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U.S. Senate’s imperiled healthcare bill would leave 22 million uninsured -Congressional Budget Office

WASHINGTON – Latest version of U.S. Senate Republicans’ legislation to repeal and replace Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, U.S. Congressional Budget Office says. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Susan Cornwell and Amanda Becker, 400 words)

One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts – Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK – About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump say they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump’s tumultuous first six months in office, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters. (USA-TRUMP/POLL (UPDATE 1, GRAPHIC), moved, by Chris Kahn, 867 words)

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS – Many Venezuelan streets are barricaded and deserted for strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and scrapping of plans for new congress they fear will institute dictatorship. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta, 800 words)

UNITED STATES

U.S. labor market strengthening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing slows

WASHINGTON – Number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits falls more than expected, touching its lowest level in nearly five months, suggesting strong job gains that should continue to underpin economic growth. (USA-ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 2, PIX), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 623 words)

U.S. Sen. McCain vows to fight cancer, return to Washington

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John McCain vows quick return to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer in show of fighting spirit that comes to define well-known war veteran and leads to wave of support across political spectrum for his latest health battle. (USA-JOHNMCCAIN/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Susan Heavey and Richard Cowan, 500 words)

O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. – State parole board in Nevada convenes to consider O.J. Simpson’s bid for freedom after nine years in prison for botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in Las Vegas hotel room. (PEOPLE-SIMPSON/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Steve Gorman, 400 words)

EUROPE

ECB’s Draghi delays day of reckoning after market backlash

FRANKFURT – European Central Bank leaves its ultra easy monetary policy unchanged and does not even discuss clawing back stimulus, suggesting it may delay inevitable decision on tapering bond buys until latest possible moment. (ECB-POLICY/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, GRAPHICS, TV), moved, by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa, 691 words)

Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON – European Union and Britain offer few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks, and pound falls on worries that British ministers are prepared to walk away without divorce deal. (BRITAIN-EU/ (WRAPUP 2, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Alastair Macdonald and Andrew MacAskill, 900 words)

Polish lawmakers defy EU, approve Supreme Court overhaul

WARSAW – Polish lawmakers pass bill that would allow parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying objections from lawyers, opposition leaders and European Union that move undermines democracy and rule of law. (POLAND-POLITICS/JUDICIARY-VOTE (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Pawel Sobczak and Lidia Kelly, 700 words)

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– POLAND-POLITICS/JUDICIARY-EU (ANALYSIS), moved, by Gabriela Baczynska, 791 words

Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

BERLIN – Germany tells its citizens to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatens measures that could hinder German investment there, in sign of growing impatience with NATO ally after detention of rights activists. (GERMANY-TURKEY/ (UPDATE 5, TV, PIX), moving shortly, by Madeline Chambers, 800 words)

Gangsters, politicians, officials convicted in Italy ‘Mafia Capital’ trial

ROME – Two leaders of crime ring that plundered Rome city coffers are convicted along with some 40 politicians, officials and businessmen at end of one of the bigger corruption trials in Italian capital. (ITALY-ROME/MAFIA (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Philip Pullella, 469 words)

AFRICA

Gunmen attack elite security unit in Ivory Coast, steal weapons

ABIDJAN – Gunmen, some of them in uniform, attack base of elite security unit in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, killing officer and stealing weapons as well as launching attacks in other parts of city, defense officials say. (IVORYCOAST-SECURITY/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Joe Bavier, 400 words)

Cameroon tortures suspects at base used by U.S., French, Amnesty says

DAKAR – Cameroonian forces are torturing suspects in campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, with much of torture happening at base used extensively by American troops and visited by French ones, Amnesty International says. (CAMEROON-TORTURE/ (UPDATE 1, TV), moved, by Tim Cocks, 596 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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