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  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's efforts to restrict entry into the United States by residents of some mainly Muslim countries have been the subject of lawsuits almost since the moment he announced the first travel ban in January. Eight countries are included in Trump's latest declaration— Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort released a changed version of their bill that included a table showing some states where senators have been undecided, such as Alaska and Maine, would get more money. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The U.S. Supreme Court canceled oral arguments scheduled in October to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's previous travel ban, signaling the court might dismiss the case. The Court acted after the White House announced on Sunday it was replacing the temporary executive order with a more tailored ban on eight countries that legal...

  • Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law succeeds: Uncertainty. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked parties involved in the challenge to the Trump administration's travel ban to file new briefs on whether the case should be dismissed. The court also said that oral arguments in the case will no longer be held on Oct. 10 as scheduled. The move came after the administration on Sunday unveiled a new wave of...

  • SUPREME COURT ORDERS PARTIES TO ADDRESS WHETHER EXPIRATION OF REFUGEE BAN IN OCTOBER RENDERS REFUGEE ASPECT OF CASE MOOT.

  • SUPREME COURT SAYS ORAL ARGUMENT ON TRUMP TRAVEL BAN CASE WILL NO LONGER BE HELD ON OCT. 10 AS SCHEDULED.

  • SUPREME COURT WILL NO LONGER HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS ON OCT 10 CONCERNING TRUMP'S PREVIOUS TRAVEL BAN, PENDING FURTHER COURT ORDER.

  • SUPREME COURT ORDERS FURTHER BRIEFING ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NEW TRAVEL BAN RENDERS PRIOR CASE MOOT.

  • President Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Republican congressional leaders about tax reform at the White House in Washington, DC, September 5, 2017.

    Small business had high hopes for Trump's tax-reform promises. Now entrepreneurs are more cautious — and frustrated.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, because of an expiring rule that lets the Republican healthcare legislation pass with just a simple 51- vote majority, instead...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. The new presidential proclamation,...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 25- Lebanon still aims to increase taxes to finance a public sector pay rise, a senior official said on Monday, after the plan was thrown into doubt last week when the constitutional council annulled the new tax law. Many public sector workers went out on strike on Monday after the constitutional council, an arm of the judiciary, decided on Friday to...

  • HONG KONG— A British lesbian has won a landmark legal challenge allowing her residency in Hong Kong as a dependent, in a ruling Monday that could make it easier for gay couples to move to the Asian financial center. Hong Kong's Court of Appeal found that the woman, identified only as QT, faced discrimination from an immigration department ruling denying her the...

  • Sept 25- Shares in Tullow Oil Plc rose more than 8 percent on Monday after the Africa- focused oil explorer said it expects to resume drilling at its multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project after a court ruling favoured Ghana in an ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean...

  • HONG KONG— World shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 7,295.00. NEW ZEALAND VOTE: Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes but failed to gain an outright majority and will need help...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. In a late bid to win votes and stave off defeat, Republicans were adding $14.5 billion to the measure for states, according to documents obtained late Sunday by The Associated Press. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen.

  • HYDE PARK, Vt.— A Vermont judge on Monday began weighing some of the legal issues that could decide if the state can be held liable for losses in a ski resort fraud case that cost foreign investors millions of dollars and potentially the opportunity to live in the U.S. Vermont intends to ask the court to dismiss the case early next month, claiming it and all of its...