Bayoumi

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The supreme court has upheld parts of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. By doing so, it has legitimised blanket discrimination against a religious group


Philando Castile's mother reaches $3m settlement over son's shooting death

Castile was killed last July during a traffic stop by a St Anthony, Minnesota, police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges this month

Bernie Sanders rallies opposition to Republican healthcare reform plan

Sanders talked to the Guardian while on a tour to speak out unsparingly against the bill: ‘the most anti-working class legislation in the modern history of’ the US


Ivanka Trump says 'I try to stay out of politics' despite assisting at White House

Trump, who is a special assistant to her father, Donald Trump, admits ‘there are areas where there is disagreement’ in weekend interview with Fox News


Koch network 'piggy banks' closed until Republicans pass health and tax reform

Koch officials said that the network’s midterm budget for policy and politics is between $300m and $400m, but donors are demanding legislative progress


Jewish diaspora angry as Netanyahu scraps Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Decision to abandon landmark deal described as a ‘slap in the face’ and prompts charity to cancel gala event with Israeli PM

Google will stop scanning content of personal emails

Company did read emails in personal Gmail accounts to target users with tailored adverts but said it would stop

Texas Latinos greet court date for 'show me your papers' SB4 immigration law

A federal judge will hear arguments to decide whether harsh anti-sanctuary cities law will take effect in September. The Trump White House is watching


Trump abandons traditional White House Ramadan celebration

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Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies all had receptions to mark end of Muslim holy month


Theresa May to publish plan for EU nationals' rights in Britain

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Prime minister will say Europeans living in UK will get almost same rights as Britons but clash over role of courts looms


Angela Merkel and Donald Trump head for clash at G20 summit

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German chancellor plans to make climate change, free trade and mass migration key themes in Hamburg, putting her on collision course with US

Sunday, Jun 25

Trump wants 'heart' as Republicans seek to deliver Senate healthcare bill

President Trump has called for an injection of what he called “heart” into the US Senate’s healthcare bill, as at least eight Republican senators continue to express doubts about the deal ahead of a critical vote this week.

‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan

The Guardian interviewed people from across the country who have relied on the coverage for life-saving assistance and what could happen if they lose it

Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida's swamplands

The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still maintain it?

Life after opioid addiction: three survivors tell how they got clean

Each overcame her addiction in different ways, but their paths highlight issues with how the disease is treated

Saturday, Jun 24

'No doesn't really mean no': North Carolina law means women can't revoke consent for sex

Recent rape cases highlight legal loophole resulting from 1979 state supreme court ruling, prompting a renewed campaign for change

Qatar blockade exposes rifts in Trump administration's 'peculiar' foreign policy

While Donald Trump backs the Saudi-led ultimatum, the state and defense departments are openly critical – a mixed message that could worsen the crisis

Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman

Genevive Dawes was shot and killed in January when police officer Christopher Hess fired into her moving vehicle

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

Arab world’s leading TV channel is used to controversy – but now it fears for its future as Saudi Arabia wants it shut down

Friday, Jun 23

New details of Russia election hacking raise questions about Obama's response

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Obama and advisers were concerned any pre-election response could trigger escalation from Putin or be interpreted as motivated on behalf of Clinton

Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russia investigation chief Mueller

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Trump says Mueller, a former FBI director, is ‘good friends’ with James Comey and that his Russia investigation staff ‘are all Hillary Clinton supporters’

Canada offers places for addicts to shoot up safely. Can the US copy the model?

North America’s first supervised injection clinic opened in Vancouver in 2003, and now several US cities are hoping to emulate its success in saving lives

Iran nuclear chief warns US over support for Saudi Arabia

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Ali Akbar Salehi, who helped negotiate 2015 deal on Tehran’s atomic programme, says US risks upsetting balance of power in Middle East

Thursday, Jun 22

Obama attacks Republican health bill as 'massive transfer of wealth' to the rich

Barack Obama sharply condemned the healthcare plan unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday as a “massive transfer of wealth” to the rich, at the expense of poor and middle-class Americans.

Senate healthcare bill suffers swift blow as four GOP senators voice opposition

Four Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the new Senate healthcare bill, putting the GOP’s attempt to overhaul Barack Obama’s signature legislation in jeopardy.

Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions

Draft bill to replace Obamacare would cut Medicaid and middle-class tax credits, and strip funding from Planned Parenthood

Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' handling economy

President tells crowd during Iowa tour that economic adviser and commerce secretary had to give up a lot to work for him