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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, one-time news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 80,000-point mark for the second time, amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks. In the first nine sessions of 2018, the Bovespa registered 3.584 billion reais ($1.11 billion) in inflows, well above the 2.2 billion reais registered in the same period last year. Analysts and investors say this trend is continuing,

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PRECIOUS-Gold edges up as dollar index slumps to 3-yr lows

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Wednesday towards four-month highs hit early in the week, as the U.S. dollar slumped to three-year lows against a basket of currencies. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,341.96 an ounce by 0123 GMT. It touched its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,344.44 on Monday. * Spot gold edged down for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, easing 0.1 percent. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.4 percent at $

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GRAINS-Wheat edges higher, lingers near more than 1-month low

SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures edged higher for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday, though prices continued to linger near more than one-month lows as ample global supplies continued to weigh. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.1 percent at $4.16-3/4 a bushel by 0124 GMT, having closed down 1 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a low of $4.13-3/4 a bushel - the lowest since December 13, 2017. *

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Kushner's effort to sway Trump on prison reform is smart

Conventional wisdom told us that we should have lost all hope for any federal criminal justice reform after President Donald Trump was elected. His law and order rhetoric as a candidate and his nomination, as President, of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General were alarming.

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Attorney General Sessions sets up Hezbollah investigation team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Nautilus Inc Partners With Lift Digital To Give Bowflex Customers Free, Personalized Training Sessions

* NAUTILUS, INC. PARTNERS WITH LIFT DIGITAL TO GIVE BOWFLEX® CUSTOMERS FREE, PERSONALIZED TRAINING SESSIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Editorial: Jeff Sessions’s Endless War on Marijuana

The attorney general’s new, more aggressive guidance will add legal confusion to an issue that many states are managing just fine on their own.

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Jeff Sessions' marijuana move will backfire

Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he is rescinding the Cole memo, which reflected the Department of Justice's relatively passive policy under the Obama administration since August 2013 on enforcement of federal cannabis laws.

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Ron Paul: Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.

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Trump: 'Yes, I do' stand with Sessions

President Donald Trump told reporters at Camp David on Saturday that he still stands with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Sessions was right to tell Trump no

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Official: Others involved in effort to pressure Sessions not to recuse

More White House officials were involved in the effort to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself in the Russia investigation beyond counsel Don McGahn, a senior administration official said Friday.

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Opinion: Sessions just made the opioid war harder to win

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the federal policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. While controversial for many reasons, this move is first and foremost a significant step backward in our country's fight against opioid addiction.

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Sessions, Bannon, Golden Globes: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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CES kicks off with no lead women speakers or code of conduct

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The technology industry's premier annual gathering kicks off next week with no women leading the keynote sessions and no code of conduct that might prevent incidents of sexual harassment, despite efforts by organizers to cast the show as a more inclusive event.

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EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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Another Republican calls for attorney general to resign citing his recusal in the Russia investigation

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined the growing list of Republicans calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.

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Rep. Stewart: Time for Sessions to step aside

Rep. Chris Stewart discusses with CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should step down.

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Democrat: Fire White House lawyer over Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top House Democrat called for the immediate dismissal of White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday after a report that President Donald Trump asked McGahn to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian election meddling.

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Motor racing: Canadian Latifi appointed Force India F1 reserve

LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be Force India's Formula One test and reserve driver this season with the 22-year-old also taking part in a number of Friday practice sessions at grand prix weekends.

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CEE MARKETS-Stocks move around highs, Czech bonds buck yield decline

* Stocks dance around key levels after year-start rally * Prague shares touch another 6-1/2-year high * Czech yields rise in anticipation of rate hikes * Yield curve steepens in Bucharest, flattens in Budapest By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Romanian stocks touched a 2-1/2-month high on Friday, while other Central European equities markets took a breather after a rally in the first sessions of the year. After strong gains in 2017, re

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On Washington: New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire

Lawmakers from both parties see it as a state decision and vow to force the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to back down.

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Tapper: Shouldn't Trump know what Sessions does?

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump ordered a White House lawyer to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.

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Trump ordered White House counsel to press Sessions to lead Russia probe, but he failed, NYT reports

Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russia probe, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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States unhappy with rollback of pot rules

States that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.

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In a shift, Dems go to bat for Sessions

Last year, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was blunt in his assessment of Jeff Sessions: "For the good of the country, Attorney General Sessions should resign."

