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Violent clashes at white nationalist rally

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Two people have been injured after an altercation during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today according to the city of Charlottesville's verified twitter account. The injuries are characterized as serious but non-life threatening. [Source]

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‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult

The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.

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IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally

Jan 18 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.

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Wall St. pauses rally as utilities, industrials fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Thursday as losses in industrials and interest-rate sensitive sectors offset marginal gains in tech stocks.

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Rallying: Sainz takes another step towards Dakar victory

(Reuters) - Carlos Sainz moved a step closer to a second Dakar win on Thursday after finishing the 12th stage with a 44 minute lead over Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel and two days remaining.

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Wall St. rally falters as healthcare, industrials drag

(Reuters) - Losses in healthcare and industrial stocks paused Wall Street's new year rally that had driven the blue-chip Dow index to its fastest ever 1,000 point rise.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dip after rally as energy weighs; bond yields climb

* Dollar remains soft (Updates with U.S. market open, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)

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UPDATE 1-European shares post modest rise after U.S. and Asia rally

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - European shares notched up modest gains on Thursday, failing to match a rally that lifted Wall Street and Asia to new records.

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European shares post modest rise after U.S., Asia rally

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - European shares notched up modest gains on Thursday, falling short of a rally that lifted Wall Street and Asia to new records.

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White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly released report by the Anti-Defamation League.

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White House did not tell Bannon to invoke executive privilege: Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told Fox News on Wednesday the White House did not tell former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon to invoke executive privilege in closed testimony before Congress on its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Not Fully Informed’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

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White House chief of staff tells Democrats he worked to change the President's stance on immigration

White House chief of staff John Kelly, in talking about the wall and immigration, told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of President Donald Trump's positions as a candidate were uninformed, sources told CNN.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends up as banks lead rally after rate hike

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Wednesday, with financial stocks leading a broad but shallow rally as the Bank of Canada hiked rates, offsetting losses among gold miners as the price of the precious metal slipped.

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Rallying: Sainz stretches Dakar lead after penalty rescinded

(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz stretched his Dakar Rally lead to more than an hour on Wednesday after organizers rescinded a 10-minute penalty imposed earlier in the week for an incident with a quadbike.

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White House backs short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threw its support on Wednesday behind a Republican proposal to pass a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 and avert a shutdown, dealing a blow to Democrats who want such a measure to include immigration protections.

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Congress should consult on confidential inquiries in Russia probes: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should consult with the White House whenever it seeks confidential information that may be covered by executive privilege, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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White House says it supports short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supports a short-term bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown, even though its first preference would have been for a long-term deal.

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WHITE HOUSE: Flake is criticizing Trump for attention

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to the speech Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave on President Trump's treatment of the press, saying the Senator is looking for attention.

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

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Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

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From Charlottesville to Gainesville to a College Town Near You, Campuses Brace for More Tumult in 2018

Public universities grapple with balancing freedom of expression — even hate speech — with providing safe campuses.

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Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

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Schiff: White House imposed gag order on Bannon

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the White House placed a "gag order" on Steve Bannon during his meeting with the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russia investigation.

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White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

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Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Bipartisan immigration plan fell short on border security: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration proposal presented to President Donald Trump last week failed to adequately address his priorities, particularly in its level of funding for border security, the White House said on Tuesday.

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President asked the White House doctor for a cognitive exam after speculation about Trump's mental fitness

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in "excellent health," provided more details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday.

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White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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White House doctor considered a variety of cognitive tests

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who examined President Trump, says he did not think the President needed a cognitive exam but gave him one at Trump's request.

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CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

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White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.

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Graham blasts White House staff over immigration fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."

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Acosta: White House officials blocked questions

CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.

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METALS-Zinc scales 10-year peak as base metals rally

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with closing prices)

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METALS-Zinc surges to 10-year peak as base metals rally

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates throughout, adds LONDON dateline)

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Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage but Sainz remains well ahead

(Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel fought back to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia on Sunday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz remained more than an hour clear of the field.

