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CNN exclusive: Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

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On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

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Ex-Breitbart spokesman leaves GOP

Former Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella said he no longer wants to associate with the Republican Party in the wake of its support for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Trump signs short-term gov't funding bill, averts shutdown: White House spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to fund the federal government for two more weeks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday, a move that averts a government shutdown while Congress negotiated a longer-term budget deal.

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On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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Analysis: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.

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Goldman Sachs to clear bitcoin futures: spokeswoman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning to clear bitcoin futures for some clients as the new contracts go live on exchanges in the coming days, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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Roy Moore's spokeswoman spars over sexual abuse allegations, 9/11, homosexuals

In a combative interview Wednesday, CNN's Anderson Cooper pressed Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for Roy Moore's Senate campaign, on sexual harassment allegations against the Alabama Republican.

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Roy Moore's spokeswoman spars with Cooper over 9/11, homosexuals and Muslims

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions Roy Moore's spokeswoman Janet Porter on a number of issues that Moore has spoken out on publicly in the past.

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On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

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Britain's May working towards EU summit, progress made in talks: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards unlocking Brexit talks at an EU summit later this month and, despite there being more work to be done, has made good progress, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Andeavor undeterred by Washington state panel's rail-terminal snub

HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Independent U.S. refiner Andeavor said on Tuesday it will not abandon a push to build a Pacific Coast rail-to-marine terminal despite a Washington state panel's recommendation against the project.

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Trump tells Abbas intends to move embassy to Jerusalem: Abbas spokesman

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmolud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Abbas's spokesman said.

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France should know that Iran's missiles are not negotiable: spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should know that Iran’s missile program is not an issue that can be negotiated, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said in an interview with state media on Monday.

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On Washington: For McConnell, Health Care Failure Was a Map to Tax Success

The Senate majority leader explained how Republicans secured the votes they needed, and said the economy would show whether they were right about the bill.

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Whipsawed by Washington, Wall Street ends modestly lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday, whipsawed by developments with a probe into Russia's alleged involvement in the U.S. election as well as with progress on a tax bill in Congress.

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Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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Washington 'deeply concerned' about Bolivia reelection ruling

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia on Thursday brushed off criticism from the United States about this week's Constitutional Court decision allowing socialist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019.

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BRIEF-UberEATS Europe boss Palaniappan to leave Company at the end of January- Uber spokeswoman‍​

* UBEREATS BOSS IN EUROPE JAMBU PALANIAPPAN IS LEAVING THE RIDE-HAILING APP AT THE END OF JANUARY- UBER EMEA SPOKESWOMAN‍​ Further company coverage:

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News Analysis: Washington Eyes a Cold War Strategy Against North Korea

A focus on nuclear deterrence would fall short of President Trump’s promises to finally “solve” the problem with North Korea.

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North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons.

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Washington state attorney general sues Uber after data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state's attorney general sued the ride-sharing company Uber on Tuesday, alleging it had violated the state's data breach notification law.

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Washington Post turns the tables on fake Roy Moore accuser

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Washington Post exposes fake Roy Moore accuser

A woman who approached the Washington Post by falsely claiming Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager was exposed by the newspaper as a member of the conservative media group known for sting operations, Project Veritas.

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Woman Tried to Dupe Washington Post With False Claim About Roy Moore, Paper Says

A woman told Washington Post reporters that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her when she was 15. But the newspaper said it rejected her assertions.

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Reps: Bipartisanship in Washington is actually happening

When we tell people back home about the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group we co-chair, it's hard for them to believe that 48 members of Congress -- half of them Democrat, half Republican -- come together nearly every week to find common ground on some of our toughest issues. They'd probably find it equally shocking that, earlier this month, Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin locked arms in their own effort to drive problem solving, not just across the aisle, but across the two chambers of Congress.

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Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

One of Washington’s oldest synagogues, Sixth and I has breathed new life into the city’s rich Jewish tradition.

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Exclusive: Exxon Mobil chief revamps refining, chemical operations - spokeswoman

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Darren Woods is reorganizing the company's refining and chemical operations, part of a push to boost profits amid volatile oil and natural gas prices, a spokeswoman said.

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Irish PM 'doing everything he can' to avoid election: spokesman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday.

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Russia takes Tokyo to task over defense alliance with Washington

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

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Mugabe Will Continue Living in Zimbabwe, Spokesman Says

The issue of immunity did not come up in talks with the military over the future of the former president and his wife, Grace, the spokesman said.

