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Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

There's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage.

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House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

By Michael Biesecker | Jul 20
The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants.

Chipotle Closes Virginia Store After Reports of Illness

Chipotle Closes Virginia Store After Reports of Illness

By Candice Choi | Jul 20
Chipotle's efforts to move past its food scares have been complicated by fresh reports of illnesses, which prompted it to temporarily close a restaurant this week.

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Jul 19
There's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage.

Disney Parks Name Star Wars Lands Galaxy's Edge

Disney Parks Name Star Wars Lands Galaxy's Edge

By Joseph Longo | Jul 19
Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

By James Anderson and Carla K. Johnson | Jul 19
While Republicans in Congress failed this week to craft a new health care plan, they did succeed in shaking the confidence of those who rely on the act the most.

GOP Panel Presses Ahead on Budget Plan

GOP Panel Presses Ahead on Budget Plan

By Andrew Taylor | Jul 19
Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code.

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Jul 18
Global shares and the dollar stuttered Tuesday as a planned health care overhaul in the U.S. imploded and raised questions over the prospects for President Donald Trump's reform agenda.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jul 18
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

EU Tells Serbia to Stick to Reforms for Potential Membership

EU Tells Serbia to Stick to Reforms for Potential Membership

Jul 17
European Union chief Donald Tusk says Serbia needs to stick to good governance and anti-corruption reforms as part of its drive to become an EU member, but couldn't promise a fixed timeframe for joining.

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

By Josh Boak | Jul 17
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

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