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State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

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The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters for the second day in a row over a plan to remove the statue of a Confederate general from a city park. [Source]

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UPDATE 1-Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in 6 U.S. states

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in 6 U.S. states

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

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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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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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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage -statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Mr. Tillerson talked with Jason Zengerle about his most important diplomatic relationship — the one with President Trump — factoring the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.

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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: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as "a critical breakthrough" in a worldwide campaign against the militants.

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Editorial: States Take On Election Hacking. Washington Ignores It.

The threat to the American voting process cries out for national leadership. But don’t expect help from President Trump.

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Venezuela Maduro warns of repeat elections in states won by opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan state elections may be repeated in the five states won by the opposition if the governors-elect continue to refuse to be sworn in by a controversial pro-government legislative superbody, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Friday.

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Diplomatic Memo: For Nikki Haley, an Establishment Tutorial in Statecraft

At a panel discussion, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine K. Albright coached President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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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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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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How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.

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Vacationing in the United States? Be Warned, Some Countries Say

Mass shootings, potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters lead to a spate of new travel advisories.

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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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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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Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.

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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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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rex Tillerson’s State Department

In just a few months, the secretary of state has fired or driven out many of the country’s most experienced diplomats.

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Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.

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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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Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in dire state: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

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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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CIA quickly clarifies director's statement that Russia did not affect election

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the US intelligence community determined that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election did not affect its outcome -- a statement that was quickly clarified by his own agency.

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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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Wait is over for last state without a Target store

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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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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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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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Germany says worried about new generation of Islamic State recruits

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday that minors returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq could grow into a new generation of recruits in Germany for the Islamic State group.

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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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UPDATE 1-GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 mln

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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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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State to Review Women’s Complaints About Branding in Secretive Group

In other fallout, a doctor who is accused of showing violent images to women as part of a study for the group has resigned from an Albany hospital.

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GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 mln

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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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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Republican Tiberi to leave Congress in January: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi announced his retirement on Thursday from the House of Representatives, saying he will leave by Jan. 31 and not seek re-election in his Ohio district, becoming the latest in a string of Republican deciding to leave Congress.

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria holding foreign Islamic State leaders

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria have detained senior foreign Islamic State leaders in months of fighting for Raqqa, but it is not yet clear if they will be repatriated after facing trial, a spokesman said on Thursday.

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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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As battle rages, devastated Philippine city starts its long cleanup

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - War might still be raging in the ruins of the Philippine city of Marawi, but the cleanup has already began.

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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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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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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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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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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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Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Rohingya, Islamic State: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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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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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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Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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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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BRIEF-BD statement on European Commission conditional clearance of Bard acquisition

* BD statement on European Commission conditional clearance of bard acquisition

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Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

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Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state -police

ABUJA (Reuters) - Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

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Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Gord Downie, the lead singer of Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died, according to a statement issued by his family.

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Congo Republic pledges to reform state oil firm as seeks bailout

BRAZZAVILLE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Congo Republic plans to replace the board of directors and appoint an audit committee at state oil company SNPC, as it strives to improve accountability and convince international lenders to bail out the country.

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Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not submit to "impositions" from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

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State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.

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Kobe Steel to hold bidding for real estate unit on Friday: Bloomberg

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese steelmaker Kobe Steel Ltd , embroiled in a data falsification scandal that has roiled global supply chains, will hold a first round of bidding on Friday in the planned sale of a real estate unit, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

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Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington grapples with defining a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

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Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State: CNBC

(Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC.

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

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

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Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.

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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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Instead of midterm elections, Sanders focuses on local, state races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

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You’ve Heard of Tennessee Whiskey? Meet New York State Rye

Several craft distillers have banded together to create Empire Rye, an appellation they hope will help them break from the pack of new craft whiskeys.

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle.

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Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State's Syrian capital came to an end.

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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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Islamic State cleared from Syria's Raqqa: monitoring group

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria's Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State's last foothold in the jihadists' former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Feature: Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

With an isolated leader, a demoralized diplomatic corps and a president dismantling international relations one tweet at a time, American foreign policy is adrift in the world.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists' last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital.

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Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said.

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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

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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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A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained.

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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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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BRIEF-Midland States Bancorp Inc to acquire Alpine Bancorporation

* Midland States Bancorp Inc to acquire Alpine Bancorporation

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BRIEF-‍Trian Fund Management issues statement regarding preliminary voting results of P&G filed with sec

* ‍Trian Fund Management issues statement regarding preliminary voting results from 2017 annual meeting of shareholders that P&G filed with SEC

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FBI releases early draft of Comey's statement on Clinton

The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the exchange.

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U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.

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Trump to declare national opioid emergency months after promise

President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a "major announcement."

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BRIEF-U.S. Department of State issues Presidential permit to Enbridge Energy to increase oil and other hydrocarbons' transport

* U.S. Department of State says a Presidential permit has been issued to enbridge energy

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North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

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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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Light backing from State Street weighs on U.S. diversity drives

BOSTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - State Street Corp has drawn praise for its efforts to put more women on corporate boards, notably the "Fearless Girl" statue it placed near Wall Street. But new records show the company did not throw its full weigh behind boardroom diversity initiatives this year - complicating activists' plans for 2018.

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U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

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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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Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: military statement

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Monday in northern Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

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Merkel: State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the poor showing of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in a regional poll on Sunday had not weakened her conservative bloc's position ahead of three-way federal coalition talks due to start later this week.

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BRIEF-PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST RAISES $289 MILLION

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust :

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BRIEF-‍Tessera Technologies issues statement in response to litigation filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

* Issues statement in response to litigation filed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited against co

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U.S.-backed militias in final push against Islamic State in Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expect to wrest control of Raqqa, the last major Syrian city held by Islamic State, from the militants by the end of Monday, an SDF field commander said.

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Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, as the country looks to attract billions of dollars in its privatization drive.

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Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new 'emir' of pro-Islamic State militants

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

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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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Philippines says two leaders of pro-Islamic State alliance killed

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops killed two top commanders of a militant alliance in an operation in southern Marawi City on Monday, authorities said, a big boost to a military battling the spread of Islamic State's radical ideology.

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Philippine troops kill two leaders of pro-Islamic State alliance, minister says

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops killed two leaders of a militant alliance in an operation in southern Marawi City on Monday, the defense minister said, a big boost to a military battling to contain the spread of Islamic State's radical ideology.

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Philippine troops kill two leaders of pro-Islamic state alliance: minister

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops killed two leaders of a militant alliance in an operation in southern Marawi City on Monday, the defense minister said, a big boost to a military battling to contain the spread of Islamic State's radical ideology.

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Venezuela opposition sees 'gigantic victory' in state vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leaders on Sunday hailed a "gigantic victory" in gubernatorial elections against President Nicolas Maduro's government after failing to dislodge him in protests earlier this year.

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Iraqi forces take control of 'vast areas' in Kirkuk region: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces took control of "vast areas" in the oil-rich region of Kirkuk without opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga, state TV said on Monday.

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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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Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

BERLIN/HANOVER (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Secretary of State Tillerson will try to ease tension with North Korea despite saber-rattling from Trump and Kim

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific.

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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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Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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RPT-Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Castrated? Secretary of State says he's 'fully intact'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he's "fully intact" despite Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's comments suggesting President Donald Trump's tweets and foreign policy comments "castrate" the secretary's diplomatic efforts.

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Secretary of State says 'we're going to stay in' the agreement, but the US may want another deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the US is trying to stay in the Iran nuclear deal while hoping to achieve more from it, days after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of the agreement.

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State of the Cartoonian: The Real Ex-Wives

There's a brand new reality show in Washington, D.C. and New York: The Real Ex-Wives of President Donald Trump.

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Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of Islamic State fighters left the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand.

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Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

AIN ISSA, SYRIA (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The north German state of Lower Saxony holds an election on Sunday that looks likely to hand the Social Democrats (SPD) a narrow victory, and deprive Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives of a boost in looming national coalition talks.

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U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

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Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems

New equipment and security protocols are part of the response to Russian meddling in 2016. But lack of money is an obstacle.

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Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks: ministry

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Saturday they had dismantled a cell linked to Islamic State that was active in eight towns and cities and was planning terrorist operations.

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Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world's No. 1 seed maker.

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Here's what would happen to US politics if Puerto Rico became a state

The devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has brought the small island off the coast of Florida -- home to 3.4 million American citizens -- into the spotlight.

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Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Syria's Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi makes emergency landing in Australia

SYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport early on Saturday after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit.

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Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney makes emergency landing

SYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) - An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney has made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit early on Saturday.

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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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U.S. states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal.

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UPDATE 8-U.S. states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

* Democrat Schumer hopeful of deal to continue subsidies (Adds lawsuit has been filed)

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Bob Weinstein’s Upbeat Statement Belies Company in Chaos

“Business is continuing as usual,” says the executive, after published accusations against his brother, Harvey, have left the company in turmoil.

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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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UPDATE 6-U.S. states plan suit to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

* Democrat Schumer hopeful of deal to continue subsidies (Adds Trump invitation to Democrats, comments about insurers, explanation about who will be most affected with subsidies)

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U.S. states plan suit to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. states lined up on Friday to sue to block President Donald Trump's move to scrap a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to health insurers that help low-income Americans pay out-of-pocket medical expenses.

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Californians say they didn't receive emergency alerts

When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. states plan suit to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

* Trump frustrated that Congress failed to dismantle law (Adds planned lawsuits, Schumer comments)

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

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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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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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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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Photos: Mata's life in the United States

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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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BRIEF-Inotek files for preliminary proxy statement for proposed merger with Rocket Pharmaceuticals

* Inotek Pharmaceuticals announces filing of preliminary proxy statement for proposed merger with clinical-stage gene therapy company, Rocket Pharmaceuticals

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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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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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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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Greek firm Gastrade signs LNG deal with state-owned DEPA

ATHENS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Greece's state controlled natural gas firm DEPA signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday with natural gas company Gastrade to participate in the development of a liquified natural gas terminal in northern Greece, DEPA said.

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Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law

Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate election, signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law, CNN's KFile has found.

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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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Ceasefire deal sealed for southern Damascus: Egypt state media

CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire deal for a Syrian rebel-held pocket south of Damascus was reached on Thursday, brokered by Egypt and Russia, Egyptian state media said.

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Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

(Reuters) - Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda.

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British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by U.S. drone: Sun report

LONDON (Reuters) - Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a U.S. drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Syrian army battles Islamic State in al-Mayadin town: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

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White House nominates AccuWeather CEO to head climate agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc to head the government's meteorological agency that monitors the climate and issues daily weather forecasts.

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Trump nominates White House aide for homeland security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Salisbury Bancorp's CFO Donald E. White resigns

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Trump to name White House aide to homeland security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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A rare white artist speaks out for his black fans

Thank you, Eminem, for your video stomp of President Donald Trump at the BET Awards. Somebody needed to say aloud the things black people have been saying to each other or muttering under our breath in frustration -- that "taking a knee" was never about disrespecting the flag or the military.

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Prostate cancer patients unclear on differences among treatments

(Reuters Health) - Many patients with localized prostate cancer don’t understand the differences between their treatment options, a new study suggests.

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Ten charged in booze-fueled death of Louisiana State fraternity pledge

(Reuters) - Ten men have been charged in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge who had more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit after a night of suspected booze-fueled hazing, officials said on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

What Is It Like to Cover the Trump White House? Submit Your Questions

White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker will talk with Dean Baquet, our executive editor, on Thursday about covering the Trump administration.

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Trump to name White House aide to homeland security post: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: On Contraception, It’s Church Over State

The Trump administration has enabled a radical fringe of the Republican Party to all but eliminate the right to employer-provided birth control.

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White House Aide Is Selected to Run Homeland Security Department

President Trump’s choice, Kirstjen Nielsen, is at top aide to his chief of staff, John F. Kelly. Some White House aides had chafed at her regimented style.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, schools on partial lockdown after threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist protest over a Confederate statue turned deadly this summer, were under a partial lockdown on Wednesday after the FBI discovered a potential online threat, authorities said.

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U.S. Justice, State Departments join forces to probe companies abusing visa programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice and State departments have agreed to share information in order to better probe companies that abuse visa programs used to hire foreign workers, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration abuses.

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Ten charged in death of Louisiana State fraternity pledge

(Reuters) - Police have charged 10 people in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of suspected alcohol-fueled hazing at the social group's house, the school said on Wednesday.

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Islamic State to fight 'till the end' in Raqqa: U.S. coalition spokesman

KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa are expected to fight to the death, but some local militants have surrendered recently as U.S.-backed forces close in on their last strongholds, a U.S. coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Sexual allegations cost powerful men their jobs. But not the White House

It took years for the stories to emerge, but when they did, Harvey Weinstein lost his job at the company that bears his name.

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How the United States Missed the World Cup, Minute by Minute

All the United States national team had to do to get to the World Cup was win. But it didn’t, on a night when its rivals did. Watching an American soccer disaster play out in real time.

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Italy ruling party president proposes state role for Telecom Italia network

ROME (Reuters) - Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia's (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper.

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Italy state role in Telecom Italia could solve network tiff: PD's Orfini

ROME (Reuters) - Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia's (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper.

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This year, The Day of the Girl is marked by a state of emergency

Over 130 million girls around the world didn't go to school today. Millions more braved long distances and dangerous conditions to get to classrooms whose teacher never arrived, or where there were no textbooks or other materials to help them learn.

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Italy state lender role in T.Italia could solve network tiff: PD's Orfini

ROME (Reuters) - Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) could buy part or all of Vivendi's stake in Telecom Italia (TIM) in a bid to protect strategic telecom network assets, president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper.

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Spain's PM to give press statement on Catalonia at 6.00 a.m. ET

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will make a statement to the press on the ongoing situation in Catalonia at 1200 CET (6.00 a.m. ET), his press office said on Wednesday.

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State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.

Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen renews criticism of United States amid escalating row

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday renewed his criticism of the United States, a week after a leading opposition figure fled the country over fears of a widening crackdown on government critics ahead of next year's election.

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How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.