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GOP lawmakers scramble to defend health care bill

GOP lawmakers scramble to defend health care billYahoo News' continuing coverage of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. We’ll combine our own reporting with the best insights from around the Internet to give you the latest on the future of health care in America.


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Trump and the 'honest' Question

Trump and the 'honest' QuestionKurt Andersen and Lawrence O'Donnell discuss Donald Trump's many lies in office and a new poll that shows only 36% now view the American president as "honest" – which comes as the Trump White House has decided to pick a fight with the press corps.


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Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death

Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.


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Three CNN journalists resign after Russia-related article retracted

Three CNN journalists resign after Russia-related article retractedThe Russia-related story, published on Thursday, reported Congress was investigating the ties of a Russian investment fund to an aide of U.S. President Donald Trump. CNN had reported an internal investigation by its management found that certain editorial processes were not followed when the article was published.


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Katherine The Great White Shark Has Been Spotted Again

Katherine The Great White Shark Has Been Spotted AgainScientists saw the great white shark making its way off the coast of Virginia. The species isn’t out to attack humans on purpose — but may take a bite just to see how they rate as food.


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Pilot begs passengers to pray as malfunction causes jet to shake violently

Pilot begs passengers to pray as malfunction causes jet to shake violently

During the normal course of a commercial plane trip, you might never actually hear the pilot's voice at all. If you do, it's typically to thank you for flying or a quick update on the estimated arrival time, but on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Malaysia, passengers were treated to something quite different. After an engine malfunction caused the entire plane to begin to shake violently while in the air, the pilot took to the intercom to urge the 359 souls on board to pray for their lives and safe landing of the aircraft.

The flight, which was headed for Kuala Lumpur, took to the skies at around 6:40 local time and flew for over an hour without issue. It was then that the passengers reported hearing a loud bang, followed by an uncontrollable shaking of the entire plane. The airline has classified it as simply a "technical issue," but in the multiple videos passengers posted to social media it's clear that the situation was extremely frightening.

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"I thought I might die," one passenger posted to Instagram, along with a video of the incident.

The plane, an Airbus A330, managed to make an about-face and return to the Perth airport without further incident. The airline and safety regulators are currently investigating the malfunction, and the pilot was applauded for his efforts.


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Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’

Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.


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Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two monthsAn sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.


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Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources

Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sourcesBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.


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Kushner Hires Lawyer With Scandal Experience

Kushner Hires Lawyer With Scandal ExperienceRachel Maddow reports that Donald Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has hired a famed defense lawyer Abbe Lowell, who has represented a litany of clients through high profile political scandals and prosecutions.


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