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Body of small child found during search for 3-year-old

Texas authorities on Sunday discovered the body of a small child while searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been missing for more than two weeks.

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Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez trails in Senate race: early tally

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The candidate backed by Argentina's business-friendly president, Mauricio Macri, held a wide lead against former President Cristina Fernandez in Sunday's race for the Senate in the bellwether province of Buenos Aires, early election results showed on Sunday.

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E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.

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Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts.

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A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.

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Why Trump's visit to Capitol Hill could get tense

President Trump faces huge personnel and policy decisions while visiting the Hill this week to push tax reform. His upcoming trip to Asia could be ... complicated. And will he push for a new Fed Chair to replace Janet Yellen?

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Top Senate Republican aims for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican says he believes Congress can pass tax legislation by year-end, and he and other leaders are not abandoning the goal of a revenue-neutral bill.

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How a 'grand bargain' on Puerto Rico's debt could work

Fareed Zakaria floated the idea of a "grand bargain" between the federal government and the people of Puerto Rico to resolve the country's economic crisis.

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Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts.

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$4 million Rodin sculpture discovered in NJ town hall by 22-year-old archivist

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Reopening of schools could bring some normalcy to Puerto Rico

As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home.

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Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules

The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said.

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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

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News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Going Against the Republican Herd

Party members who reject Bannonism must stand up and be counted.

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Turkish banks could face big U.S. fines over Iran: report

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Six Turkish banks face billions of dollars of fines from U.S. authorities over alleged violations of sanctions with Iran, the Haberturk newspaper reported on Saturday, citing senior banking sources.

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Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting

Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign. 

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Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation

Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.

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Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits

A move to reduce contribution limits would almost certainly prompt a vocal backlash from middle-class workers who save heavily in such retirement accounts.

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US deficit hits $666 billion -- this year

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada

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Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds a cabinet meeting Saturday to decide on emergency measures for the independence-minded region.

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil's costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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Brazil's CSN expects to issue bonds by year-end, CEO says

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional SA plans to sell bonds on international markets in an effort to improve its debt profile, Benjamin Steinbruch, chief executive officer, said on Friday.

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Official candidate seen ahead in Buenos Aires Senate race: poll

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's ruling party candidate for Senate in the key province of Buenos Aires is 4.8 percentage points ahead of the opposition candidate, according to a poll by consultancy Management & Fit sent exclusively to Reuters on Friday.

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Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation

The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.

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Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer

Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

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Laptops could be banned from checked bags

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Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled.

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BRIEF-Baker Hughes expects activity to stay flat through year-end - Conf Call

* Baker Hughes - Expect activity to stay flat through year-end till market has "better line of sight" into 2018 budgets, operators' production hedge positions - Conf Call

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Congresswoman Accuses Kelly of Lying, Escalating Dispute Over Trump’s Condolence Call

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

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BRIEF-Schlumberger on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

* Schlumberger NV says remain on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

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UPDATE 1-Honeywell raises full-year forecast; shares hit record

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc raised it full-year sales forecast as its aerospace business sees higher demand for spare parts and services such as maintenance from the airline industry.

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Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

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Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

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UPDATE 2-Baker Hughes posts big profit miss, sees challenging year

* Baker Hughes Q3 adj. EPS of $0.05 vs est. $0.11 (Adds analyst estimate, background, shares)

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Futures up after Senate clears a hurdle to tax cuts

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday after the Senate cleared a budget blueprint, taking the Trump administration a step closer to fulfilling its promise of lowering taxes to stimulate growth.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024

The Democratic Party has scarcely begun a serious reckoning with its defeat last year. It lives still in a coastal echo chamber of identity politics and Trump-bashing.

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Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Asian shares, dollar gain after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar gained on Friday after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar gain after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave way for tax reform

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U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge

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Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia

Former President Barack Obama abandoned nine months of political silence to accuse Ed Gillespie of tactics that he called “damaging and corrosive to our democracy.”

