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Republicans pull healthcare legislation plan in blow to Trump

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. | Video

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Heavy car means crash diet for Force India's Perez 23 Mar 2017

MELBOURNE Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has been on a crash diet ahead of Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix after Force India asked him to shed some kilos to compensate for an overweight car.

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Statoil wins licences off UK, 'resets' exploration off U.S 23 Mar 2017

OSLO Norway's Statoil was the second top bidder for 13 oil exploration leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and won six licences offshore Britain, it said on Thursday, in a sign it may be looking to boost reserves after slashing costs.

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Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S. 22 Mar 2017

LOS ANGELES A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

U.S. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war 22 Mar 2017

GARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. | Video

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Mexico drug war investigators unearth 47 more skulls in mass graves 20 Mar 2017

MEXICO CITY Investigators unearthed the skulls of 47 more suspected victims of Mexico's drug war in Veracruz state, just days after uncovering 250 skulls at a separate mass grave used by drug cartels, the state's attorney general said on Sunday.

Honduras convicts Mexican, two Hondurans for plotting to kill president 20 Mar 2017

TEGUCIGALPA A court found a Mexican man and two Hondurans guilty of plotting to assassinate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has extradited more than a dozen drug lords since taking office, a judicial spokesman and security officials said on Sunday.

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Mexican parents, not authorities, led search for drug-war mass grave 17 Mar 2017

VERACRUZ, Mexico A group of bereaved parents who overcame government apathy to uncover one of the largest mass graves in the dark history of Mexico's drug war have also exposed the government's slow progress in attending to rights abuses and victims.

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Investigators find more than 250 skulls in Mexico graves 16 Mar 2017

MEXICO CITY Investigators have so far recovered more than 250 skulls from unmarked graves at a site in an eastern Mexican state where drug gangs long buried their victims with impunity, a senior official in the local government said on Tuesday.

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In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada 16 Mar 2017

REYNOSA, Mexico/TORONTO Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump's first days in office said they would soon try to head north again - but this time to Canada. | Video

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Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.