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Washington state's congressional delegation shared their condolences following a train derailment that killed several people on board Monday morning in Pierce County, Washington. [Source]

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North Korean Pop Singer Leads Pre-Olympic Delegation to South

The advance team of North Koreans, headed by Hyon Song-wol, one of the North’s best-known propaganda singers, arrived in the South on Sunday.

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North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics.

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North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

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North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

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UPDATE 1-New Jersey governor calls for audit of state's tax incentive program

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - New Jersey's new governor, Phil Murphy, signed an executive order on Friday calling for an evaluation of the state's corporate tax break programs by the comptroller's office before year-end.

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Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in recent years from a supporter of women's access to abortion to a powerful opponent.

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On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.

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Trump set to leave Washington ahead of shutdown deadline

President Donald Trump is scheduled to depart Washington and head to his Florida resort hours before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown Friday at midnight.

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Supreme Court blocks court order to redraw North Carolina congressional districts

The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to freeze, for now, a lower court opinion that struck down North Carolina congressional districts holding that it amounted to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. 

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Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning.

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Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished.

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Turkey says could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters.

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Opinion: Love and Washington don't mix

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Turkey says it could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria's Afrin district and other regions across the border unless the United States withdraws support for a Kurdish-led force there.

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Pennsylvania court could order new congressional map before 2018 midterms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Wednesday grilled a lawyer who defended the way state congressional districts are apportioned, a design opponents have challenged as illegally skewed to benefit Republicans who hold 13 of its 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Tyler Hilinski of Washington State Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

The police found Hilinksi, who was expected to start at quarterback for the Cougars next season, after he did not show up for a practice.

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Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

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Washington D.C. subway train derails, no injuries reported

(Reuters) - A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

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'Dreamer' lives in limbo as Washington battles over immigration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jovan Rodriguez plans to go underground if protections for immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children expire, giving up on dreams of a master’s degree and a career in New York’s glittering theater world.

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Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

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U.S. Davos delegation to include Mnuchin, Ross and Lighthizer: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this month will include Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a senior administration official told Reuters.

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Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.

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President Donald Trump's sunrise tweet casting aspersions on the domestic surveillance program his own intelligence officials have called essential set off a thunderclap of concern in Washington -- and underscored the pitfalls of the President's morning television tweet-alongs.

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2 Journalists, at Fox and Washington Post, Are Accused of Misconduct

James Rosen, a Washington correspondent, left Fox News last month, and Joel Achenbach, a Washington Post reporter, received a 90-day suspension on Wednesday.

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Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington doesn't fix mistakes

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington don't fix mistakes: Turkey foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were most harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

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U.S. judges order overhaul of North Carolina's partisan congressional districts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A three-judge federal panel ordered congressional districts in North Carolina to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections, ruling on Tuesday that the Republican-drawn map was illegal and unconstitutionally partisan.

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N. Carolina congressional districts are partisan and unconstitutional, judges rule

Federal judges said Tuesday that North Carolina will have to quickly redraw its 13 congressional districts because the map is unconstitutionally partisan.

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El Salvador Again Feels the Hand of Washington Shaping Its Fate

It has suffered from a civil war and gang violence, and is now bracing for the return of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the United States.

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Judges order overhaul of North Carolina's partisan congressional districts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A three-judge federal panel ordered congressional districts in North Carolina to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections, ruling on Tuesday that the current Republican-drawn map was illegal and unconstitutionally partisan.

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The ruling was the first time that a federal court had blocked a congressional map because the judges believed it to be a partisan gerrymander.

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Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump could be interviewed within weeks as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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U.S. to end protected status for many Salvadoran immigrants: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants to remain in the United States, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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(Reuters) - A deputy sheriff in Washington state was fatally shot on Sunday night while chasing two suspected burglars, one of whom was found dead at the scene, police and local media said.

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On Washington: New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire

Lawmakers from both parties see it as a state decision and vow to force the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to back down.

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

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U.S. says Washington Amtrak train derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Thursday that damage from a deadly December Amtrak train crash in Washington State topped $40.4 million.

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Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

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Romney could become Trump's new Washington foe

The Republican opposition to President Donald Trump is poised to get a new champion: Mitt Romney.

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not run for re-election: Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

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Congo's top Catholic slams state's 'barbarism' after deadly protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as "barbarism", escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country's most powerful institutions.

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The state's new law legalizing recreational marijuana is off to a busy first day

California began selling recreational marijuana today in what's seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed, and hundreds lined up to buy it.

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On Washington: Republicans’ 2018 Resolution: Bipartisanship. Will It Last?

With their Senate majority narrowed even further and a midterm election approaching, Republicans are seeking some consensus with Democrats after a year of intense division.

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At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides

To deter people seeking to end their lives, an 11-foot-high fence and a canopy of netting have been installed on a pathway at the edge of the 86-year-old span.

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Washington Memo: The Year the News Accelerated to Trump Speed

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Kimmel, Covfefe, ‘Wonder Woman’: Washington’s Views on Pop Culture in 2017

Two Times reporters shared their analysis of how pop culture looks from inside the White House.

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FBI deputy director McCabe to retire in 2018: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe plans to retire next year, after months of criticism from Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

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The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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Washington state highway reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment

(Reuters) - A major West Coast highway reopened on Wednesday after workers spent two days clearing the wreckage from an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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Last piece of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington state highway

(Reuters) - Workers had cleared all the wrecked train cars blocking a major West Coast highway by Wednesday morning, two days after the Amtrak train derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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Most of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington highway

(Reuters) - Workers had cleared most of the wreckage blocking a major West Coast highway by Wednesday morning, two days after an Amtrak train derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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Congressional Russia investigators grill FBI deputy director

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was grilled by the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors Tuesday amid Republican calls for his firing -- but he was defended by some key lawmakers.