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UPDATE 1-Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago -NHK

* Transport ministry: Nissan investigation into misconduct ongoing

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Asian shares perk up after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares perk up after US Senate passes budget plan

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave way for tax reform

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Senate Approves Budget Plan That Smooths Path Toward Tax Cut

On Thursday night, the Senate narrowly approved a budget plan that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster.

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Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.

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Senate passes budget bill with an eye toward tax cuts

The Senate voted Thursday to pass a budget resolution for next year that is mostly significant because it could make it easier for Republicans to pass major tax cuts, a top GOP priority.

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Republicans Ready to Move on a Tax Plan Few Have Seen

Republicans are set to move quickly to pass a tax bill that they have drafted in secret.

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Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker.

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Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

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Editorial: The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

A federal court on Wednesday heard the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.

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Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.

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On Washington: Will Mitch McConnell Help His Friend Get a Health Care Deal?

Senator Lamar Alexander is going to need some help from Senator Mitch McConnell, a friend for nearly 50 years, if his health care compromise is to become law.

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U.S. Senate to vote on measure to block drilling in Arctic reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation.

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EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.

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Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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BRIEF-‍Ameriserv Financial Bank, USW local 2635-06 agree to new 4-year contract​

* ‍Ameriserv Financial Bank and United Steelworkers (USW) local 2635-06 have agreed to a new four-year contract​

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Condolence Call Controversy

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s interactions with gold star families.

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‘Dear Helene: Could You Not Wear Beachwear on Sunday A.M. Talk Shows?’

The time our Pentagon correspondent’s mail was about a different sort of “arms” control.

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Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

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Congressional Memo: For the Senate’s Budget Blueprint, It’s Better Late Than Never

The Senate’s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

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Trump to address Senate Republicans on Tuesday: Senator Barrasso

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch next Tuesday, a member of the Senate's Republican leadership said on Thursday.

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Senate heads for vote crucial to Trump's tax reform plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.

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Economic View: A Stock Market Panic Like 1987 Could Happen Again

On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market fell more than 20 percent. It would be comforting to believe a crash couldn’t recur. But we are still at risk.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian hostages held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday that a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed last week.

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U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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In the Running: She’s a Conservative Who Loves Cher. Could She Be New York’s Next Mayor?

The mayoral candidate faces long odds to unseat the Democrat incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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When data overseas could crack the case

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BRIEF-Bank Of New York Mellon issues Q4, full-year guidance

* Bank of New York Mellon - ‍"expect performance fees in investment management business in Q4 will be similar to Q4 of 2016" - conf call

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U.S. jobless claims hit more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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U.S. jobless claims drop to more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

* UK Q3 retail sales +1.5 pct yy, lowest since Q2 2013 * ONS and economists cite drag from higher inflation * Sterling hits one-week low against U.S. dollar * BoE Nov rate rise still seen likely, doubts for 2018 (Adds market and economist reaction) By David Milliken and Alistair Smout LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand rem

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

The advent of Trumpism is a symptom of the erosion of our basic institutions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: McCain the Hedgehog vs. Bannon the Honey Badger

Steve Bannon has as much use for honor as a pornographer for dress.

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Could the 1987 stock market crash happen again?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, U.S. stocks are at a record high and investors are concerned that steep valuations may mean a correction is overdue, despite healthy corporate earnings and economic growth.

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Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

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Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.

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FEATURE-Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

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Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit Early

Amid disarray in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker close to party leaders, is expected to quit midway through his term.

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Europe’s Fastest-Growing Economy Could Be Headed for Trouble

Much of the growth in Romania is the product of a consumer bonanza, and economists worry that the good times cannot last given a lack of investment.

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U.S. Must Allow Undocumented 17-Year-Old to Have Abortion, Judge Says

Lawyers for the teenager accused federal officials of blocking her access to an abortion by not letting her leave a Texas shelter.

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Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose to near decade highs on Thursday, continuing to ride on a global equities rally, while the dollar resumed its rise on the back of a spike in U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index near 10-yr high, Nikkei hits 21-yr peak

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Australian senate rejects proposed visa, citizenship curbs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's lawmakers have rejected legislation that would tighten citizenship and foreign worker visa rules, a blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who had sought to stop a loss of his support base to far-right political parties.