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More work to be done on Irish border in Brexit talks- May's spokesman

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union have made progress on settling the status of the border with EU member Ireland, but there is more work to be done, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

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Philippines president likely to return police to drugs war soon: spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - There is a "strong likelihood" Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift a suspension on police from his war on drugs, his spokesman said on Thursday, a move likely to alarm activists who accuse police of committing murder under the guise of drug busts.

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On Washington: Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009

Elements that foreshadowed steep losses for Democrats eight years ago are in place for Republicans today.

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U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.

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"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp receives regulatory approvals for WashingtonFirst Bankshares deal

* Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. receives all regulatory approvals for acquisition

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Fed approves Sandy Spring Bancorp merger with WashingtonFirst Bankshares

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Wednesday approved a merger between Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc and WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc.

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Connecticut attorney general investigating Uber breach: spokeswoman

(Reuters) - Connecticut is investigating a computer breach at car hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] that the company said it covered up after it was discovered in late 2016, a spokeswoman for state attorney general George Jepsen told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Connecticut attorney general investigating Uber breach -spokeswoman

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Connecticut is investigating a computer breach at car hailing service Uber Technologies Inc that the company said it covered up after it was discovered in late 2016, a spokeswoman for state attorney general George Jepsen told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Bruni: Jeff Flake Spoke Up. Time to Put Up.

Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.

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With Net Neutrality and Antitrust Moves, a Mixed Message From Washington

Loosening rules on internet providers would let big companies charge more for their services. But a suit to block a merger signals a tougher stance against big business.

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White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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Sound in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A sound detected on Monday in the South Atlantic, near where an Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew went missing five days ago, is not believed to have come from the ill-fated vessel, a navy spokesman said.

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RPT-From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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Satellite calls did not come from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Satellite calls detected over the weekend during a search-and rescue-operation for a missing Argentine submarine did not come from the vessel, as previously believed, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters on Monday.

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Philippines' Duterte spokesman says ban on open pit mining remains

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, amid plans by a government panel to seek the removal of the policy.

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From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

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State Dept spokeswoman: 'There's a morale issue in this building'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert acknowledged Friday that that there is a morale problem in the agency and offered this advice to workers: "Don't give up."

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Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga split

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have split after 10 years.

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No date set yet for Keystone pipeline restart - TransCanada spokesman

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 17 (Reuters) - No date has been set yet for a restart of TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline, which was shut down on Thursday after a 5,000-barrel crude oil leak in South Dakota, a company spokesman said on Friday.

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Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.

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On Washington: Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

Lawmakers see a possible turning point against inappropriate behavior that has been tolerated on Capitol Hill because of political power.

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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

It was a remarkable statement from a senator who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid last year but has been deeply involved in efforts to curb sexual abuse and harassment.

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Denzel Washington's 'Roman J. Israel'

Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines brightly, but in a movie that otherwise doesn't present an especially strong case for rushing out to see it.

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PM May's spokesman says report UK will raise Brexit bill offer is speculation

LONDON (Reuters) - A newspaper report that British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to offer up to 20 billion pounds ($26 billion) more to the European Union as part of Brexit divorce bill is speculation, her spokesman said on Thursday.

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Washington's new Museum of the Bible aims to inform, not preach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient scripts and rocker Elvis Presley's Bible will be on display at the $500 million Museum of the Bible, which opens this weekend in Washington after questions about the...

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Congress poised for a major test on tax legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress was approaching a major test on Thursday of its ability to overhaul the federal tax code, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on sweeping tax legislation.

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A Star on Washington’s Ice With a No. 1 Fan at the Kremlin

Alexander Ovechkin’s play for the Capitals has made him a cherished import, but his ties to Russia and President Vladimir V. Putin have raised eyebrows.

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Washington Memo: ‘What About Bill?’ Sexual Misconduct Debate Revives Questions About Clinton

Conservatives resurrect charges as a political cudgel, but some liberals say it may be time to rethink their defense of the former president.

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Washington state AG's office confirms Justice Department circulating AT&T Time Warner complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state attorney general's office acknowledged on Wednesday that it was reviewing a draft complaint being circulated by the U.S. Justice Department regarding AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner , confirming that the Justice Department has drawn up a complaint.

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Washington’s Tent: A Detective Story

How the Museum of the American Revolution found the only known depiction George Washington’s traveling headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

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As 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' Denzel Washington explores social injustice

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For his latest role, as an attorney who defends young people of color imprisoned without trial, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington weighed how family dynamics played into the lives of young criminals.

