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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

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The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson. [Source]

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Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open early next year.

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Pilatus jet development far exceeded planned costs - NZZ interview

ZURICH, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Swiss plane maker Pilatus's development costs of "well over 500 million Swiss francs" ($504 million) far exceeded the original budget for the company's first business jet, Chairman Oscar Schwenk told the Neue Zuercher Zeitung in an article published on Saturday.

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France to allow blockchain for trading unlisted securities

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government opened the way on Friday for trading unlisted securities using blockchain digital ledgers with the adoption of new rules aimed at improving Paris' image as a center for financial innovation.

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Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walid Phares, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Friday in its investigation of possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

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CVS expects Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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UPDATE 1-CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp expects the Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman said.

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Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian 'day of rage'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there.

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U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice asked on Thursday for documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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U.S. Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter on Thursday, seen by Reuters, seeking documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

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Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

The White House pared down its invite list for the annual Hanukkah celebration. Democrats and Jewish groups critical of the president were not included.

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Tillerson to meet Lebanon's Hariri in Paris on Friday: U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Paris on Friday, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday.

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Trump's meeting with congressional leaders makes little headway

The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday to fund the government through December 22, removing the threat of a disruption to federal agencies for two weeks while Republican and Democratic leaders work to resolve a tough set of policy differences that would allow them to pass a long-term spending bill.

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U.S. Justice Department taps prosecutor to oversee asset forfeiture program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has tapped a North Carolina-based prosecutor for a new role designed to provide more checks and balances to its civil asset forfeiture program, following criticism of its abuse by the police.

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White House says it believes Saudi Arabia to allow a Yemeni port to open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it had reason to believe that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open.

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U.S. Interior Department wants more oil drilling, expedite ANWR permits

(Reuters) - The Department of the Interior, the U.S. government's second largest revenue generator behind the IRS, is trying to be a better business partner to oil companies to curb falling revenues, Vincent DeVito, energy advisory to the Secretary of the Interior, said on Thursday.

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Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds will likely whip up the unseasonably fierce wildfires ravaging Southern California on Thursday, forecasters said. The gales have come at the worst time, at the end of a long dry spell.

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Map: Trump continues to leave key State Department posts empty

Nearly 11 months into the Trump administration, and ten months since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office, the State Department continues to grapple with vacancies across its senior ranks.

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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

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Patagonia, Interior Department trade Twitter barbs

Outdoor retailer Patagonia and the Interior Department continued their public spat over US national monuments Tuesday on Twitter, trading barbs over each others' ties to "special interests."

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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach people in Yemen, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by human rights groups.

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Trump Jr. told investigators he communicated with Hope Hicks, not his father, about Trump Tower response

Donald Trump Jr. told House investigators that did not communicate directly with his father when confronted with news reports about his June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his testimony.

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Justice Department seeks warrant to seize ancient ring trafficked by ISIS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it is seeking a warrant so it can seize an ancient ring believed to be trafficked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant organization also known as "ISIS."

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California Department of Insurance seeks to suspend Wells Fargo's licenses

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance is seeking to suspend or revoke Wells Fargo & Co's licenses for alleged improper insurance sales practices related to the company's online insurance referral program.

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House will vote on allowing concealed gun owners to carry across state lines

The House will vote Wednesday on a bill that would let gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons travel to other states with their concealed firearms.

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U.S. Justice Department considers possible 'bump stocks' ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, the attachments that make semiautomatic rifles fire faster and were used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas in October.

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U.S. Justice Department, ATF to decide if bump stocks are prohibited

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Tuesday they are considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, used in Las Vegas in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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IOC: 'Clean' athletes will be allowed to compete

The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, but its 'clean' athletes will be allowed to compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)."

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CVS likely wants FTC antitrust review, not Justice Department, of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is uncertain who in the U.S. government will carry out an antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc , but the drugstore company is likely hoping the potentially more lenient Federal Trade Commission gets the nod, antitrust experts say.

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Tillerson defends record at State Department

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended his handling of America's foreign service on Tuesday during a visit to Brussels, seeking to reassure U.S. diplomats of American support under President Donald Trump.

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McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows

President Trump’s former aide had told lawmakers that she knew nothing of the national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador. But newly surfaced emails undermine her assertion.

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Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect

The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and later dismissed disputes over the second version.

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House Russia investigators to interview senior colleagues

Two senior lawmakers will be questioned by the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel's Russia investigation as the committee races to interview a bevy of high-profile witnesses in the final weeks of the year.