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Rallying: Sainz takes Dakar lead as Peterhansel hits trouble

(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz seized the lead in the Dakar Rally from Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel on Saturday after the defending champion struck a rock and lost an hour and 45 minutes repairing his car.

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Golf: Asia rally to stay one point clear of Europe in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asia made a strong comeback after trailing early to split Saturday's EurAsia Cup foursomes with Europe as the hosts maintained a one-point lead over the defending champions going into the final day's 12 singles matches.

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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Rallying: Peterhansel leads Dakar into Bolivia

(Reuters) - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel led the Dakar Rally into Bolivia on Thursday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz trimmed the Frenchman's lead with his first stage win of this year's event.

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White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

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Asian shares step back from New Year rally as trade concerns resurface

TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares ran out of steam on Thursday as concerns about the U.S. administration's protectionist stance hit Wall Street while U.S. bonds were dented by speculation China may curtail buying.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares step back from New Year rally as trade concerns resurface

* Report China mulls reducing buying in U.S. bonds rattle markets

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Police stand guard outside class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. yields at 10-month high on China report; S&P 500 snaps rally

* Dollar falls on China report (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)

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White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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White House corrects DACA meeting transcript

The White House issued an updated transcript from President Trump's immigration meeting after it initially excluded a line in which the President appeared to agree with a clean bill to protect Dreamers.

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Rallying-Loeb out of Dakar as Peterhansel forges on

(Reuters) - Nine-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb withdrew from the Dakar Rally on Wednesday while defending champion Stephane Peterhansel stretched his lead after the last full stage in Peru.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea, that the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Grubhub and White Castle Announce Partnership

* GRUBHUB - ‍ CO, WHITE CASTLE ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL OFFER DELIVERY FROM CASTLES ACROSS COUNTRY, IN MARKETS WHERE BOTH BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE​

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Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

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‘Outrageous,’ White House Says of DACA Ruling, as Trump Calls Court System ‘Broken’

Republicans and Democrats are in the middle of a legislative battle over the program created by President Barack Obama, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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White confident of legacy regardless of Pyeongchang result

LONDON (Reuters) - There are very few winter Olympians who have transcended their sport quite like the pioneering American Shaun White, a two-time halfpipe gold medal winner widely regarded as the greatest competitive snowboarder in history.

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Editorial Observer: Monuments to White Supremacy

Tennessee lawmakers can no longer plausibly deny racist origins of the Confederate monument movement.

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Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev at White House on January 16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Jan. 16, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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Bike champion Sunderland out of Dakar Rally

(Reuters) - Sam Sunderland's Dakar Rally title defense ended on Tuesday after the British motorcycle rider crashed in Peru's Ica desert while leading the race.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks' 2018 rally goes on, U.S. crude hits 3-year high

* Wall Street rises to record highs again, extends 2018 rally

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Trump to attend Davos economic forum: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month, his chief spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

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OPEC's cheer over 2018 oil rally tinged by shale worries

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil's price rally this year to its highest since May 2015 may seem a source of glee for OPEC, but some in the producer group fear the gains could prompt shale companies to crank open their spigots and flood the market.

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Fans rally around Bella Thorne after sexual abuse revelation

Fans are pouring out support for actress Bella Thorne after the actress revealed on social media that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

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The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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BOJ bond tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan's bond-buying program shunted the yen higher on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying program caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying programme caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2015, but doubts loom over rally

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices hit their highest since 2015 again on Tuesday as speculators bet on further price rises amid OPEC-led production cuts and a dip in American drilling activity, though some warned the rally could run out of steam.

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Engineers allege Google discriminates against white men and conservatives

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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing about gender differences, accused the company of workplace discrimination in a lawsuit.

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S&P keeps New Year's rally alive, Dow eases

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 extended its winning streak for 2018 on Monday although its advance slowed to a crawl as the healthcare and financial sectors weighed and investors awaited the start of the quarterly earnings season.