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Editorial: The White House Sees Only Dollar Signs in the Arctic

With subterfuge and an ear for those who can gain financially, the administration pushes to drill oil and mine gold in fragile areas.

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BRIEF-Global Eagle announces fourth quarter and full year 2016 results

* Global Eagle announces fourth quarter and full year 2016 results

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UPDATE 8-White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds detail from court hearing in third to last paragraph)

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Editorial: Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has had bipartisan support, as does a compromise to save Obamacare. Republicans could wreck both.

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Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO after nearly 17 years

(Reuters) - American Express Co said its chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault would step down early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No. 1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

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Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO next year

(Reuters) - American Express Co said Kenneth Chenault will step down as chief executive early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No.1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

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White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

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Senate Republicans appear to have votes to pave way to tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans appeared to have enough votes on Wednesday to pass a budget measure that is crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes of enacting tax reform legislation before the end of the year.

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White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.

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UPDATE 5-White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds Senator Thune comments, action by Democratic attorneys general)

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Bipartisan Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare runs into trouble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year low; building permits tumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts hit one-year low; building permits tumble

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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Trump Qualifies Support for Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

After voicing support, the president offered a different take on the plan, while its Republican architect predicted it would pass before the end of the year.

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U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

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IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world's first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

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UPDATE 1-Puma raises outlook for third time this year

* Puma, Adidas taking U.S. market share from Nike (Adds details, background)

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Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan.

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Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation "bailing out" insurance companies.

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U.S. Senate backers of Obamacare deal seek support but prospects unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year low in September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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Return of Bangladesh opposition chief could herald more active politics

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's opposition leader, former prime minister Khaleda Zia, returned home on Wednesday to a rapturous welcome from her supporters after more than three months away for medical treatment in Britain.

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At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

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U.S. housing starts fall to one-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South, suggesting that housing probably remained a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.

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SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.

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BRIEF-Radian enters into three-year, $225 mln unsecured revolving credit facility​

* Radian improves financial flexibility, strengthens capital structure and provides update on restructuring of services business

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BRIEF-CVS Health signs five-year agreement with Anthem

* CVS Health signs five-year agreement with anthem, inc. To provide services to support ingeniorx

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Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Sessions set for Senate grilling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will once again be in the hot seat in front of his former colleagues Wednesday, when he testifies before the Senate judiciary committee.

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Public Health: Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.

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Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.

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Is Trump Violating the Constitution? In Absentia, He Defends Himself in Court

At issue is whether the Trump Hotel in Washington violates a provision banning federal officials from accepting economic benefits from governments at home or abroad.

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China's electric car output to hit one million next year: BAIC chairman

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's electric vehicle (EV) production could touch 1 million units next year and 3 million units by 2020, said Xu Heyi, chairman of carmaker BAIC Group, on Wednesday, likely exceeding a government set target.

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Lawmaker: Puerto Rico could be another Flint

Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York slams President Trump's response to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as millions still seek clean water.

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UPDATE 2-Higher costs prompt Flybe profit warning in tough year for airlines

* Flybe is latest example of tough airline market (Adds share price, analyst reaction)

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UPDATE 2-Akzo Nobel warns operating profit will not grow this year

* Still planning special dividend, chemicals sale (Updates with CEO remarks, background)

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Mitsubishi Motors eyes 30 percent rise in vehicle sales in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday said it planned to boost revenue and annual car sales by 30 percent in the next three years and crank up R&D investment as the Japanese automaker expands its presence in Asia, the U.S. and China while it draws a line under last year's mileage cheating scandal.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.

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Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure.

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CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' U.S. Senate torture report then did not

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.

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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

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Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.

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CIA says mistakenly 'shredded' Senate torture report then did not

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday.

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Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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US investigators believe a company financed by Putin's 'chef' financed a group that spread fake news last year

Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed "chef" to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city's most exclusive restaurant.

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Senate presses ex-Trump aide's son for documents in Russia probe: source

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to provide documents and testimony as part of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, a source familiar with the congressional matter told Reuters.

