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Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

WASHINGTON: Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday by delivering the longest address to the chamber in at least 108 years, speaking for more than eight hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation. The veteran California Democrat, who turns 78 next month, took the floor at 10:04 am (1504 GMT) and began to speak. And she kept speaking. And speaking. And speaking. Eight hours and seven minutes later, at 6:11 pm, she relinquished the floor -- an entire work day standing at her…

New blow for Trump as Obamacare repeal bid collapses

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump suffered a stinging defeat in his first major legislative challenge as rebel Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of political stumbles and controversies for the nascent administration as Trump scrambled to achieve a crucial success to steady his already-listing presidency. Barely two months into his term, Trump was forced to withdraw an embattled Republican health care bill, moments before a vote, leaving his campaign pledge to…