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Wall St. rally eases up as healthcare, banks weigh

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 barely rose on Monday while the healthcare and financial sectors weighed and investors took a breather ahead of earnings season and after the strong rally that marked the start of 2018.

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Peterhansel leads the Dakar Rally but al-Attiyah hits back

(Reuters) - Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel took over the lead of the Dakar Rally on Monday, the third driver in three days to hit the front, while Qatar's Nasser al-Attiyah won the stage in southern Peru.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar climbs; stocks edge up after last week's rally

* U.S. bond prices gain ahead of auctions (Updates with oil price settlements, adds gold price)

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Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Jan. 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday, embarking on a tour originally planned for last month after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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Wall Street new year rally pauses as healthcare, bank stocks weigh

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 opened lower for the first time in 2018 on Monday, as losses in healthcare and financial stocks cut short Wall Street's strongest start to a year in a decade.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:

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Her message of 'a new day is on the horizon' could have doubled as a campaign rallying cry

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

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White House sends mixed messages on infrastructure

President Donald Trump and his top economic adviser appear to have different views about the use of public-private partnerships for building projects, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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Trump, Macron discuss North Korea, Iran: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Saturday, the White House said on Sunday, and Trump provided Macron with an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula and the two discussed demonstrations in Iran.

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Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Russian government has launched a sophisticated campaign to influence Mexico's 2018 presidential election and stir up division, a senior White House official said in a video clip published by Mexican newspaper Reforma.

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Rallying: Despres puts Peugeot into the Dakar lead in Peru

(Reuters) - Frenchman Cyril Despres put Peugeot into the lead of the Dakar Rally on Sunday as the French manufacturer bounced back from a difficult opening day in the dunes around Pisco in southern Peru.

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Rallying: Qatar's al-Attiyah leads Dakar after day one in Peru

(Reuters) - Qatar's two-times winner Nasser al-Attiyah took the opening stage of the Dakar Rally in Peru on Saturday while Britain's defending motorcycle champion Sam Sunderland led the way on two wheels.

Religion-State Relations nytimes.com

Opinion: The Museum of the Bible Is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists

If your plan is to build a more religious country, Washington is a good place to start.

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White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a White House official said on Friday, as Romney girds for a potential run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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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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Red hot rally in stocks, risk assets has some way to run - BAML

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The powerful rally in global stocks and other markets is likely to persist until higher borrowing costs and a stronger dollar force investors to back off, Bank of America Merrill-Lynch's analysts said on Friday.

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For Trump, image is everything. A new exposé on the White House is likely painful for the President.

Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.

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Oil dips away from 2015 highs as doubts emerge over rally

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday, dropping away from highs last seen in 2015, as soaring U.S. production undermined a 10-percent rally from lows hit in December that was driven by tightening supply and political tensions in OPEC member Iran.

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White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and Trump administration officials met at the White House on Thursday, hoping to hammer out compromise legislation to tighten restrictions on Iran while keeping Washington in an international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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JGBs flat, capped by rallying equities

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were flat across the board on Friday, capped by an ongoing surge in the equity market.

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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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Oil dips away from 2015 highs as doubts over rally emerge

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday, dropping away from highs last seen in 2015, as soaring production in the United States undermined the 10 percent rally from lows hit in December that was driven by tightening supply and political tensions in OPEC member Iran.

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Oil prices hold near 2015 highs, but doubts over rally emerge

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Friday, with Brent crude up by more than 10 percent from its December lows on the back of political tensions in OPEC-member Iran and a tightening U.S. market.

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Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

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Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the New Year's rally for the stock market.

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Canadian marijuana producers end rally as U.S. set to tighten enforcement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian cannabis stocks fell on Thursday after the U.S. government said it would resume enforcement of federal laws banning marijuana in states that had legalized pot, disrupting a seven-day rally that boosted shares to record highs.

