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Strange twist in Texas murder case surfaces on death row, delaying execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas inmate Larry Swearingen, who has been sitting on death row for 17 years, may have been plotting to avoid his date with the execution chamber in November by having a serial murderer take the fall for his crime, according to a county prosecutor.

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How media pressure leads to White House action

"This is where media questioning matters." Olivia Nuzzi, Brian Karem, and John Kirby speak with Brian Stelter about how persistent questions from journalists shape President Trump's response to issues. The most recent example: an ambush in Niger.

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Eleven killed in clashes in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, official says

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethnic clashes killed 11 people this week in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, a regional government official said on Sunday, the latest unrest in a province that was wracked by violence in 2015 and 2016.

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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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Search for missing Texas oil-barge crew members suspended

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A sea and air search was suspended on Sunday for two crew members who went missing after an oil barge caught fire early on Friday and leaked an undetermined amount of the fuel into the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas, Texas, authorities said.

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Trump video played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes.

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Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

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Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video posted online for their work helping to raise funds to help victims of recent hurricanes.

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A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

(Reuters) - On the morning of October 17, two days before Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and spokesman for the so-called alt-right, was to speak at the University of Florida, my wife asked if I had heard anything about it.

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Trump films message ahead of concert

The White House released a message from President Donald Trump ahead of a hurricane relief benefit concert in Texas where all five living former presidents will appear.

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Body of missing worker recovered after Louisiana oil rig explosion

(Reuters) - The body of a worker missing since an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain exploded and caught fire on Sunday has been found, local officials said.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

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U.S. court hears arguments over immigrant detainee's abortion access

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. attorney told a federal appeals court on Friday that the government had no obligation to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old detained as an illegal immigrant in Texas, but a lawyer for the teen argued she has a constitutional right to receive the procedure.

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to the White House on Friday to have lunch with President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, a White House official said, describing the meeting as "nothing out of the ordinary."

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White House stands by Trump, Kelly's comments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that it is unfortunate that President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly's comments following the Niger ambush were misunderstood.

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U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been living illegally in New Hampshire under an informal deal with immigration officials.

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Wall St Weekahead-Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits.

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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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Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access.

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Britain's May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signaling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months.

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White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse.

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Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline)

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Trial wraps up for pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist accused of murder and fraud for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

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Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(Reuters) - U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

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As a white nationalist speaks, a bell tolls for peace

As white supremacist leader Richard Spencer prepared to take the stage at the University of Florida, a concert of bells rang through campus leaving a poignant message of unity.

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Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces clash near Kirkuk: security sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces clashed on Friday with Kurdish forces at Altun Kupri, 35 kilometers (22 miles) north west of Kirkuk, on the road between the city and Kurdish capital Erbil, security sources said.

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'Underwear bomber' sues U.S. Justice Department over rights

(Reuters) - A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights.

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Kenya election board CEO rejected by opposition goes on leave ahead of poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chief executive of Kenya's election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, said on Friday he was taking three weeks of leave.

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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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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.

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Supreme Court clears way for Alabama execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer and later rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.

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Alabama moves closer to planned Thursday execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer but delayed the lethal injection to consider a last-minute appeal to spare his life.

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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

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UPDATE 5-White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

* Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote (Updates with new comments from White House)

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What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

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Supreme court allows planned Alabama execution to proceed

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Alabama's planned execution of a man convicted of murdering a police officer to proceed on Thursday, lifting a halt imposed by a lower court over concerns about one of the drugs used in the state's lethal injection mix.

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White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

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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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White House chief of staff says he advised President on what to say and was 'stunned' by the criticism

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.

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Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

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Bush: White supremacy is 'blasphemy'

Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday morning while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.

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Bush: White supremacy is blasphemy

Former President George W. Bush delivers a speech on divisiveness in US politics.

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Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest.

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Senator McCain suggests subpoena to make White House cyber aide testify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain suggested on Thursday that a powerful congressional committee he controls may consider issuing a subpoena in order to make the White House's top cyber security official testify.

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TSMC sees on-quarter revenue growth at 10 pct ahead of iPhone X launch

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) said demand from mobile device makers is likely to push October-December revenue growth to 10 percent from three months prior, in a quarter when client Apple Inc begins sales of its iPhone X.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

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California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

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Kenya president snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for next week's presidential vote re-run.

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UF braces for white supremacist speech, protests

The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus.

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China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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INSIGHT-China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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Thailand's Buddhist monks order reforms ahead of royal transition

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Under growing pressure from Thailand's military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched a fresh round of reforms in recent weeks to clean up temples and overhaul a religion stalked by scandal.

