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GOP Heath Bill Appears Stalled; Modi To Visit White House

It doesn't look like Senate Republicans currently have the votes needed to pass their health care bill. Also, Indian Prime Minister Modi meets with President Trump today. Where is that relationship headed?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

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The Salt

Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

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Politics

Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

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Party Boat Filled With Tourists Capsizes Near Medellin, Colombia

Colombia's president says at least six people died after the boat began sinking. An even deadlier incident was avoided, as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people out of the water.

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Music Interviews

Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

The Queens-based rapper says he draws inspiration from his father, a poetry-loving immigrant who brought the family to the U.S. after fighting for Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan.

Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

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The Salt

A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

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PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

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How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

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Sports

'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line. He also weighs in on why he thinks Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world, but not the best overall.

'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

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