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U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism on Monday over whether ancient Persian artifacts housed in a Chicago museum can be seized to pay for a $71 million court judgment against Iran over its alleged role in a 1997 bombing attack in Jerusalem.

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U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states similarly interested in allowing such gambling as a way to fill their coffers to do the same thing.

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Dana Gas says UAE court allows it to appeal British sukuk ruling

DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates' Dana Gas PJSC on Monday said it will appeal against a British court's ruling on a $700 million sukuk, after a UAE court lifted an injunction preventing the energy producer from participating in the British proceedings.

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Senate tax bill would allow oil drilling in Alaskan wilderness

Tucked in the Senate tax bill's hundreds of pages is a proposal to open up 1.5 million acres of Alaskan wilderness for oil drilling -- and Senator Lisa Murkowski is very happy.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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State Department plans for protests after Jerusalem embassy announcement

The State Department's security arm has been told to plan for potentially violent protests at US embassies and consulates once the Trump administration announces it is moving the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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UK bans Kaspersky software from departments responsible for national security: FT

(Reuters) - The British government has banned its departments responsible for national security from using software made by Russia's Kaspersky Labs, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing a letter sent to government officials. http://on.ft.com/2BuuWPU

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U.S. remains committed to Libyan political agreement: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States remains committed to the Libyan Political Agreement, the State Department said in a statement following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The main U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures contracts, opening the door to added regulation and more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency.

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U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures, after the rival bourses showed their proposed contracts and trading arrangements met necessary requirements.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator to allow CME, CBOE to list bitcoin futures

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator said on Friday it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets Inc to list bitcoin futures, after the rival bourses showed their proposed contracts and trading arrangements met necessary requirements.

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CIA chief Mike Pompeo is the leading candidate to take over at the State Department, government sources say

The White House is contemplating a scenario to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within the next few months, multiple government officials tell CNN.

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Sexual misconduct allegations may roil 2018 U.S. congressional elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spate of sexual misconduct accusations against U.S. politicians and other powerful men will force candidates for the November 2018 congressional elections to weigh more carefully than ever whether their past behavior could doom their chances.

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Mueller’s Prosecutors Are Said to Have Interviewed Jared Kushner on Russia Meeting

The brief interview focused on a meeting attended by a Russian ambassador and the incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a person briefed on the investigation.

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Soros persuades U.S. judge to allow $10 billion Guinea mine case arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday put on hold a $10 billion lawsuit against George Soros in which companies controlled by fellow billionaire Beny Steinmetz claimed his campaign of defamation cost them a lucrative iron ore deposit in Guinea.

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Russian media law poses threat to free press: U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that a new law allowing Russia's Justice Ministry to list foreign media outlets as "foreign agents" posed a threat to free press and it urged Moscow not to use the measure to tighten control over the media.

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U.S. State Department criticizes Cuban municipal vote as 'flawed'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that municipal elections in Cuba over the weekend were flawed because authorities used "intimidation, arcane technicalities and false charges" to keep independent candidates off of the ballot.

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Tillerson 'offended' by claims of State Department's hollowing out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he was offended by claims that the State Department is being hollowed out, saying his agency is functioning well, contrary to scathing criticism from former diplomats.

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Hawaii, ACLU ask U.S. top court not to allow full Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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Hawaii urges top U.S. court not to fully allow Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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Official in charge of State Department reorganization steps down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official overseeing a reorganization of the State Department that has been criticized by current and former U.S. diplomats has stepped down after less than four months on the job, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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U.S. Labor Department delays final part of fiduciary rule

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor issued an 18-month-delay on Monday for key parts of its retirement rule, including one that would require brokers to ask clients if they feel that...

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What this police department doesn't want you telling their officers

Sometimes it's easy to forget that without the uniform and badge, cops are regular people.

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The Illustrated Interview: The Illustrated Interview: Ricky Gervais

The actor and comedian did his illustrations from his London home with a Sharpie.

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Germany may need constitutional change to allow it to strike back at hackers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany may need to change its constitution to allow it to strike back at hackers who target private computer networks and it hopes to complete any legal reforms next year, a top Interior Ministry official said on Monday.

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State Department won't send a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump's global summit trip, officials say

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.

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Iran allows women to compete internationally

LONDON (Reuters) - Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country's weightlifting federation said on Thursday.