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Dow ends above 25,000; Wall St extends new year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the new year's rally for the stock market.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-style drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday but the losing Democrat said she could challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-styled drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday, state elections board Chairman James Alcorn said.

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Virginia Official Pulls Republican’s Name From Bowl to Pick Winner of Tied Race

The winner means the House is narrowly in Republican hands 51-49.

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Dow Roars Past 25,000 as 2-Year Rally Rolls On

The benchmark stock index topped 25,000 points for the first time, maintaining an ascent that began in early 2016.

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Virginia set for tie-breaking lot draw to decide House control

What's likely to be the most important lot draw in American political history is set to take place here Thursday.

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rally picks up pace as services growth impresses

* Autos boosted by better-than-expected U.S. car sales (Updates prices, adds detail, quotes)

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Autos, oil shares help European stocks rally pick up pace

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A rally in European stocks picked up pace on Thursday, following the lead of Asian shares which hit a ten-year peak overnight, as better-than-expected U.S. car sales data and rising oil prices drove auto and energy stocks higher.

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World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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Trump breaks with Bannon, says former White House aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in excerpts from a new book.

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Baseball: World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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Anderson Cooper questions White House's line of attack

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions the White House's line of attack on Steve Bannon, whom White House press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says did not wield influence, despite his official title as "Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President."

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White House defends Trump's nuclear taunting

President Donald Trump's escalated statements against North Korea have revived questions in Washington about the President's authority to approve the use of nuclear weapons. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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White House officials feared Bannon would do this

The war that erupted between the White House and Steve Bannon Wednesday is one many people inside the West Wing feared would happen after the former chief strategist was pushed out of the administration several months ago.

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Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

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Virginia’s Tiebreaker Drawing Is Back On. But It May Not Settle House Race.

While unusual, drawing lots to select political leaders has a rich history. Other means of settling ties include coin-flipping and card-picking.

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White House responds to Bannon claims

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump was "furious and disgusted" by the claims made by Steve Bannon in a new book.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Virginia court rejects Democrat's bid in tied state House race: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate in a disputed state House of Delegates race to reconsider its ruling that the election had ended in a tie, Washington's WTOP radio reported.

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White House defends Trump's golfing

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's golf outings, saying he has improved relationships with congressmen while on the course.

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Analysis: Why a Scaramucci return to the White House would make perfect sense

At first blush, the idea of Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the wild and crazy 10-day stint as White House communications director -- returning to the Trump orbit in Washington seems, well, insane.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm markets kick off 2018 with a rally

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Latin American markets started 2018 on Tuesday on a strong footing as solid global economic growth data drove investors to unwind year-end hedges. China's Caixin index of Chinese industry rose to a four-month high of 51.5 in December, confounding forecasts for a decline. The reading pointed to resilience for the world's largest consumer of commodities even as Beijing cracks down on industrial pollution and engineers a cooling prope

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Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by authorities of a crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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UPDATE 10-Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

* Protesters chant: "Reza Shah, bless your soul", breaking taboo

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

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UPDATE 9-Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

* Protesters chant: "Reza Shah, bless your soul", breaking taboo

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UPDATE 8-Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

* Protesters chant" "Reza Shah, bless your soul", breaking taboo

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Iran protesters rally again, defying warning of crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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Woman without headscarf waves white shawl

A woman without her headscarf waves a white shawl in what appears to be part of a social media campaign protesting an Iranian law that requires women to wear hijabs.

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White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it was set to kick off talks next week with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on immigration policy, government spending and other issues that need to be wrapped up early in the new year.

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Protesters rally in Iran as demonstrations spread

DUBAI (Reuters) - Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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Protests rally in western Iran, some demonstrators detained in Tehran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian police dispersed anti-government protesters in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, the Fars semi-official news agency said, as protests spread to Tehran and apparently several other cities a day after rallies in the northeast.

