Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality lawsBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants. Five separate lawsuits have asked a federal court in Washington to force EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to respond to petitions by the groups, including the Environmental Integrity Project and the Sierra Club.



Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest -police

Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest -policeBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday. The four males and two females were last seen late on Tuesday afternoon when the robotics contest ended at the FIRST Global Challenge, police said. Authorities issued missing persons photographs of the six on Wednesday.



Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -mediaBy Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday. Justine Damond's family hired Bob Bennett, a lawyer who achieved a nearly $3 million settlement for the family of Philando Castile from the St. Paul, Minnesota, suburb of St. Anthony, according to WCCO-TV.



Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 millio without insurance: CBO

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 millio without insurance: CBOWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday. The Senate healthcare bill, which Senate Leader Mitch McConnell shelved on Monday, would reduce U.S. deficits by $420 billion over the coming decade by reducing spending on Medicaid spending and non-group health insurance, the CBO said. (Reporting by David Alexander)



Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new U.S. healthcare plan

Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new U.S. healthcare planBy Yasmeen Abutaleb and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. President Donald Trump's orders to try to swiftly reach a deal but were unable to resolve their differences in a long, late-night meeting. Earlier on Wednesday, Trump took Senate Republicans to task for failing to agree on how to dismantle Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement.





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