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Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

(Reuters) - Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

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Trump to meet congressional leaders next week on legislative issues -White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss "end-of-year legislative issues," a White House spokeswoman said 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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Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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UPDATE 1-Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban to go into effect pending appeal

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to allow the latest version of its controversial travel ban to go fully into effect, pending appeal.

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

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Justice Department set to sue to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

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Tillerson defends his management of State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended his management of the State Department Monday, following a host of recent criticisms from members of congress, a diplomatic union, and -- most recently -- The New York Times Editorial Board.

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Mueller team set to interview WH officials

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Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, Israeli media reported.

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

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Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Russian-Trump Jr. meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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U.S. plans to allow contentious elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe

(Reuters) - Hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe can now bring trophies of their hunt back to the United States under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration that outraged animal activists just a day after the White House said the decision was not yet final.

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Analysts flee Wall Street with gallows humor as research changes loom

(Reuters) - Having covered financial stocks at big and small banks for more than two decades, David Hilder was accustomed to the ebb and flow of Wall Street job cuts and hiring sprees.

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Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is facing a wave of withering bipartisan criticism that his effort to reform the State Department is instead spurring an exodus of talent that undermines American diplomacy and endangers the nation. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

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Franken accuser speaks to CNN (full interview)

Radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper after accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006.

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Former Trump campaign adviser delivers 'irrelevant' documents to congressional committees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Thursday delivered subpoenaed documents he described as "irrelevant and unnecessary" to two congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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U.S. House members join growing congressional concern about State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Philippines reallows contraceptive devices after certifying them safe

MANILA (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic-majority Philippines will reallow the use of contraceptive implants after certifying 51 drugs and devices safe and not the cause of abortions, the health department announced on Thursday.

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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Deception and Ruses Fill the Toolkit of Investigators Used by Weinstein

Black Cube, hired to ferret out information on a Weinstein accuser, used an elaborate ruse involving a fake job interview in another case.

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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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More worries in Congress over cuts at U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to explain "questionable management practices" at his department that they believe are weakening the country's diplomatic power, adding to a chorus of concern in Congress.

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No flicking allowed, Subbuteo turned into an art form

(Reuters) - Hidden away down a drab side street in Milan's gray suburbs, the little figures lined up in the dusty window of a local ceramic workshop add a welcome dash of a color on a chilly autumn...

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BRIEF-The California Department Of Managed Health Care fines Anthem Blue Cross $5 mln

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Justice Department approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Colombia court approves peace tribunals ahead of congressional vote

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's constitutional court said in a ruling late on Tuesday that special justice tribunals outlined in a peace deal between the government and the Marxist FARC rebels are constitutional, ahead of a congressional vote on the subject.

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FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow

A psychiatric medication system in the form of a pill with a built-in digital tracking device gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

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Justice Department has 27 leak investigations underway

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Attorney general insists he hasn't made any false statements in his previous congressional testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told lawmakers that he now remembers a meeting with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose work is now a focus of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, but denied having a clear memory of full the conversation.

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Senators blast State Department over cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the U.S. State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure to have a plan for a proposed reorganization.

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Justice Department to Consider Special Counsel for Uranium One Deal

In a letter to Congress, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he planned to pursue the possibility of appointing a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One Deal.

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Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve a senior Transportation Department nominee and advance another nomination, after Republicans accused Democrats of blocking some nominees to push for funding of a New York area infrastructure project.

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Teen made 911 report that preceded policeman killing him, investigators say

As a community grieves and a family has few words, Wisconsin investigators say the 911 call that preceded the police shooting of a knife-wielding Native American teen was made by the teen himself.

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U.S. court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let part of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no connections to the United States.

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EU to sign defense pact, may allow limited British role

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France, Germany and 20 other EU governments are set to sign a defense pact on Monday they hope marks a new era of European military integration to cement unity after Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

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Singapore founder's grandson names lawyer in contempt case

SINGAPORE/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, stemming from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.

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I Interviewed Joe Biden. A Sob Took Me by Surprise.

After all my persistence and preparation for an interview with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., I would go down as the one who bawled.

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Investigators probe Trump knowledge of campaign's Russia dealings: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump's election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team's contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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Interview: Russian refusal to admit doping could block Olympic path - WADA

(Reuters) - Russia's refusal to accept responsibility for widespread state-sponsored doping uncovered in the McLaren report could prevent its competitors taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics, WADA director general Olivier Niggli said on Friday.