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METALS-Copper marks time ahead of China reports

MELBOURNE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday amid prospects of better demand and ahead of a slew of economic readings out of China that were expected to signal a slowdown in economic growth. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was barely changed at $6,982 a tonne by 0136 GMT, having closed a tad softer in the previous session. A close below the $7,000 watermark may trigger a technical consolidation. LME copper hit

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Nikkei rises on global stock rally, heads for 13 straight days of gains

* Nikkei on track for longest daily winning streak since 1988

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White House seeks to explain unreleased Niger statement

It's not clear why it took President Donald Trump 12 days to publicly comment on the deaths of US troops killed in an ambush in Niger, but it wasn't for lack of effort from some White House officials.

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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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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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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White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent

That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

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Exclusive: White House to nominate Simons, Phillips, Chopra to FTC - White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will nominate Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

(Reuters) - Kentucky's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan they said will rescue the state's pension funds from becoming insolvent without breaking retirement promises made to public-sector workers.

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UPDATE 4-Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

* Catalonia faces direct rule imminently unless it drops secession

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Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

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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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Trump to announce Fed chair decision in 'coming days': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision on who will be the chair of the Federal Reserve in the "coming days," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

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Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

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Trump says he has proof his version of call to widow is accurate. White House says others were in the room

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday there is no recording of President Donald Trump's call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among the four soldiers killed in Niger.

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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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Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

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Fund investors wary of greed amid U.S. stock rally

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stockpiled more cash abroad and in bonds during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, resisting the temptation to chase further returns from a bull market that has lasted the better part of a decade. Funds invested primarily in stocks abroad and those holding taxable bonds reeled in cash for a 45th consecutive week, the ICI trade group said. Yardeni Research Inc Chief Investment

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Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

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Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

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Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

(Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told KFDM TV news.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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California Today: California Today: A Rallying Cry Against Harassment in Sacramento

Wednesday: Alleged sexual misconduct in the Legislature, how the wildfires affected wineries, and the dominant Golden State Warriors.

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Austria's far-right stakes claim to interior ministry ahead of coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Wednesday named control of the interior ministry as its price for joining a future coalition government following its strong showing in a parliamentary election.

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Texas to execute 'tourniquet killer' for serial rape and murder

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of raping and murdering five children and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

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Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a "mockery" of democracy.

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Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

(Reuters) - Statues of two leaders of the Confederacy will be moved from public places in Lexington, Kentucky, to a cemetery where the men they represent are buried, an action that began quietly on Tuesday in the midst of a national debate about memorials to those who fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War.

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White House won't say if staffers have chartered planes

The White House has declined to answer a House committee's questions about whether members of President Donald Trump's staff have chartered private or military aircraft, practices that have landed other members of the Trump administration in hot water.

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Market strategist Marc Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks'

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Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

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White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.

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Louisiana prosecutor creates 'culture of fear' for witnesses: lawsuit

(Reuters) - New Orleans prosecutors used forged subpoenas, false evidence and the threat of jail to create "a culture of fear" to compel crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with investigators, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

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Lockdown lifted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University in the U.S. capital on Tuesday after finding no sign of a reported gunman on the campus, authorities said.

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New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

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U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

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Police say unconfirmed report of shooter at DC's Howard University

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police are checking a report of a gunman at Howard University in the U.S. capital, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Sixteen inmates charged with murder in Delaware prison uprising

A Delaware grand jury has indicted 16 prison inmates for first-degree murder over a February uprising during which a guard was killed and others taken hostage, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.

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U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law.

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Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.

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US appeals for calm as its allies clash in Iraq

The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory.

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Patently tough: Long road ahead for Qualcomm in China case against Apple

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc wants to hit Apple Inc where it hurts most: iPhone sales in China - one of its biggest global markets where most of its flagship smartphones are made.

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Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

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Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday.

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China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

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Oil prices firm as Iraq tensions escalate, shares extend rally

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares look set to extend their bull run on optimism about upcoming earnings.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil prices firm as Iraq tensions escalate, shares extend rally

* Oil highest since Sept as Iraq govt seizes Kurdish-held Kirkuk

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Israel Moves Ahead on West Bank Settlements, but Guardedly

The Netanyahu government is trying to balance domestic demands with international opposition to new construction in the occupied territories.

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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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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Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy Virginia seeks solar and onshore wind generation proposals

* Dominion Energy Virginia seeking solar and onshore wind generation proposals

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U.S. jury finds New Jersey man guilty in 2016 Manhattan bombing

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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New York jury finds New Jersey man guilty of planting Manhattan bombs in 2016

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee's appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port to go on trial before an American war crimes military tribunal.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as resources rally on commodity prices

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, as higher commodity prices fueled energy and mining stocks to lead the market higher.

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Search goes on for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.

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White House pitches corporate tax cut as win for workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday that middle-class Americans would see incomes eventually rise more than $4,000 if President Donald Trump's corporate tax cuts were enacted, seeking to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich.

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Six injured, one missing in Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said.

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Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: media

(Reuters) - An oil rig exploded in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media.

