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Texas capital of Austin approves first-in-the-nation funding for abortion transportation, lodging, child care

Texas capital of Austin approves first-in-the-nation funding for abortion transportation, lodging, child careAustin, Texas, has become the first city in the nation to approve funding for abortion access services such as transportation, advocates said.



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US approves $3.3bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan

US approves $  3.3bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to JapanWashington approved the $ 3.3 billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan Tuesday, following close behind a series of new ballistic missile tests by North Korea that could threaten the US ally. Japan will buy up to 73 of the Raytheon-made SM-3 Block IIA missiles, which are designed to be fired by the ship-board Aegis system to intercept incoming ballistic missiles, the Pentagon said. The sale came as North Korea is expanding its offensive missile capabilities, having proven over the past two years the ability to launch medium- and long-range ballistic missiles, potentially nuclear-tipped, that could hit both Japan and the United States.



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San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city

San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US citySan Francisco officials approved a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to pass such a restriction.



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U.S. House panel approves subpoenas for Trump officials' private emails

U.S. House panel approves subpoenas for Trump officials' private emails



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Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPASaudi Arabia’s King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday. The gesture comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets. On Friday, Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, but denied Washington’s assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby earlier this week.



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House approves measure to block Trump from launching military strike against Iran

House approves measure to block Trump from launching military strike against IranThe House proposal would bar the Trump administration from using any federal funds for military force "in or against" the Islamic Republic.



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FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women

FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in womenAnalysts have said that a drug that safely and effectively treats loss of sexual desire in women could eventually reach annual sales of about $ 1 billion. Palatin’s shares jumped 44% to $ 1.93, while Amag shares rose 11.5% after market. Vyleesi, chemically known as bremelanotide, activates pathways in the brain involved in sexual desire, helping premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).



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Senate Appropriations Committee approves $4.6B for border

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $  4.6B for borderThe measure passed with a 30-1 vote, with only Sen. Jeff Merkley opposed.



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Pentagon approves $1bn for Trump’s border wall as Congress set to vote on emergency declaration

Pentagon approves $  1bn for Trump’s border wall as Congress set to vote on emergency declarationThe Pentagon has authorised army engineers to begin construction of additional fencing on the US-Mexico border, diverting an initial $ 1bn after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to bypass Congress on the matter. The army would begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, according to a statement by acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan. Mr Trump declared the emergency on 15 February after Congress refused his request for $ 5.7bn (£4.4bn).



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FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix to Get the 737 Max 8 Flying Again

FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix to Get the 737 Max 8 Flying AgainBoeing has been working on a fix for its disaster-prone aircraft.



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