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Republican Cochran back in Senate, says ready for tax debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said he had returned to Washington on Tuesday and was looking forward to "continuing work on the 2018 appropriations bills and to taking part in the debate on the budget and tax cuts."

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Carter Page subpoenaed by Senate intel committee

The Senate intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to former Donald Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer,

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UPDATE 4-UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, a year of changes by Trump

* Shares up 5 percent after forecast (Adds analyst comment, updates shares)

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Trump Says Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino Withdraws From Consideration

Representative Tom Marino had championed a law that undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

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10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2018

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On Washington: Trump and McConnell See a Way to Make Conservatives Happy

Under pressure to deliver legislatively, the president and the Senate majority leader are seeking to aggressively install conservative jurists at the appeals and district court level.

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Could this viral video win an Oscar?

The creators of the short animated film "In a Heartbeat" talk about the viral video being eligible to win an Oscar and the positive feedback, especially from the LGBT community.

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Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.

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Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year

The company beat expectations by adding 5.3 million subscribers in the third quarter and said it would ramp up its spending on original content.

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Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

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Largest fancy intense pink diamond could fetch $30M

The world's largest known fancy intense pink diamond could sell for up to $30 million at a November auction.

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Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

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The Swift Rise of Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s 31-Year-Old New Leader

Mr. Kurz, who began in politics as a teenager, is on track to become the world’s youngest head of government.

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Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January.

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Right and Left React to Bannon’s Harsh Words for McConnell

Writers from across the political spectrum on the continuing rifts inside the Republican Party.

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Senate Republican Murkowski leaning yes on tax reform budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Monday that she was leaning toward a "yes" vote on a Senate budget resolution intended to facilitate the passage of tax reform legislation later this year.

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After 93 years, Qantas finally gets the flight it wants

The Australian airline on Monday took delivery of the first of eight 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. It's a jet that Qantas is pinning its future to -- part of a years-long turnaround from record losses.

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.

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Netflix to spend up to $8 billion on programming next year

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Trump and McConnell Strive for Comity Amid Rising Tensions

President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life.

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Dispute over Venezuela vote could spark more unrest, sanctions

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition refused on Monday to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in weekend gubernatorial elections, raising the prospect of new protests and foreign sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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UPDATE 1-California extends ban on Wells Fargo business for at least another year

Oct 16 (Reuters) - California will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co for at least another year, Treasurer John Chiang said on Monday, after the state suspended doing business with the bank in 2016 as punishment for a sales practices scandal.

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Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda

Trump said that some Republicans “should be ashamed at themselves” for failing to support the president’s agenda, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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California extends sanctions against Wells Fargo for at least another year

(Reuters) - California will extend sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co for at least another year, Treasurer John Chiang said at a press conference Monday.

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Washington is turning against the US Senate

Some conservatives in the House of Representatives believe they've found a way to shield themselves from loss in 2018: run against the US Senate even if it means running against their own GOP colleagues.

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Kobe Steel shares hit near fiver-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.

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Why US allies could end up fighting each other in Iraq

Two armies funded and trained by the United States are now facing off in northern Iraq, a confrontation that could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader Middle East.

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German ambassador warns that internet controls could harm companies, isolate China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's internet restrictions have struck a "new blow" against foreign companies working there, Germany's ambassador said on Monday, warning that such moves could undermine Beijing's political and commercial ties with the world.

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Daimler starts reorganisation that could lead to break up

BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler has started the process of creating separate legal entities for its Mercedes Benz cars and Daimler Trucks divisions, a move that has fuelled speculation of an eventual break up of the German automaker.

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A Nafta Battleground on the Shores of Canada

A fight over a scuttled quarry project exemplifies one of the key disputes that has endangered a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Kobe Steel shares hit near five-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker's shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout.