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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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Washington state boy, 13, accidentally shot dead by friend

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy in Washington state accidentally shot and killed his longtime friend while both boys were at a home with no adults present, authorities said on Sunday.

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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

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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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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Cyclical sector rally banks on global economic expansion

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stock sectors that are particularly dependent on economic growth recently grabbed hold of the market’s rally and are poised to keep the reins should further signs of global expansion emerge.

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: Another legal team shakeup, more fallout ahead

Hollywood is saying good riddance to Harvey Weinstein. So now what?

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Catalan leader calls for calm ahead of Madrid deadline

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Sunday called for calm less than 24 hours ahead of a deadline from Spain's central government for him to clarify whether he has declared independence for Catalonia or not.

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Hundreds march in Sydney for asylum seekers ahead of PNG camp closure

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through Sydney on Sunday to call for detainees, being held in controversial centers for asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands, to be allowed to stay in Australia as a resettlement deadline approaches.

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Beijing fortifies its Great Firewall ahead of key meeting

As China's leaders gather in Beijing this week for the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), an ideological war is underway on the country's internet.

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Thousands rally in Malaysia to oust premier Najib

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered at an unsanctioned rally on Saturday to demand action against Prime Minister Najib Razak over the mismanagement of billions of dollars by a state fund.

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Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches

PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

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California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

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Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

(Reuters) - A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday.

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Ex-White House Chief of Staff Is Interviewed by Special Counsel

Reince Priebus, who was fired in July, was the first senior administration official known to have been questioned by Robert Mueller’s investigators.

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Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

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Green groups criticize Trump pick for White House environmental policy post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for choosing a nominee for White House environmental panel who wrote in an opinion article last year that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

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Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

(Reuters) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday.

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Las Vegas police say no six-minute gap in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police said Friday that there was no six-minute gap between when a gunman shot a security guard and opened fire on an outdoor concert two weeks ago, revising their previous timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Wells Fargo revises expense outlook, signaling profit difficulties ahead

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co management signaled on Friday that the bank may struggle to hit expense targets through next year, raising questions about how much a sales scandal is weighing on the bottom line.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo revises expense outlook, signaling profit difficulties ahead

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co management signaled on Friday that the bank may struggle to hit expense targets through next year, raising questions about how much a sales scandal is weighing on the bottom line.

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Construction starts on New Jersey bridge, a step to fixing region's rail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction began Friday on New Jersey's Portal Bridge, a key step forward for one of the nation's most critical infrastructure projects, but there was continuing uncertainty about its future funding.

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More than 40 people still in hospital from Las Vegas shooting

(Reuters) - There are 45 people still in Las Vegas hospitals, some of them with critical injuries sustained in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, Las Vegas police said on Friday.

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Wells Fargo revises expense target, signaling profit difficulties ahead

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co management signaled on Friday that the bank may struggle to hit expense targets through next year, raising questions about how much a sales scandal is weighing on the bottom line.

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Military helicopter teams bring aid to Puerto Rico

Sixteen days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Maria de Lourdes Sandoval heard helicopters over her village of Bajura.

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Jay Pharoah on ‘White Famous,’ Culture Gaps and His Grandmother’s Meatloaf

The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus plays a rising comic courting a new level of fame in this show business satire on Showtime.

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EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming.

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Trump says Puerto Ricans are 'wonderful,' have 'unmatched spirit'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the people of Puerto Rico on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and praising their "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territorial island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the aftermath.

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BRIEF-Yogaworks announces purchase of Pure Om Studios in Virginia and Maryland

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North Korea Renews Guam Threat Ahead of Joint Naval Exercise

The North warned that a planned drill by the United States and South Korea would compel a “military counteraction.”

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Cyclical sector rally banks on global economic expansion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock sectors that are particularly dependent on economic growth recently grabbed hold of the market’s rally and are poised to keep the reins should further signs of global expansion emerge.

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White House says it can't lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets and a spike in premiums.

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Asia shares at 10-year high ahead of U.S. data, China Congress

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged to a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing shares higher ahead of U.S. economic data and next week's Chinese Communist Party Congress.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares at 10-year high ahead of U.S. data, China Congress

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged to a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing shares higher ahead of U.S. economic data and next week's Chinese Communist Party Congress.

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White House chief of staff: Americans should be concerned about North Korea

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about North Korea's ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, cryptically telling reporters that if the threat grows "beyond where it is today, well, let's hope that diplomacy works."

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White House says Trump will stop subsidies that helped lower-income Americans buy health insurance

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Two North Carolina prison employees killed during escape attempt

(Reuters) - Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed on Thursday, during an escape attempt that involved fires set in the facility, but no inmate broke out, officials said.

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Asia shares firm to near ten-year high ahead of U.S. data, China Congress

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks held firm near a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing the shares higher ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic data as well as the Chinese Communist Party congress next week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares firm to near 10-year high ahead of U.S. data, China Congress

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Asian stocks held firm near a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing the shares higher ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic data as well as the Chinese Communist Party congress next week.