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On Washington: Past Sex Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take a Tough Line

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who has pushed out Republican offenders in the past, views salacious episodes as a threat to the Senate and to the party’s reputation.

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A Statue Stirs to Life in Washington Square Park

A man’s unusually small size, which invited the jeers of bullies in his youth, became a key to his role as a “living statue” in Greenwich Village.

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Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s.

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Freeport Indonesia mine access road reopened after shooting -spokesman

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its Papuan mine, a company spokesman said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.

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McConnell says he misspoke about no tax increase for middle class

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he "misspoke" when he had previously said nobody in the middle class would get a tax increase under the new GOP plan, according to The New York Times.

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His decision to stay in Senate race amid sexual misconduct allegations leaves Republicans in Washington with few options

Senate Republicans face a dire reality in Alabama following sexual misconduct accusations about Roy Moore, their Senate nominee in Alabama: They want Moore gone from the race but are largely powerless to make that happen.

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Russian retailer M.Video in preliminary talks with Alibaba: spokesman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest electronics retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba about possible cooperation, an M.Video spokesman said on Friday.

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House panel to finish work on tax legislation Thursday: chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House Ways and Means Committee will wrap up work on Thursday on major tax overhaul legislation, Chairman Kevin Brady said, which could bring the measure to a vote by the full House as early as next week.

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Far From Washington, ‘Uncle Trump’ Finds Fans in China

Many Chinese say they are relieved to see a leader who seems to care more about making deals than idealism.

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On Washington: Election Rattles Congressional Republicans, and Their Agenda, While Buoying Democrats

Losses in Virginia and elsewhere are likely to spur a push for a tax overhaul that would endanger Republican incumbents in higher-tax states.

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The New Washington Drama: Treasury Secretary Versus Treasury Secretary

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has become a vocal critic of the sitting one, Steven Mnuchin, raising eyebrows as he upends political comity.

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Jennifer Aniston returning to TV

Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television, nearly 14 years after the actress wrapped up her star-launching role on NBC's "Friends."

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Afghanistan will not block WhatsApp, Telegram: spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government will not block the instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, a spokesman said on Monday, following days of controversy after reports the services would be suspended.

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LSE has made strong case for Aramco listing: UK PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange has made a "very strong case" for oil company Saudi Aramco to lists its shares in Britain, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after President Donald Trump urged the king of Saudi Arabia to list in New York.

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Pelosi backs sexual harassment legislation to address accusations in Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday weighed in on the sexual harassment claims current and former female lawmakers are making against their male colleagues in Congress, saying she supports legislative action in Congress to address the issue.

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Trump's approval rating hits historic low, Washington Post-ABC poll says

As he approaches the first anniversary of his election victory over Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump's approval ratings have hit historic lows.

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On Washington: Paul Ryan Puts It All on the Line in Tax Fight

For the longtime budget and tax wonk, and for the Republicans he leads in the House, the tax proposal is a big opportunity. It is also a big risk.

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U.S. State Department says certain immigrants no longer need protected status: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of Central Americans and Haitians living in the United States under special status no longer need to be shielded from deportation, the U.S. Department of State told Homeland Security officials this week, according to the Washington Post.

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Trump says he recalls little about meeting where aide spoke of Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Jennifer Lawrence asks Kim Kardashian prying questions

The beauty mogul answered personal questions from actress Jennifer Lawrence on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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Democrats sue to get documents on Trump's Washington hotel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats filed suit on Thursday seeking the release of government documents related to Republican President Donald Trump's ownership of a Washington hotel that critics say represents a conflict of interest.

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Libyan force ready to cooperate on UK extradition request for bomber's brother: spokesman

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The Libyan force holding the brother of the brother of the bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester in May is ready to cooperate on a British extradition request if it is approved by the attorney general, a spokesman said on Thursday.

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At long last, ground broken for Eisenhower memorial in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial kicked off symbolically on Thursday after years of opposition to the late U.S. president's $150 million monument by critics who balked at its cost and size.

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Long-awaited Republican legislation calls for deep tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive for the deep tax cuts that he promised as a candidate reached a major milestone on Thursday, with his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiling long-awaited legislation to overhaul the tax code.

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Long-awaited U.S. Republican legislation calls for deep tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive for the deep tax cuts that he promised as a candidate reached a major milestone on Thursday, with his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiling long-awaited legislation to overhaul the tax code.