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U.S. Justice Department commits to prosecute activists that damage pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage energy infrastructure in a move that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump.

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Reporter headbutted by interviewee

A reporter in Rome was assaulted during an interview when an alleged supporter of a far-right group headbutted him and then chased him with a pipe.

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German investigators shut down illegal file-sharing site

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German investigators shut down an illegal file-sharing site with around 27,000 members as part of a police sting targeting 42 suspects across Germany, the Frankfurt attorney general's office said on Friday.

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Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.

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Critic’s Notebook: President Trump Finds His TV Niche in Softball Interviews

The president styles himself a fighter, but when it comes to television, he prefers allies who help mold his image like “The Apprentice” once did.

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‘MAGA Day’: An Interview With Steve Bannon

In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Stephen K. Bannon talked about Senate Republicans, white nationalism and the day President Trump was elected.

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Mueller interviews top White House aide Miller

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

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United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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.

healthNews reuters.com

Brazilian Congressional committee votes to ban all abortions

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Congressional committee led by Evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in Brazil in all situations, including cases of rape and where the mother's life is in danger.

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Investigators have asked questions about the former Trump adviser and his son's business dealings

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has expressed concern about the potential legal exposure of his son, Michael Flynn Jr., who, like his father, is under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

Gender nytimes.com

Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules

The country’s constitutional court ruled that officials must create a gender-neutral option to ensure individuals’ rights.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Department mulls limits on overlapping corporate penalties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is exploring ways to prevent multiple law enforcement agencies from slapping companies with corporate penalties over the same underlying misconduct, a senior official said on Wednesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Russia wants U.S. to extradite doping whistleblower: investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it planned to ask the United States to extradite Grigory Rodchenkov, the ex-head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory who alleged a state-sponsored doping cover-up at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Department unseals charges in Rolls-Royce Holdings foreign bribery case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials to benefit Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and help secure a contract to provide services for a major gas pipeline from Central Asia to China.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Department unseals charges in Rolls-Royce foreign bribery case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in order to help win business for Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc.

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A Trump Defense Department nominee: 'Insane' that civilians can buy assault rifles

President Donald Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. Dean Winslow, said Tuesday it is "insane" that a civilian can buy a semi-automatic weapon like the gun that Devin Kelley used in the Texas church shooting.

topNews reuters.com

U.S. Air Force error allowed Texas church gunman to buy weapons

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

worldNews reuters.com

From Chilean refuge, Venezuelan congressional deputy defies president

CARACAS (Reuters) - From his refuge at the Chilean ambassador's home, Venezuela's deputy congressional leader has defended "civil disobedience" against President Nicolas Maduro and urged demoralized opponents to unite and oust him in a presidential vote.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. department stores tap brakes on stocking for holiday season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - This holiday season, retailers are making a list, checking it twice, and then ordering less for U.S. shoppers. With foot traffic at their stores in decline, department stores that would have stocked up for the biggest shopping season of the year months ago are still in the process of placing new orders, according to nearly a dozen sources including company officials, vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise such chains.

cnn.com

Hero speaks: Emotional interview with man who shot gunman

Stephen Willeford shot and chased the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church.

Capital Punishment nytimes.com

Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

The Supreme Court said cases barring execution of mentally ill inmates do not apply to sane ones who cannot recall what they did.

businessNews reuters.com

Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses: regulator

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

companyNews reuters.com

Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses - regulator

SYDNEY, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

domesticNews reuters.com

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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GOP's Corker blasts Trump for pressuring Justice Department

Republican Sen. Bob Corker continued his criticism of President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Trump is pressuring the Justice Department to "pursue cases against his adversaries and calling for punishment before trials take place."

domesticNews reuters.com

Justice Department says it was misled by pregnant immigrant teen's lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a pregnant immigrant teenager, who successfully fought a legal battle to have an abortion, misled the Justice Department over the timing of the procedure, the government alleged in a court filing Friday.

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Trump says ending chain migration will be part of a DACA deal: Fox interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday ending so-called chain migration, which allows legal immigrants to apply for relatives abroad to come to the United States, would be part of any legislation to help young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

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Investigators have been asking in witness interviews about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of James Comey

Clovis, Sam (1949- ) nytimes.com

Trump Nominee Sam Clovis Withdraws From Consideration for Agriculture Department Post

Mr. Clovis’s name was tied to a former Trump campaign adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. over his contacts with Russian officials.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. top diplomat to visit Asia as part of Trump trip: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar as part of President Donald Trump's trip to Asia starting on Friday, the Department of State said on Thursday.