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Why Democrats want Sessions to stay put

Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says Sessions should stay.

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Marijuana legalization by the numbers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he is rolling back Obama-era guidelines that stopped the federal government from enforcing its anti-marijuana laws in states that have marijuana-friendly laws, CNN reported Thursday.

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GOP senator rails at marijuana reversal

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) questions why Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama administration memos that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.

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States with legal pot denounce Sessions' marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for cancelling a policy that had kept federal prosecutors at bay, saying the move amounted to meddling in states' affairs and ignored more pressing priorities like the opioid crisis.

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2 GOP lawmakers call for Sessions to resign

Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in an op-ed published Thursday morning, writing that "it's time for Jeff Sessions to go."

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Sessions to rescind Obama-era marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana in states across the country.

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Sessions to nix Obama-era federal pot rules

In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.

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U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

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U.S. Attorney General names 17 interim federal prosecutors

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Ferguson’s so-called debtors’ prisons devastated its black community. The attorney general wants to keep it that way.

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Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

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Attorney General Sessions Orders Investigation After Bundy Mistrial

The investigation was ordered after a judge declared a mistrial, saying that prosecutors had improperly withheld evidence from the defense.

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America rescued her. Now Trump wants to send her back.

Every Tuesday, Dady Jean brings her daughter to see a physical therapist on the eastern edges of Atlanta. On this afternoon, the animated movie "Up" entertains patients old and young as they wait for their sessions.

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Tax-overhaul hopes keep futures steady

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were poised to inch higher at the open on Tuesday, building on gains in the past two sessions on rising hopes that the U.S. Congress will vote for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in more than 30 years.

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Sessions: Crime rate going up is not a blip

During a press conference in Wisconsin, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that crime rates and drug-related deaths have gone up over the past two years in the US.

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Attorney General Sessions has lukewarm praise for FBI after Trump attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Friday offered a tepid endorsement of the nation's leading law enforcement agency, which has been under attack by President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

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Attorney General Sessions notes FBI bias charges, defends agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday the Justice Department "will take seriously concerns that have been expressed" about bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but defended the agency against suggestions it was dysfunctional.

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Phone-based therapy sessions may help dementia caregivers cope

(Reuters Health) - Talk therapy that teaches emotional regulation and coping skills can help people caring for a loved-one with dementia improve their own physical and mental health, German researchers say.

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Pics that say it all about how Trump and Sessions get along

President Donald Trump was in Quantico, Virginia, Friday morning to give a graduation speech to the FBI National Academy. Before he spoke, he was seated next to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Of course, Selma made the difference for Doug Jones

On Tuesday night, civil rights leader Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., took to Twitter with what amounted to the digital version of a prayerlike sigh of relief. Democrat Doug Jones had just pulled off an unlikely victory in the election to fill the Alabama Senate seat left vacant by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. King wrote:

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Down an Internet Rabbit Hole With an Artist as Your Guide

Artists explore some of their off-kilter obsessions in a series of distinctive online videos.

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Alabama results and the race for Virginia governor this year reflect trends that could bode well for Democrats

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a statewide office in Alabama since 2008, defeating Republican Roy Moore, 49.9% to 48.4%, in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Donald Trump's Attorney General. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Alabama since 1992, back when GOP. Sen. Richard Shelby was still a Democrat (he switched parties in 1994).

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Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a small step back on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

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Asia shares take breather, Brent breaks above $65

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a breather on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

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‘We Watched Our House Burn.’ Losing It All in California’s Fires.

In Ventura County, Jack Selby watched his childhood home burn to the ground, and Nancy Cole lost all her possessions, including family heirlooms from Holocaust survivors.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Tucson’s Police Chief: Sessions’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Make Cities More Dangerous

People won’t report crimes if they’re afraid they may become separated from their families.

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U.S. attorney general calls for efficient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday called on the nation's immigration courts to decide cases more efficiently, amid a burgeoning backlog that is hampering the Trump administration's efforts to deport more illegal immigrants.

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Attorney general calls for expedient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Wednesday calling on the Justice Department's Executive Office for immigration Review to take steps to expedite its adjudication of immigration cases.

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Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Sessions in '99: President can obstruct

President Trump's legal team says that the president cannot be charged with obstruction of justice, but in 1999 then-Senator Jeff Sessions said that it was possible that President Bill Clinton obstructed justice.

