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John McCain to vote on Republican health care plan despite brain cancer fight

U.S. Senator John McCain will make a return to the American capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat.
McCain, who is battling brain cancer at his Arizona home, is set to help decide whether the repeal push will move forward or perhaps be abandoned entirely.
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Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions, sources say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.
The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.
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Survivor in Texas immigrant-smuggling case says people cried, asked for water [Video]

SAN ANTONIO — Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.
Instead, the 27-year-old Mexican labourer climbed with his friends into a pitch-black, metal tractor-trailer compartment that lacked ventilation — a deadly oven that would claim 10 lives.
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Trump speaks to advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions: source

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.
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Kushner tells Congress there was no collusion with Russia [Video]

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid and declared he has “nothing to hide.”
Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the House intelligence committee for nearly three hours at the Capitol, then made a brief public statement back at the White House.
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WATCH: Helicopter lifts stranded hikers in Arizona flash flood [Video]

As Steve West dangled from a rope hooked to a hovering helicopter, he wrapped his arms tightly around the 4-year-old boy he had just plucked from raging floodwaters below.
West, a Pima County sheriff’s deputy among those sent to rescue hikers stranded in a canyon, was scared the child would fall through the harness that seemed loose around his small frame.
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Canadian Muay Thai fighter found dead in Thailand

A Canadian champion Muay Thai fighter has been found dead in his Phuket, Thailand home.
Cops say the 27-year-old prizefighter — whom the Toronto Sun is not identifying pending notification of next of kin — was originally from Ottawa.
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Ex-Gitmo detainee mysteriously surfaces in Morocco, deported to Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- The strange tale of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who resettled in Uruguay, staged a hunger strike to leave and sparked a regional alarm when he went missing, took another unexpected twist when he was deported back from Morocco - even though officials here were unaware that he had ever left.
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Woman accused of drowning fiance during kayaking trip pleads guilty

GOSHEN, N.Y. — A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that could minimize the amount of additional time she spends in jail.
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Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

KABUL -- A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighbourhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.
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U.S. soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

HONOLULU -- A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group.
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in Honolulu after a grand jury indicted him last week on four counts of attempting to provide material support to the group.
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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

WASHINGTON -- John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.
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Trump urges Republicans to 'do the right thing' and repeal Obamacare

U.S. President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfil seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former president Barack Obama's signature health-care law.
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