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BRIEF-Whitestone REIT Confirms Receipt of Notice of Trustee Nominations

* WHITESTONE REIT- ‍KBS SOR PROPERTIES SUBMITTED NOTICE ON DEC 28,TO NOMINATE 3 INDIVIDUALS FOR ELECTION AS CLASS III TRUSTEES TO CO'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

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The stone that built the White House

About an hour's drive from Washington, a quiet, suburban neighborhood gives way to an unassuming gravel parking lot. Neighbors meander on a newly constructed boardwalk with their dogs and strollers, passing over a creek until the deck gives way to Government Island. Today, it's a peaceful Stafford County park with a mile and a half of wooded trail, rocks, plants and wildlife. But in the 1790s, it was a hub of activity: This island provided the stone for the White House.

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Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore

The state produced a guidebook on questionable ballots after the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential race. But it’s now facing a similar snafu.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks rally with surge in metals prices, U.S. dollar retreats

* U.S. dollar under pressure (Updates to U.S. market open; updates byline and dateline, previous LONDON)

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World stocks in year-end rally as dollar retreats, copper surges

LONDON (Reuters) - Buoyant commodity prices alongside a pullback in U.S. bond yields and the dollar propelled world stocks to new record highs on Thursday, signaling the rally would likely extend into 2018.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks in year-end rally as dollar retreats, copper surges

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Buoyant commodity prices alongside a pullback in U.S. bond yields and the dollar propelled world stocks to new record highs on Thursday, signalling the rally would likely extend into 2018.

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Ex-White House lawyer: Rooney does not belong in Congress

Richard Painter, former White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, slams Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney for his comments calling for a purge of the FBI.

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UPDATE 2-European chipmakers tumble on iPhone demand scare; miners rally

* Liquidity remains thin in holiday-shortened week (Adds details, closing prices)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks climb as copper rally offsets iPhone X worries

* Strong global growth expectations weigh on dollar (Updates to U.S. market open, changes byline and dateline, previous LONDON)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs on rally in energy, metal mining shares

TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Wednesday as a recent rally in commodity prices helped boost the shares of energy and metal mining companies.

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Russian opposition leader Navalny calls for election boycott rally

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he was organising a nationwide rally on Jan. 28 to support his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election.

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Nikkei inches up, crude rally lifts oil-related shares

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares.

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Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up as metals rally signals solid growth outlook

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday with oil and copper prices rocketing to multi-year highs in an uplifting sign for global growth and inflation, while major currencies were becalmed in a holiday-shortened week.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.

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Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been postponed, election officials in the U.S. state said on Tuesday, after the Democrat candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Commodities gain, equities pause 2017 rally in holiday trading

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Investors scooped up commodities on Tuesday during a holiday-shortened week, but took a far more mixed view of U.S. equities as shares of Apple Inc sagged.

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White House denies report that Trump slammed immigrants

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

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In just a year, the White House has alienated US allies and played into the hands of foes

Men in combat fatigues posed for pictures on the border between Syria and Iraq, as they waved national and paramilitary flags. To them, this was not just another meeting, but a hard-fought triumph. Years of fighting had allowed Iran's partners and proxies to finally link up from various parts of the war-torn Levant.

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White House denies NYT report claiming Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

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The White Internet’s Love Affair With Digital Blackface

All across the internet, white people feel empowered to play around with black identity.

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White House media moments that shocked us in 2017

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With Trump in the White House, the Family Business Takes It Down a Notch

The company’s only major deal since President Trump took office lacks customary big city flair. A strip mall is across the street.

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Trump skips end-of-year White House press conference

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Legal action to see whether UK could unilaterally stop Brexit gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A group of anti-Brexit Scottish lawmakers has been given the go-ahead to pursue legal action to establish whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally stop the process of leaving the EU, a Scottish court said on Friday.

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Top Trump aide to depart White House

Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn will leave the administration early next year, CNN has learned, and is expected to pursue work in the private sector. His departure has been rumored for weeks, and sources familiar with the matter say he has been privately telling his West Wing colleagues that he would likely leave soon.

