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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails....
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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" - suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases....
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Trump SEC pick assures that his Wall St. work not problem

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, attorney Jay Clayton, sought to assure lawmakers that he'll show no favoritism and act only in the public interest, as his Wall Street connections were scrutinized at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday....
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Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone else....
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Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses....
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Erdogan urges US, Britain to drop 'exaggerated' laptop ban


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Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shareholders of Samsung Electronics praised the company Friday for big gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive corruption scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader....
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Australian prime minister won't choose between China and US

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, the Australian prime minister said Friday as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese....
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Opinion Poll

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Are U.S. Census Bureau estimates right showing continued Pittsburgh population decline? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
60%
No
40%
Total Votes: 20

Yesterday's Poll

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Should the Senate hold off confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court until after the FBI investigation of President Trump's campaign?

No
91%
Yes
9%
Total Votes: 24,636