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Russia probe could derail Sam Clovis' bid to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist is imperiled over his connections to the ongoing Russia probe, sources tell CNN.

Wegman, William (1943- ) nytimes.com

The Illustrated Interview: William Wegman

The artist sketched his answers at his New York studio with a fine-point Sharpie.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. Agriculture Department proposes lifting mining ban near Grand Canyon

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday proposed lifting a mining ban on land near Grand Canyon National Park as part of the Trump administration's broader effort to sweep away regulations impeding development.

healthNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization's cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its "scientific integrity".

topNews reuters.com

Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said.

cnn.com

Donald Trump Jr. sends Halloween tweet about 'socialism'

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday evening marked Halloween by tweeting that he would redistribute his child's candy to "teach her about socialism."

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New York City's Halloween parade goes on

Undeterred by a deadly attack hours earlier and just a few blocks away, New Yorkers gathered Tuesday night in Manhattan's West Village for Halloween festivities.

topNews reuters.com

Exuberant and defiant, New Yorkers flock to Halloween parade despite attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of merry-makers, many dressed in elaborate Halloween costumes, paraded through lower Manhattan on Tuesday, undeterred by the attack that unfolded just hours earlier when a driver mowed down dozens of people on a bike path a few blocks away.

cnn.com

Halloween comes to the White House

Halloween comes to the White House with President Trump and first lady Melania handing out candy and posing for pictures with kids in costume. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

domesticNews reuters.com

California Department of Insurance says wildfires losses at $3.3 billion and rising

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday that insured losses for deadly wildfires in the state are $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers.

cnn.com

You won't recognize the celeb who won Halloween

Was it a trick or a treat?

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Don't accidentally overdose on black licorice this Halloween, the FDA warns

If Halloween is your excuse for endlessly indulging in candy (and of course it is), go slow on the black licorice.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Airbus Says It Misled State Department on Arms Sales

The aircraft manufacturer’s disclosure suggests that a bribery scandal in Europe could spread to the United States.

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Robert Mueller, Jerome Powell, Halloween: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

From trick to treat: After years of antipathy, Britain embraces Halloween

LONDON (Reuters) - Halloween was once seen as frightfully vulgar by generations of Britons but now millennials are turning it into a retail bonanza.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. court allows evidence from FBI child porn site probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a decision that threw out evidence obtained in an undercover FBI probe to charge a Massachusetts man prosecutors said was a user of the world's largest child pornography website.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. State Department names Russian defense, intel firms under sanctions law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday named 39 Russian defense- and intelligence-related entities under a new sanctions law, belatedly taking a step to enforce legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress.

cnn.com

House investigators to interview ex-Trump campaign adviser

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page is coming to Capitol Hill next week for an interview before the House intelligence committee, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

topNews reuters.com

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.

cnn.com

Spooky special effects for Halloween

CNN's Neil Curry experiences the "mummifier" as a special effects firm shares it spooky secrets in time for Halloween.

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Halloween costumes have never been more politically loaded

Offending and being offended have become Halloween traditions as obvious and predictable as jack-o-lanterns rotting on the front porch.

companyNews reuters.com

REFILE-UPDATE 3-Ahead of Trump trip, China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan president in

* China sees Taiwan as most sensitive, important issue with U.S.

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Ahead of Trump trip, China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan president in

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Friday not to permit Taiwan's president to travel through U.S. territory en route to the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, a sensitive visit shortly ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Beijing.

topNews reuters.com

China urges U.S. not to allow transit of Taiwan president

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through its territories on her way to and from Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Pacific.

cnn.com

Top Dems denied knowing about Trump dossier funding in talks with investigators

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about an arrangement to pay for opposition research on President Donald Trump, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Halloween nytimes.com

Spooked by Real Life? Bring On the Halloween Frights

A writer put himself through four haunted houses and theater experiences to see if he could hack it. Here is his (haunted) story.

politicsNews reuters.com

Justice Department settles with conservative groups over IRS scrutiny

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with dozens of conservative groups that claimed the Internal Revenue Service unfairly scrutinized them based on their political leanings when they sought a tax-exempt status, court documents showed.

cnn.com

How to stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is usually full of fun and adventure -- and candy -- making it a favorite holiday for many.