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Bitcoin plunges. Is the rally over?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Dispute Over Midterm Game Plan Erupts Inside the White House

A meeting involving President Trump and his top advisers devolved into a heated exchange between his former campaign adviser and the White House political director.

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Ululations, tears as white Zimbabwean farmer returns to seized land

RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time white Zimbabwean farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.

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House Democrats rally to protect Special Counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives rallied behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, after recent attempts by Republicans and conservative news outlets to discredit him and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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After investigation, New York Times reporter returning, but not to White House beat

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Virginia is proof that every vote counts

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A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

A panel of judges agreed to count a challenged ballot for the Republican incumbent, so control of the House of Delegates may be decided in a drawing.

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Senior White House adviser promoted conspiracy theories on the radio

A White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security promoted several far-right conspiracy theories in past radio appearances, a CNN KFile review has found.

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After ruling, Virginia legislature's majority to be chosen by lot

(Reuters) - A race that had appeared to change the balance of power in Virginia's legislature was ruled a tie on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winner of the outstanding district to be chosen by lot, which could leave Republicans in the legislature's majority.

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Rallying: Loeb returns to Citroen for three rallies in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Nine times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will make a limited comeback next season by racing three rounds of the world championship with Citroen, the French manufacturer said on Wednesday.

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Glenn Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won’t Cover White House

Mr. Thrush, who was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, will no longer cover the White House when he returns from his suspension in late January, The Times said.

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Name will be drawn out of a hat to settle Virginia Legislature race

A three-judge panel deliberating the final certification of the recount in the Virginia House of Delegates race has determined another vote should be counted, tying the race between Democrat Shelly Simonds and incumbent Republican Del. David Yancey.

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Wall Street rally stalls as tax bill clears Congress

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were flat on Wednesday, taking a breather after a month-long rally and as U.S. Treasury yields rose as a bill to cut $1.5 trillion in taxes progressed toward the finish line.

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Tax overhaul may add fresh fuel to red-hot tech rally

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years, set to win final approval by lawmakers on Wednesday, may add fuel to a rally in technology stocks that has powered Wall Street to record highs this year.

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White House aide sees temporary funding fix for children's health program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A short-term fix to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program into January will likely be part of a stop-gap government funding bill Congress is expected to approve this week, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Wednesday.

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November's capture of the governorship and several legislative seats.

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Single Vote Decides Race That Creates Even Split in Virginia House

Republicans appear to have lost control of the House of Delegates in a nail-biting recount that produced a 50-50 division in the Legislature.

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Will it be a white Christmas? Here's the forecast

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, "wish-casting" a weather forecast gets you only so far. If you want to know where to go to have the best odds, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an interactive map that guides you through the climatological chances individual towns have of having a white Christmas.

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Wall Street rally stalls ahead of tax bill vote

(Reuters) - Wall Street dipped on Tuesday ahead of a vote on a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax system, with a pullback in technology stocks leading the declines after two strong session of gains on hopes that Congress will vote in favor of the bill.

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US STOCKS-Wall St rally stalls ahead of tax bill vote

* Indexes down: S&P 0.22 pct, Nasdaq 0.52 pct, Dow 0.17 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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'White gold' on deck of French trawler signals bumper haul of scallops

OFF THE COAST OF NORMANDY, France (Reuters) - On the trawler Thierisa the mood was festive. It was the first day of the scallop season and the deck already groaned with the "white gold" of a bumper...

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EMERGING MARKETS-S.African assets rally further on reform hopes from new ANC leader

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - South African stocks and bonds swept higher on Tuesday, extending gains after the election of market-friendly Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ruling ANC party, while the rand hovered near nine-month highs versus the dollar.

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White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Monday the United States believes North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyberattack earlier this year.

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Trump Nominee Withdraws in Latest Judicial Setback for White House

The nominee, Matthew Petersen, was the third in recent days to remove himself from consideration, another embarrassment for the White House selection process.