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Groundbreaking set for Eisenhower memorial in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ground will be broken on Thursday for the Dwight W. Eisenhower National Memorial after years of opposition to the design and size of the $150 million monument to the late U.S. president, including from his granddaughter Susan Eisenhower who once referred to it as a "theme park."

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Drugmaker Novo Nordisk warns of U.S. legislation, cautious on 2018

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Drugmaker Novo Nordisk forecast only muted growth in 2018 and warned that draft legislation in some U.S. states to make pricing more transparent could impact business in its largest market.

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Drugmaker Novo Nordisk warns U.S. legislation could make business difficult

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Wednesday that new legislation being prepared in some U.S. states to improve pricing transparency could potentially impact business in its key market.

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Washington Memo: A Capital Consumed by Talk of Scandal and Suspicion

A day after the first charges from the investigation into Russian election interference, the president seethed, his party ducked and the opposition chortled.

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UK's Brexit preparations accelerating, cabinet united behind PM May: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union are accelerating significantly, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, describing her cabinet of senior ministers as united in seeking a Brexit deal from the EU.

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The four ways Washington responded to Mueller's charges

Late Sunday, as a weekend of frenzied speculation and spin drew to an anxious close, #MuellerMonday began to trend on Twitter. A few hours later, a little more than two days after CNN broke the news that a grand jury had approved charges in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation, the names were revealed.

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U.S. regulator makes personal appeal to Trump to veto class-action legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. consumer financial watchdog took the unusual step on Monday of personally asking President Donald Trump to veto legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue.

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Washington Nationals name Chicago Cubs bench coach Martinez as manager

(The Sports Xchange) - The Washington Nationals hired Chicago Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez to become their next manager, the team announced Monday.

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Church to relocate plaques of Lee and Washington

In response to violent protests over the fate of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year, a 244-year-old Episcopal church in Alexandria is planning to move a set of plaques honoring former parishioners Robert E. Lee and George Washington.

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The Shift: Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing.

As the social media giant grows in the developing world, its platform is being used to spread misinformation and incite violence.

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Washington Memo: In J.F.K. Files, a Peek Back at an Era of Secrets and Intrigue

Documents released this week recall the Cold War context against which the assassination of John F. Kennedy generated suspicion that persists to this day.

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Critic’s Notebook: Politicians Are Bad at Podcasting

New podcasts hosted by lawmakers put them in a quasi-journalistic role. They do not fare well.

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U.S. House passes budget plan, paving way for tax cut legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives took a key step on Thursday to pave the way for deep tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders, but major hurdles remained as Trump seeks his first significant legislative achievement.

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Big Tech’s Rivals Pounce at Chances to Win in Washington

Media, telecom and other industries struggled to find lawmakers who would be critical of big technology companies. Not anymore.

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State of the Art: Can Washington Stop Big Tech Companies? Don’t Bet on It

Why the government seems paralyzed in the face of the power and influence of companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft.

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Sheriff's Spokesman: 2 Dead in Campus Shooting, Suspect Fled

A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus at Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene.

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French government spokesman gets Macron's backing to lead party

PARIS (Reuters) - French government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday that Emmanuel Macron was backing him to lead the year-old Republic on the Move (LREM) party that brought the president to victory earlier this year.

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On Washington: Another Republican Call to Arms, but Who Will Answer?

Most congressional Republicans are reluctant to upset President Trump when they are trying to piece together a tax agreement.

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Draft Senate Iran legislation sets tough new U.S. terms for deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Draft legislation responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal would set tough new terms for the pact, including restoring sanctions if Iran tests a ballistic missile able to carry a warhead or bars nuclear inspectors from any sites.

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Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president's appointment.

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No 'bespoke' Brexit, transition means 'status quo': Barnier

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Britain must accept the full economic and legal status quo in a transition period after it leaves the EU and should expect no tailor-made terms on trade in its future relationship.

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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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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said, the latest attack in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's security forces.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

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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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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Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

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Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on North Korea, Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are continuing a dialogue on North Korea and the future of the international deal on Iran's nuclear program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Winnie Mandela 'in high spirits' after minor surgery: spokesman

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, is "in high spirits" after being admitted to hospital for minor surgery, her spokesman said on Thursday.

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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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Washington 'trying to squeeze Russian gas out of Europe': Putin

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of trying to squeeze Russia out of European energy markets, saying the latest round of U.S. sanctions was designed to force Europe to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas instead.