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Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, commodities ride high on China

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied to a decade high on Monday as upbeat Chinese data boosted commodity prices, while the euro extended losses after the Catalan leader failed to give a clear answer to whether or not he declared independence from Spain.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, commodities ride high on China

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan index hits 10-year high, Nikkei at 21-yr high

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METALS-London copper hits 3-year high, breaking $7,000/T, on rosier China economy

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - London copper prices charged through the $7,000 mark for the first time in three years on Monday, underpinned by improving manufacturing profits in China that pointed to robust growth in the world's top user of metals. China's producer price inflation unexpectedly accelerated to a six-month high in September as a construction boom showed no signs of abating and as a government crackdown on air pol

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METALS-Copper nears three-year top on rosier China economy

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - London copper prices rose to near three-year highs on Monday, underpinned by improving manufacturing profits in China that pointed to a robust economy in the world's top user of metals. China's producer price inflation unexpectedly accelerated to a six-month high in September as a construction boom shows no signs of abating and as a government crackdown on air pollution triggers fears of winter s

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A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.

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Kobe Steel shares tumble to near five-year low as cheating crisis deepens

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of embattled Kobe Steel Ltd tumbled to their lowest level in nearly 5 years on Monday, as a cheating scandal at the Japanese steelmaker ensnared hundreds of firms and left investors fearing for the financial and legal fallout.

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Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while U.S. oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

* Iraqi forces move towards oil fields held by Kurds in Kirkuk

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Chieftain of Spite

Trump can’t hold a candle to Obama, so he’s taking a tiki torch to Obama’s legacy.

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Nikkei rises to fresh 21-year high; SoftBank surges

* SoftBank-controlled Sprint and T-Mobile plan to merge - Reuters

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Joshua Boyles says he didn't expect the impact of being held for five years to be so severe

Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in.

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Not on the Ballot, but Dominating the Virginia Governor’s Race: Trump

The Republican and Democratic candidates in the closely watched contest are struggling to deal with President Trump’s outsize influence.

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New Palestinian accord could end decade of misrule

In a brief ceremony held in Cairo last Thursday, Palestinian negotiators signed an agreement meant to bring an end to the bitter feud that has divided Hamas from the main Palestinian leadership. The leaders of Hamas and of the Palestinian Authority hailed the deal as the beginning of a new era, but much remains to be resolved, and the plan could unravel just as similar ones did in the past.

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Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.

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Macron says labor reforms need two years to bear fruit

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favor the rich, and said it would be two years before the full impact of his labor reforms would show in the job market.

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Why Bannon could have more influence on Trump from outside the White House

Golf diplomacy, a key assist for Nancy Pelosi, big questions about what the White House would accept in a bipartisan health care deal and behind-the-curtain details of President Trump's relationship with former chief strategist Stephen Bannon: it's all a part of our "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a taste of tomorrow's news today.

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Poll: 31-year-old conservative to become Austrian chancellor

Sebastian Kurz, a 31-year-old conservative, is set to become the next chancellor of Austria and Europe's youngest leader, though his party appears to have failed to win an outright majority, an exit poll predicts.

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Trump's new Senate friends: Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul

President Donald Trump is taking another swing at his relations with some former rivals.

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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

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On Baseball: 21 Years Later, Jeff Maier Gets to Relive His Big Moment

He is now the father of three. And yes, he was keeping tabs on the Yankees on Saturday when another 12-year-old fan got involved in a postseason home run.

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Releasing notes on fired FBI director's meetings with Trump could harm investigation, lawyers say

Government lawyers have asked a judge to reject CNN's requests to make public the memos of former FBI Director James Comey in which he details his meetings with President Donald Trump.

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4 Ways Trump Has Moved to Undo His Predecessors’ Legacies

President Trump has promised sweeping changes to health care, immigration, the Iran deal and trade. Here’s a look at where things stand now.

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Twitter gives profile names of Russian-linked accounts to Senate

Twitter has given staff of the Senate intelligence committee profile names of 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts at interfering in last year's election, two sources with knowledge of the matter confirm to CNN.

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Russian Senate head to discuss nuclear program with North, South Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior official in the Russian parliament will discuss North Korea's missile and nuclear program in separate talks with parliamentarians from Seoul and Pyongyang on Monday, TASS news agency said.

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Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan '18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up the pace of reunification talks which collapsed in acrimony in mid-2017.