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Trump has granted Fox News 19 interviews since inauguration

businessNews reuters.com

Ryan says Republican tax plan must speed through choppy waters: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that a sweeping Republican tax-cut plan is entering its toughest phase yet as lobbyists swarm Congress to try to protect valuable tax breaks.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. House speaker says tax plan entering most difficult phase: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Republican plans to enact sweeping tax cuts are entering their choppiest waters as corporate lobbyists try to pressure lawmakers to protect tax breaks.

politicsNews reuters.com

Justice Department weighs changes to Obama-era financial task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether a financial enforcement task force created during the Obama administration in the wake of the housing crisis is still relevant, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday.

healthNews reuters.com

U.S. lawmakers will not tackle healthcare this year, Ryan says: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers will not take up a bipartisan plan to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets or try again to repeal and replace the law this year, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday, signaling his party was shelving the matter until the 2018 U.S. congressional election year.

healthNews reuters.com

U.S. House will not tackle healthcare this year, Ryan says: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress will not attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare again this year but should try again in 2018.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. House speaker says tax plan unlikely to swell deficit: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Republican tax cut plan that President Donald Trump wants passed by the end of the year is unlikely to trigger a big deficit expansion because it will spur more investment and job growth, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Integrum gets order from US Department of Defense

* GETS FIRST ORDER FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ORDER VALUE ABOUT SEK 2 MLN‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Consumer Bureau Loses Fight to Allow More Class-Action Suits

A Senate vote to overturn a rule restricting arbitration clauses, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie, was part of a Republican push to roll back Obama-era financial regulations.

topNews reuters.com

Cuban investigators say U.S. sonic attack allegations 'science fiction'

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials investigating U.S. complaints of attacks on diplomats in Havana said talk of acoustic strikes was "science fiction" and they accused Washington of "slander" while refusing to cooperate fully with Cuba's enquiry.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Brazil congressional committees vote on reforms helping small miners

BRASILIA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian congressional committees approved one plank of sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, amending President Michel Temer's proposals to favor smaller miners, with votes on the two other measures delayed to Wednesday.

politicsNews reuters.com

House panels probing Justice Department actions in 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representative panels on Tuesday said they are probing various Department of Justice actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, including FBI decisions surrounding the investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails.

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U.S. House panels probing Justice Department actions in 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representative panels on Tuesday said they are probing various Department of Justice actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, including FBI decisions surrounding the investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

U.S. Halloween princesses make way for Wonder Woman, pink 'pussyhats'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This Halloween, expect to open the door to more pink pussyhats and fewer princesses.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. House panels open probe into Justice Department action during 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representative panels on Tuesday said they are investigating various Department of Justice actions from last year, including FBI decisions regarding former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

cnn.com

In an interview with CNN, the GOP senator said Trump's presidency will be remembered for his 'non-truth telling'

Hours before Donald Trump was set to huddle with Senate Republicans to rally support for his tax cut measure, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered an absolute bludgeoning of the President. And even that may be an understatement.

companyNews reuters.com

Brazil congressional committees ready reforms helping small miners

BRASILIA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian congressional committees are scheduled to vote on sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, likely amending President Michel Temer's proposals to favor smaller miners before putting them to a broader vote.

cnn.com

Congressional watchdog calls on Trump to act on climate change

A government report released Monday is sounding an alarm over the threat of climate change, and the government's response.

domesticNews reuters.com

Trader pleads guilty in fraudulent fuel credits scheme - U.S. Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The owner of a company that buys and sells renewable fuel and fuel credits pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme that generated more than $47 million in fraudulent renewable fuels credits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump says has not been asked for interview with special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has not been asked for an interview with U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Nevada Zinc enters into option agreement allowing co right to earn up to 80 pct interest in Macbride zinc property​

* Has entered into an option agreement that allows company right to earn up to an 80% interest in Macbride zinc property​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash

Three congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election have run into serious obstacles, and definitive conclusions are now unlikely.

cnn.com

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. 

politicsNews reuters.com

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.

cnn.com

The extraordinary arrogance of Trump interviewing US attorneys

politicsNews reuters.com

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."

Wildfires nytimes.com

Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: A Case of Déjà Vu in ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

In this sequel that feels like a remake, all prospects for amusement are never even vaguely realized.

cnn.com

This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

The Daily nytimes.com

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

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

domesticNews reuters.com

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

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

politicsNews reuters.com

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.