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London will remain leading financial centre - PM May's spokesman

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London will remain the world's leading financial centre, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday when asked about comments by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

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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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Jennifer Lawrence shares harassment story

Leaders from silicon valley to Capitol Hill speak out in #metoo campaign. CNN's Amara Walker reports

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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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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp, WashingtonFirst Bankshares stockholders approve merger

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

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

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

Restaurants nytimes.com

The Chef: Edward Lee Takes His Show to Washington

The Brooklyn-born chef, well established in Louisville and on TV, brings his Asian-infused Southern cooking to a new audience.

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Republican U.S. Senator Cochran postpones return to Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Thad Cochran has delayed his return to Washington following a medical procedure, his office said on Monday, possibly complicating passage of a budget blueprint that is needed to push through the Republicans' plan for tax reform.

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Washington is turning against the US Senate

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

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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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Trump says he spoke to US territory's 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech even though he is technically their President.

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Washington Post: Corker says Trump can't 'castrate' Tillerson

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennesse, told The Washington Post in an interview posted Friday that President Donald Trump's public statements on foreign policy "castrate" his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- creating "binary" scenarios for the United States on the world stage.

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Trump says he spoke to US Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President.

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Heidi Klum praises 'brave women' who spoke out

The "Project Runway" host released a statement to People this week about the scandal that has besieged Weinstein, whose former company co-produced her show.

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They have one-way tickets, paid for by Washington

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U.S. Tillerson assures Washington's only goal in Syria is fighting IS: TASS cites Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has given assurances that Washington's only goal in Syria is fighting Islamic State, the TASS news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday.

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Turkey received U.S. request to solve visa crisis: Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has received a request from the United States to solve an escalating row between the two countries, the spokesman for President Erdogan said on Thursday, after a U.S. consulate worker was arrested in Istanbul last week.

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BRIEF-Atmos Energy names Jennifer Hills vice president, investor relations

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BRIEF-Columbia Property Trust expands in Washington D.C. with acquisition of 1800 M Street

* Columbia Property Trust expands in Washington, D.C. with acquisition of 1800 M Street

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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.

Podcasts nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: For Republicans, ‘Failure Is Not an Option’ on Tax Cuts

After their health care debacle, Republicans acknowledge that an inability to deliver on taxes would be disastrous and set them up for a fierce backlash.

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Washington judge limits scope of government warrant for data from anti-Trump site

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A District of Columbia Superior Court judge on Tuesday agreed to limit the scope of the data the U.S. Justice Department is seeking from an anti-Trump website, saying innocent peoples' identities must be safeguarded to protect their constitutional rights.

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Credit monitor TransUnion hires new Washington lobbyists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Credit monitoring firm TransUnion added to its lobbying roster in Washington in early October after news of a hack at its competitor Equifax brought more government scrutiny to the industry.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Mike Isabella, Washington’s Restless Restaurateur

The former ‘Top Chef’ finalist is about to make his biggest gambles in a $30 million empire that moves at a sharklike pace.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

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UK energy price cap legislation to be published on Thursday- PM's spokesman

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Draft legislation on the British government's plans to cap energy prices will be published on Thursday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

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On Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Once Racing to Flee the Senate, Marco Rubio Now Digs In

Mr. Rubio, Republican of Florida, seems determined to shrug off the disappointment of a failed presidential race and show he is serious about the Senate, making up for lost time.

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After a Month in Court, Menendez Relishes a Trip to Washington

Senator Robert Menendez’s hectic schedule underscores an effort to show that he is still fulfilling his senatorial duties, despite his days spent fighting to stay out of prison.

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BRIEF-Washington Prime to retain Southern Hills Mall, sell Colonial Park Mall

* Washington Prime Group Inc - ‍signed definitive agreement to retain Southern Hills Mall, dominant enclosed asset​

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel approves self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill to speed self-driving cars to market without human controls and bar states from imposing regulatory road blocks.

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U.S. Senate panel approves self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill to speed self-driving cars to market without human controls and bar states from imposing regulatory road blocks.

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In Las Vegas, doubt that Washington can solve gun violence

The familiar debate over gun control legislation is churning in Washington. But here in the city where 58 people were murdered Sunday night at a concert, those political machinations feel virtually irrelevant.

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Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer's performance.

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Auto safety advocates criticize U.S. self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of auto safety advocates criticized a bill before the U.S. Congress that would allow automakers eventually to sell up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles annually if they could demonstrate they are as safe as current vehicles.