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PRECIOUS-Gold rally pauses ahead of U.S. inflation data

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed amid a steady dollar on Friday, halting a five-day rally as investors wait for key U.S. inflation data for clues on the outlook for potential hikes in U.S. interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,293.76 an ounce at 0054 GMT after gaining for five straight sessions. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery were flat at $1,296.10 per ounce. * The dollar steadied in earl

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Editorial: A Disaster in the White House for Puerto Rico

It’s only three weeks since the island was devastated by hurricanes, but the president can’t be bothered with it anymore.

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Texas executes man convicted of killing prison guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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Texas executes man convicted of murdering guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Las Vegas gunman fired on guard and crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal, clears way for Texas execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme rejected a last-minute appeal from a Texas inmate about an hour before his planned execution on Thursday for murdering a prison guard in 1999.

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Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

LONDON (Reuters) - The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix.

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North Carolina prison on lockdown, several employees injured

(Reuters) - An escape attempt at a North Carolina prison in which fires were set left several employees injured on Thursday, and the facility was placed on lockdown, officials said.

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White House chief of staff not quitting, says job is not to control Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House chief of staff John Kelly slapped down rumors that he was about to resign or be fired and said on Thursday his push to bring more order to the West Wing does not extend to controlling President Donald Trump or his social media habits.

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Watch Live: Times Journalists on Covering the Trump White House

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, joins the White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker in a TimesTalk about covering President Trump. The Times’s media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, will moderate.

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Las Vegas gunman fired on guard, crowd at about same time: MGM

(Reuters) - The owner of the hotel from which a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Thursday provided a new version of the timeline, suggesting there was no time for hotel staff to warn police.

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'Disastrous' conditions for migrants displaced by Libya clashes, official says

GHARYAN, Libya (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants displaced by fighting on Libya's northwestern coast are in urgent need of medical help, the head of a detention center in the town of Gharyan said on Thursday, describing their situation as "tragic".

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Oklahoma jury recommends death sentence for man who beheaded co-worker

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma jury recommended the death penalty on Thursday for a man who beheaded a co-worker with a kitchen knife at a food processing and distribution plant south of Oklahoma City about three years ago, court officials said.

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Opinion: White Nationalism Is the Real Threat to the West. Not Islam.

The rise of the far-right could destroy the liberal societies that we know and love.

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Employees hurt, fires set in attempted escape at North Carolina prison

(Reuters) - Police rushed to a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set and several of the facility's employees were injured during an attempted escape, officials said.

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Man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville is arrested

In an incident captured on video and widely shared online, a black man was beaten by several white attackers in a parking garage during August's rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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U.S. white nationalists sued over Virginia protest violence

(Reuters) - Eleven people have sued white nationalists whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly this summer, saying they suffered emotional and physical trauma from protesters' threats and violence.

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Insider trading suspect out of U.S. jail as judge weighs 'Jekyll & Hyde' risk

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading was released from jail on Thursday despite a judge's concern that the man's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tendencies could lead him to violate his bail conditions.

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Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law: U.S. Attorney General Sessions

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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White House chief of staff says he is not so frustrated he wants to leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Thursday he was not so frustrated in his job that he was considering leaving, tamping down reports about tension in the West Wing.

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White House 'committed' to Puerto Rico relief after Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it was "committed" to disaster relief in Puerto Rico after President Donald Trump said government response teams could not stay in the U.S. territory "forever."

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What could we learn from federally funded gun research?

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Wall Street rally pauses as tepid bank earnings, media stocks weigh

(Reuters) - A rally on Wall Street paused on Thursday following lackluster quarterly earnings from JPMorgan and Citigroup and as media stocks dropped for the second straight day.

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US STOCKS-Wall St rally pauses as tepid bank earnings, media stocks weigh

* Indexes: Dow down 0.02 pct, S&P off 0.07 pct, Nasdaq up 0.06 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Motor racing: Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

LONDON (Reuters) - The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix.

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New York police say investigating 2004 claim of Weinstein sex assault

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department said on Thursday it is investigating an allegation of sexual assault by movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2004.

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Attorney General says four 'sanctuary cities' may be violating the law

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

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Charlottesville suing to stop private militias at rallies

Two months after the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city and a group of local business owners headed to court Thursday to file a novel lawsuit to prevent what they call "private militia" groups from wreaking havoc on the town once again.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in military court

(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, will enter a plea in his court-martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, the Army said in an emailed statement.

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U.S. Justice Dept says sanctuary cities are violating the law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department singled out five cities and counties on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status.

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Xi propaganda kicks into overdrive ahead of China Communist Party congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China's recent achievements: the country's first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty.