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Trump begins dismantling Obamacare

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President Donald Trump is taking his first steps to fulfill his vow to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday, signing an executive order that he says will bring affordable health insurance to millions more people. [Source]

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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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Trump: End of ISIS 'is in sight'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would soon transition into a "new phase" of involvement in Syria after US-backed forces drove ISIS members from Raqqa, the city they deemed their capital.

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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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Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

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Snoop Dogg targets Trump

Hip-hop is going hard at President Donald Trump, and Snoop Dogg is the latest rapper to step into the ring.

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What Chad has to do with Trump and Niger

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'Trump' football sign called racist

A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.

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Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.

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What the 'Trumpification' of the presidency means to Generation Z

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Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."

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Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week.

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Trump, the 'King of Debt,' makes Republicans fret

As a New York businessman, Donald Trump proudly referred to himself as the "King of Debt" -- he thrived on taking financial risks and routinely leveraged debt to grow his family empire.

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TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

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Spain to reveal steps for Catalonia direct rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to set out Saturday how his government will begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia, following a special meeting of the Spanish cabinet.

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Trump's trouble with the truth

People who have worked with President Donald Trump in the past talk with CNN's Gloria Borger about his relationship with the truth.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Silver Lining in Trump’s Health Care ‘Sabotage’

By cutting an insurers’ subsidy, the president may accidentally save many Americans money on health insurance.

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Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting

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

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Trump on his tweets: 'You have to keep people interested'

President Donald Trump shared insight into his personal tweeting habits during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.

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Kelly, in Defending Trump Call, Holds Up Military as an Elite Class

To some, John F. Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, expanded an ever-growing gulf between the all-volunteer military and the public it serves.

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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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UPDATE 2-Hudson's Bay CEO Storch abruptly steps down

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Co, Gerald Storch, abruptly resigned on Friday, at a time when the department store company is in the middle of a strategic review and struggling to turn around sales.

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Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time...

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Former Defense Secretary Carter says Trump can't claim ISIS victory

President Donald Trump is wrong to claim he has dramatically changed the military approach to fighting ISIS, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, has far extended the boundaries of what a first lady does in the city.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

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

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Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.

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The extraordinary arrogance of Trump interviewing US attorneys

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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

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Opinion: Trump's superpower is being invisible

Which superpower would President Donald Trump choose -- to fly, or be invisible?

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* Hudson's Bay Co - ‍governor and executive chairman Richard Baker to reassume CEO role on an interim basis​

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Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

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Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.

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Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

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US STOCKS-Wall St gains, progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts

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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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Democratic billionaire launches $10M campaign to impeach Trump

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Trump says considering having both Powell and Taylor serve at Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering tapping both current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor to serve in top posts at the U.S. central bank.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues.

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Wall Street up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains in early afternoon trading on Friday to scale new highs on hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would make further headway after the Senate passed a budget resolution.

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US STOCKS-Wall St up as progress in Trump's tax plan lifts hopes

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts

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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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Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

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

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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.

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Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.

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Trump fundraising arm launches National Anthem petition

A fundraising committee backing President Donald Trump has launched a petition calling for supporters to be counted among those who believe in standing for the National Anthem.

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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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BRIEF-First Financial declares special dividend of $1.50/share

* First Financial - co's ‍directors declared special dividend of $1.50/share payable on Dec 1 to shareholders of record at close of business Nov 17, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.

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

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

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.

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* First Quantum Minerals Ltd says has signed a new term loan and revolving credit facility with its core relationship banks​

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San Juan mayor: Sure, Trump gets a 10 ... out of 100

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz slams President Trump's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, saying the administration has been unresponsive and slow.

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Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

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Ines Rau makes history as first trans Playmate

The late Hugh Hefner broke ground with Playboy, and now the first issue of the magazine since his recent death is doing the same.

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Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.

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Robertson: Trump's actions are beginning to have global consequences

The last time Baghdad sent troops into Kirkuk to kick out Kurdish forces, I was in the first group of journalists taken to see the aftermath.

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UPDATE 6-Oil set for weekly loss as profit-taking outweighs Mideast strife

* Global refiners import U.S. oil to make up for OPEC cuts (Updates prices in paragraph 2)

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Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

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

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Trump tax reform hopes boost dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated that the "Trumpflation trade" could be back in play, after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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Rep. Frederica Wilson: Trump's call 'not a good message'

Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday that President Donald Trump's message to the late Sgt. La David Johnson's family is "not a good message to say to anyone who has lost a child at war."

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Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

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

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Hear Trump's full phone call to Gold Star widow

Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump.

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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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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024

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

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UPDATE 4-Oil set for weekly loss on profit-taking

* Global refiners import U.S. oil to make up for OPEC cuts (Updates throughout, adds comment, changes dateline from SINGAPORE)

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It took Trump 12 days to comment after deadly Niger raid. Here's what happened.

How four US service members were killed in Niger -- and President Donald Trump's response to the attack -- has left the federal government searching for answers.

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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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Widow shares positive experience of Trump call in April

Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”

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Hear Trump's call to Gold Star widow

Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump.

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Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort

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

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

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

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Trump again calls congresswoman's account of Gold Star call a 'total lie'

President Donald Trump on Thursday once again refuted a congresswoman's account of his call with the grieving wife of a slain US service member, deeming it a "total lie" hours after his own chief of staff seemed to bolster a key piece of her story.

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Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the Al Smith charity dinner and joked about President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the media.

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Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

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Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort

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

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Anderson Cooper scores Trump's response to Puerto Rico

President Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 for how the White House handled aid in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Anderson Cooper keeps Trump honest with a review of the response.

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Trump brags about his fake Renoir

Is President Donald Trump's "Renoir" a fake? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the art of the fake art deal.

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Editorial: The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

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

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Trade and Tantrums

Will Nafta get the health care treatment — death by spite?

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Obama, Bush dig at Trump on same day

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both levied scathing criticisms of the current state of politics in America during separate speeches.

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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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Weinstein's fall grew from rage over Trump

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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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Trump had said lawmaker 'fabricated' his words to widow

In defending President Donald Trump's comments to the widow of a slain soldier, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday undercut a stunning allegation levied by Trump against a member of Congress a day earlier.

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

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

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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, defends immigration and trade

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush decried "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

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Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.

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Full Transcript: Kelly Defends Trump’s Handling of Soldier’s Death and Call to Widow

The White House chief of staff, a retired Marine general who lost his own son in battle, delivered an emotional statement.

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John Kelly's attempt to repair damage from Donald Trump's condolence call was stirring but incomplete

From the second that White House chief of staff John Kelly appeared in the White House press briefing room on Thursday afternoon, you could tell something big was about to happen.

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More Republican senators back bipartisan Obamacare deal

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

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Trump leaning toward Powell for Fed chair: Politico

(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate to become the chair of the U.S. central bank after President Donald Trump concluded a series of meetings with five finalists on Thursday, Politico reported, citing three administration officials.

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Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Condolence Call Controversy

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

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U.S. agency scraps unused telegraph regulations in Trump rules purge

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. government is scrapping rules on telegraphs even though carriers no longer exist, part of the Trump administration's effort to slash regulations, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice'

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

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Trump pick for environmental post called belief in global warming a 'kind of paganism'

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy in 2016 described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites."

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BRIEF-WashingtonFirst Bankshares reports Q3 EPS of $0.41

* WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. reports 13 percent increase in net income for the third quarter 2017

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Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism

George W. Bush doesn't talk much about politics in public. Which makes the speech he gave Thursday in New York City -- a point-by-point rejection of Trumpism -- all the more important and noteworthy.

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Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate

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

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Concerns raised over Trump interviews

Former US attorney Preet Bharara and former federal prosecutor Michael Zeldin raise concerns regarding President Trump personally interviewing candidates for US attorney positions in certain cities.

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Trump to address Senate Republicans on Tuesday: Senator Barrasso

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

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

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

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No, Melania Trump does not have a body double

No, Melania Trump doesn't have a body double -- despite what you may have seen on the internet.

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Without Saying ‘Trump,’ George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke

Former President George W. Bush defended immigration and free trade, while condemning nationalism, protectionism and “casual cruelty” in public discourse.

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Trump puts Puerto Rico governor on the spot

Donald Trump asks Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló if the Trump administration is doing a good job with hurricane relief efforts.

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Trump says to work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

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Puerto Rico gov. to discuss needs with Trump

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, ahead of a meeting Thursday with President Donald Trump, said he plans on discussing "pressing needs" with the President.

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Trump suggests FBI, Dems and Russia may be co-conspirators

President Donald Trump sent this tweet on Thursday morning: "Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?"

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels -Iowa governor

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease concerns on Wednesday that his administration would make major alterations to biofuels policy, telling Iowa's governor he was committed to a decade-old biofuels program even as a top official considers changing it.

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Trump names Washington insiders to head antitrust, consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The White House formally announced on Thursday the president will nominate Washington antitrust lawyer Joseph Simons to the Federal Trade Commission, along with Rohit Chopra, a former official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year's election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies.

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EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out.

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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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Vestas to build first large-scale battery storage project for wind, solar

COPENHAGEN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas will help to build the world's first utility-scale project that uses battery technology to store power from both wind and solar sources, it said on Thursday.

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Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for NY posts

President Donald Trump has personally interviewed candidates for US attorney positions in New York and Washington, an unusual action for a president, people familiar with the meetings said Wednesday.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Isn’t Hitler. But the Lying …

The president has manipulated the American people with outrageous lies.

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HomeServe steps up U.S. push with Dominion Energy deal

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British home repairs provider HomeServe is stepping up its expansion in the United States by buying Dominion Energy's home services unit, which has 500,000 customers across 16 states.

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Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed'

In his first comments after Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Wednesday called the US president "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends to be an idiot."

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New Zealand First says supports Labour Party for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.

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Samsung Electronics shares fall 3 percent, easing from record-high on profit-taking

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd extended losses on Thursday, easing from a record-high reached on Tuesday due to profit-taking.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Catalonia, Nxivm: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Ex-CIA director: Trump 'inconsistent' with Bush, Clinton, Obama handling of military deaths

President Donald Trump's level of presidential concern for military families mourning loved ones has proven "inconsistent" with previous presidents in the same position, former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trumpist Case for Janet Yellen

For his own sake, the president should reappoint the Federal Reserve chairwoman.

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What we learned from the first way, way too early 2020 New Hampshire primary poll

We're still 1,112 days away from the next presidential election, but that isn't stopping your first look at what to expect in the New Hampshire primary.

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Gold Star widow: I didn't get a letter from Trump

Whitney Hunter's husband, Sergeant Jonathan Hunter, was killed in Afghanistan this summer. She did she not receive a call or personal letter from President Trump.

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Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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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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Exclusive: Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTC - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has selected Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney from a Washington law firm, to head the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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Veterans dismayed by Trump's urge to 'punch back' in feud

President Donald Trump's controversial response to the deaths of four US soldiers has evolved into a politicized war of words with a Democratic congresswoman and -- by extension, the widow of a fallen service member -- sparking concerns that the US civilian-military divide may be at a crisis point.

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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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US STOCKS-Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

* Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Adds FACTBOX and GRAPHIC on Dow milestones)

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2nd Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s New Travel Ban

Hours after a judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s order from taking effect, a judge in Maryland used somewhat different grounds to reach the same result.

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Trump sends check to fallen soldier's family on day report says he reneged on promise

President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call but never followed through.

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Gold Star widow: I wish Trump had called me

Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a phone call from President Trump after her husband was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, but that call did not come.

