The vote over a bill which will repeal Obamacare is a key test of the Trump presidency. It'll also affect millions of lives. The plan will be good for the federal economy but it'll be a burden on budgets.
The United States House of Representatives has passed President Donald Trump's flagship tax reform bill. The legislation could be Trump's first major victory following a raft of previous headline-grabbing failures.
The US government has allowed more employers to opt out of providing insurance to cover women's birth control. Some hail the measure as a "religious freedom" win, while others say it harms women's health care.
Republican Senate leaders have announced that the latest bid to repeal Obamacare has flatlined. Senator Susan Collins became the latest Republican lawmaker to announce that she would vote against it.
The US senator has said he will oppose the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's health care law. Another 'nay' from the Arizona senator could be the fatal blow, given the party's small Senate majority.
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