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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats From Embassy in Washington

The expulsions came after after 22 Americans suffered a mysterious illness in Havana.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: In ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan Sets a Crime Story on the Waterfront

A missing father, an underworld boss and a female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yards anchor the Pulitzer winner’s first novel since “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Tom Petty Dies; His Lyrics Spoke for Underdogs

Tom Petty, a staple of rock radio through decades with his band the Heartbreakers, has died at 66. Mr. Petty wrote pithy, hardheaded songs that gave 1960s roots a contemporary polish.

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Putin critic Navalny jailed for 20 days: spokeswoman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 20 days in jail on Monday on charges of repeatedly violating laws governing the organization of public meetings and rallies, his spokeswoman said.

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Trial of alleged ringleader of Benghazi attack begins in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors opened their case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah on Monday by telling jurors he orchestrated the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Bicycles and Bicycling nytimes.com

Bike-Sharing Is Flourishing in Washington. Can the City Handle It?

As cyclist numbers surge in the capital, bike commuting advocates are asking for better infrastructure.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Though Out of Power, Democrats Are Winning the Fight, Pelosi Says

Representative Nancy Pelosi says she has remained in Congress partly to ensure that a woman remains at the negotiating table, and she feels she has used that position well.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Marches for Racial Justice and Black Women Converge in Washington

Thousands of demonstrators proved that the summer of protests in the capital had not yet come to a close.

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Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: interior ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - A explosion was reported on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.

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Washington state sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

(Reuters) - Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic.

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Czech president's spokesman likens EU to Third Reich in outburst over spirit ingredient

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech president's spokesman likened the European Union to the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler on Thursday while criticizing the bloc's executive over a regulation on food safety.

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UPDATE 2-Washington state sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic.

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Washington state sues opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma

(Reuters) - Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic.

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UPDATE 1-Washington state sues opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic.

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Jennifer Lopez locates last of family in Puerto Rico

As she aids in the effort to help the people of Puerto Rico, Jennifer Lopez can now rest easy that her family members have been located.

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Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump waived shipping restrictions on Thursday to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, the White House said.

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EPA's Pruitt took flights costing taxpayers more than $58,000: Washington Post

(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt is said to have taken at least four noncommercial and military flights since mid-February, costing taxpayers more than $58,000, the Washington Post reported.

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U.S. senators announce deal on self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators said late on Wednesday that they had reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at easing hurdles to getting self-driving cars to drivers.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. senators announce deal on self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators said late on Wednesday that they had reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at easing hurdles to getting self-driving cars to drivers.

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Key U.S. senators announce deal on self-driving car legislation

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators said late on Wednesday they had reached a bipartisan deal on sweeping legislation aimed at easing hurdles to getting self-driving cars to drivers.

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BRIEF-Washington Federal and Anchor Bancorp announce extension of merger

* Washington Federal and Anchor Bancorp announce extension of merger agreement

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BRIEF-Uber says have decided to stop operating Xchange leasing business- spokesperson

* Uber says "have decided to stop operating Xchange leasing and move towards a less capital-intensive approach"- spokesperson Further company coverage:

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Tillerson to meet Cuba's foreign minister in Washington as tensions climb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez later on Tuesday, the Department of State said, at a time of heightening tensions between the old Cold War foes.

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BRIEF-Washington Trust Bancorp's CEO to retire on March 2,2018

* Says Joseph J. Marcaurele will retire as chairman and chief executive officer effective March 2, 2018

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Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook , are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

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BRIEF-Dominion Diamond gets court's nod for plan with Washington Companies

* Dominion Diamond receives court approval for arrangement with the Washington Companies

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On Washington: Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Donations to the party are down, and Senator Cory Gardner warned his colleagues that they have to show some results.

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BRIEF-Washington Trust Bancorp increases quarterly dividend

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Spokeswoman Cites ‘Demanding Schedule’ for Health Secretary’s Use of Private Jets

Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, took five work-related flights last week that cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

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Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire during 2016 race: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, offered to provide briefings to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin on the status of the 2016 U.S. presidential election less than two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

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Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

(Reuters) - Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

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Why Bill and Melinda Gates are spending a lot of time in Washington

Bill and Melinda Gates want to keep foreign aid flowing from Washington. But with a president that believes in "America First," they're fighting an uphill battle.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

‘Chuck and Nancy,’ Washington’s New Power Couple, Set Sights on Health Care

Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer hold no formal reins of power, but the Democratic leaders have emerged as a surprising force.

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Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us.