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Congresswoman, Describing Call to Army Widow, Criticizes Trump for His Comments

“That is not what you say to a grieving widow,” congresswoman says of president’s comment that soldier “knew what he was signing up for.”

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Tapper to Trump: Choose words carefully

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down President Trump's history of interacting with the families of fallen service members.

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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Analysis: Trump and co. managed to make this even worse

This again?

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BRIEF-First Connecticut Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.35

* First Connecticut Bancorp Inc reports third quarter 2017 earnings of $0.35 diluted earnings per share

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 23,000 level for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after the computing giant hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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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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Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels: Iowa governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said U.S. President Donald Trump had told her he was committed to biofuels, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

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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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Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?

Here’s how to get a jump on next season’s trends right now.

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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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Another Gold Star widow: I wish Trump had called me

Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a call from President Trump within a few days, but the call never came.

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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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Norway to appoint first woman foreign minister: reports

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will on Friday be named minister of foreign affairs, making her the first woman to hold the post, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Trump's existential crisis: Ride with Bannon or govern with McConnell

They are the dueling imps hovering over President Donald Trump's shoulders, whispering in his ear, cajoling, enticing, threatening as they stretch their president and their party in wildly divergent directions.

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Trump tries to sell tax reform to Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intensified his efforts to sell Democrats on his tax reform plan on Wednesday even as Senate Republicans edged closer to passing a budget measure that would push forward a tax bill without Democratic support.

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Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage, study shows

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss biofuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had a "very positive" call with U.S. President Donald Trump about the importance of biofuels to the corn-growing state on Tuesday, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Judge raises doubts over suit against Trump on foreign payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York voiced skepticism on Wednesday over whether the groups and individuals who allege that President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and other businesses should be able to proceed with their lawsuit.

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Gold Star father: Trump's words misconstrued

The father of a slain US serviceman told CNN he believes critics of President Donald Trump's reported comments to a soldier's widow mistook his intended meaning.

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Bergen: No, Trump didn't defeat ISIS

On Tuesday, US-backed forces announced that Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS in Syria, had fallen.

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Sessions refuses to discuss Trump conversations on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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Bipartisan Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare runs into trouble

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

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss renewable fuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday about the renewable fuels standard as concern has risen from corn-growing states over the administration's ethanol policies, the governor's office said.

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Trump denies Wilson's claim on call to widow

President Donald Trump denies that he told the widow of a fallen soldier that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

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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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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp, WashingtonFirst Bankshares stockholders approve merger

* Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. and WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. receive stockholder approvals for acquisition

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Melania Trump to donate her inaugural gown

This week, first lady Melania Trump will participate in a time-honored Washington tradition dating back more than 100 years -- gifting her inaugural ballgown to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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'Fake news!': Ireland rebukes Trump over corporate tax claim

DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is "fake news", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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"Fake news!": Ireland rebukes Trump over corporate tax claim

DUBLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is "fake news", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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Analysis: Trump's defensive answer turned a sad story into an ugly political one

Somehow, one defensive answer by the President at a news conference has turned into an ugly dispute over what he said to the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

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Trump Qualifies Support for Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

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

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House Democrats seek documents on former Trump aide Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump blasts bipartisan health care deal he praised yesterday

A bipartisan health care deal, announced by Republican leaders Tuesday and long negotiated between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, has been reached.

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Trump's unpresidential fight over the death of a soldier

President Donald Trump's phone call Tuesday to the widow of a Green Beret killed in action in Niger has, somehow, turned into a she said/he said situation.

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

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

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Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

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

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Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

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

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Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

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

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

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Rep.: Trump didn't even know soldier's name

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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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U.S. bankers hold onto hopes that Trump will boost profits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top U.S. bankers are still hoping the President Trump's administration will make policy changes to boost profits, but made clear in public comments in recent days that they are not seeing any signs of progress so far.

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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US STOCKS-Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.