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The News

July 18, 2017

It’s Tuesday. In top news, two Republican senators announced their opposition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health-care bill, denying the GOP of the necessary votes for repealing and replacing Obamacare. McConnell claimed after the announcement that he would push for a repeal and delay deal rather than continue the repeal and replace strategy for dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

In other headlines, the Trump administration did an about-face and reaffirmed the Obama administration’s nuclear treaty with Iran; California extended its cap-and-trade program, allowing the state to regulate carbon emissions through 2030; and the Trump administration outlined its goals for renegotiating NAFTA and lower the U.S.’s trade deficit.

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