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Deported Repeatedly, Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years for Attacks on 2 Oregon Women

The man, Sergio Jose Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, attacked two women on July 24. He received national attention after Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted his case.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks post narrow gains in cautious buying

(Adds details on Mexican stocks, peso; closing levels) SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark stock index ended slightly higher on Friday as investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that had fallen about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether the country's Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's Bovespa steady on cautious buying after November decline

SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Bovespa equities index was steady on Friday, dipping just slightly as some investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that swooned about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of the country's pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass the pension bill, seen as vital to bolste

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Rep. Schiff: Sessions wouldn't answer Russia question

Rep. Adam Schiff says Attorney General Jeff Sessions wouldn't answer a particular question dealing with President Trump.

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Sessions blames sanctuary city policy for Steinle death following verdict

Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned San Francisco's sanctuary city policy in the wake of a not-guilty verdict in Kate Steinle's death Thursday.

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressmen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Democratic lawmakers who attended.

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a Democratic congressman said.

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Attorney general meets with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met behind closed doors on Thursday with members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Justice Dept. Orders Review of Background Check System for Gun Buyers

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database.

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Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Refugee Camp in Effort to End Stalemate

The authorities on Manus Island confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities.

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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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U.S. attorney general orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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Sessions orders review of background check system, citing Texas church shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.

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By the numbers: The Trump orbit's contacts with Russians

Here is a look, by the numbers, at all the known contacts between Trump associates and Russians. From meetings to emails, to text messages and Skype sessions, these lists have been growing throughout the year as more details drip out in the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections.

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McConnell hints at Roy Moore replacement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests US Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be a potential write-in candidate to replace Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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Sessions jokes to crowd: 'Any Russians' in the room?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a joke in a speech to The Federalist Society, asking if anyone in the crowd had been to Russia.

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BRIEF-FDA approves remote feature to program Cochlear implants

* Says approved remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for Nucleus Cochlear implant system through telemedicine platform

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U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Analysis: 4 reasons a Sessions write-in campaign might fail

The idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigning his post to run a write-in campaign for his old Alabama Senate seat -- and thereby thwarting the chances of embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore -- is all the rage in Washington right now.

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Analysis: Sessions tiptoes around questions of basic democratic norms

One day, President Trump calls the US justice system a "laughingstock." The next day he wants it used to investigate his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. He appears to hold unparalleled disregard for the independence of the US justice system.

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McConnell floats Sessions' name to replace Roy Moore

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a replacement for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct and assault of teenagers when he was in his 30s.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

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Europe Edition: Zimbabwe, Emmanuel Macron, Jeff Sessions: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner , which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner, which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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Anderson Cooper calls out Sessions' selective memory

During a contentious House judiciary hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified that he remembers the meeting with George Papadopoulos, but his memory about conversations is limited.

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Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.

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10 moments to remember from Sessions' testimony

It was a tale of two hearings, and five long hours, Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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Jeff Sessions, Taxes, Roy Moore: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Jeff Sessions' many denials on Russia, explained

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for another round of heated testimony regarding what he knew about the Trump campaign's interactions with Russians.

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Jeff Sessions Says He Didn’t Lie About Russian Contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied that he lied when he testified about Russian contacts in October. He also said he was aware of African-American groups that have transformed themselves into “violent activists.”

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Sessions Says He Did Not Lie to Congress on Contacts with Russia

In a marathon session with the House Judiciary Committee, the attorney general said he could not recall a campaign adviser’s briefing on Russia but did remember stopping a Trump-Putin meeting.

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Lawmaker to Sessions: You either lied then or now

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) tells US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that his current statement regarding Russian meetings before the House judiciary committee directly contradicts his previous statement before a Senate committee under oath.

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Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Myanmar, Jeff Sessions, Iran: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sessions, Ryan say they believe U.S Senate candidate Moore's accusers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to abandon his campaign increased on Tuesday, with two more prominent Republicans saying they believe sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama man are credible.

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'To the best of my recollection' covers a huge contradiction on Russia for the attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was adamant about one thing during his hours-long testimony in front of the House judiciary committee on Tuesday: He has never lied under oath regarding what he knew and when he knew it about the interactions between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russia.

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Sessions refuses to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday declined to answer when asked if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Sessions will not answer if White House asked about AT&T Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts.

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Attorney general insists he hasn't made any false statements in his previous congressional testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told lawmakers that he now remembers a meeting with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose work is now a focus of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, but denied having a clear memory of full the conversation.