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U.S. investigators seek answers from train crew in Washington derailment

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - U.S. safety inspectors probing the deadly wreck of a passenger train that careened off a bridge onto a highway in Washington state are eager to question the engineer and a conductor-in-training who were in the cab of the locomotive, officials said on Tuesday.

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U.S. investigators seek to interview train crew in Washington derailment

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - Safety investigators hope the engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that careened off a bridge onto a highway in Washington state can help explain why his locomotive was going more than twice the speed limit when the deadly derailment occurred, officials said on Tuesday.

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Trucks cart off mangled train cars after Washington state crash

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - Workers lifted mangled train cars onto flatbed trucks on Tuesday from the wreckage of an Amtrak train that veered off a bridge over a Washington state highway while traveling at more than twice the speed limit on its first run on a new route.

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Workers clearing wreckage of deadly Washington state train crash

(Reuters) - Workers on Tuesday were trying to clear the wreckage of an Amtrak train that veered off a bridge over a highway a day earlier in Washington state while traveling at more than twice the speed limit during its first run on a new route.

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Speeding train derails on new route in Washington state, killing three

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed on Monday as it took a corner on a new stretch of track in Washington state at more than twice the speed limit, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge and killing at least three people.

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Thirteen train cars spilled off the tracks, killing at least three people near DuPont, Washington

An Amtrak passenger train derailed in Washington state, as several of its cars tumbled off a highway overpass on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others.

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Passenger train on new route derails in Washington state, killing at least three

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge onto a major highway, killing at least three people and injuring about 100 others.

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Trump on Twitter (Dec 18) - Congressional Races, train accident

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Passengers killed when Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.

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Washington state's US lawmakers tweet condolences

Washington state's congressional delegation shared their condolences following a train derailment that killed several people on board Monday morning in Pierce County, Washington.

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Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state, killing several

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.

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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state, several killed

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several passengers, authorities said.

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Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Washington State

The train derailment on Monday morning left one car dangling over a highway from an overpass.

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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, leaving at least one train car dangling onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and injuring several people, according to authorities.

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A Pierce County, Washington official tweeted that 'injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come'

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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

(Reuters) - LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

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Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

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California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.

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Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third-largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly blaze since the beginning of the month.

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Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month.

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Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional Run

Ms. Ramsey, a newcomer to politics, was running to unseat a Republican. She denies that she harassed a male subordinate, as alleged in a 2005 lawsuit.

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Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday.

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World trade order in a wobble as Washington snubs WTO status quo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The frustration of Roberto Azevedo was evident when, as director general of the World Trade Organization, he summed up the results of a three-day ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in the past week. There were simply none.

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On Washington: With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump

After purging some from their ranks, Democrats are intensifying a push to investigate the president over accusations of harassment and abuse.

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California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change.

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Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.

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

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Syrian govt delegation to return to Geneva on Sunday for peace talks: SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's negotiating team is set to arrive in Geneva on Sunday to participate in peace talks, Syria's state news agency SANA reported on Thursday, quoting a foreign ministry source.

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U.S., France urge Russia to "deliver" Assad delegation to Syria peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and France called on Russia on Wednesday to deliver the delegation of President Bashar al-Assad to Syria peace talks in Geneva after discussions on ending the six-year war resumed with no sign of the government attending.

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Assad's delegation stays away from Syria peace talks

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Talks on ending the six-year war in Syria resumed on Wednesday with no sign of President Bashar al-Assad's delegation returning to the negotiations in Geneva after they walked out last week.

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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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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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Trump pick for top UN position praised Milo Yiannopoulos, shared inflammatory memes

President Donald Trump's pick for a top post at the United Nations repeatedly praised far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and shared disparaging memes about prominent Democrats and progressives on social media. 

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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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North Korea won't disarm, says Russian delegation to Pyongyang: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers who visited Pyongyang said North Korea was not prepared to disarm, and while it did not want nuclear war it is morally ready for it, Russia's RIA news agency reported.

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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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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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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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The Stories Behind Three Anti-Muslim Videos Shared by Trump

A look at the clips retweeted by President Trump suggests that the events shown are more complex than first appears. Here is what we know about them.

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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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Shared self-driving cars could slash demand for U.S. sedans: study

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday by consulting firm KPMG that used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities.

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Syrian government delegation postpones departure to Geneva talks: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to U.N.-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported.

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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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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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Syrian opposition to form delegation to take part in U.N. talks

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syrian opposition will form a 50-member delegation to participate in U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva, the main Syrian opposition meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh told a news conference late on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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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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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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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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.

Media nytimes.com

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.

Movies nytimes.com

A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’

The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.

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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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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.

Podcasts nytimes.com

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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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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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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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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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...

United States International Relations nytimes.com

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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Offers Condolences, for the Wrong Mass Shooting

In a Twitter post later deleted, President Trump again addressed a Texas town affected by a shooting on Nov. 5, though four were killed in California on Tuesday.

Revolutionary War, American (1775-83) nytimes.com

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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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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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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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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.

Art nytimes.com

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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Bob Geldof hands back Dublin honor shared with Aung San Suu Kyi

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof will return his 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' award to his home town on Monday, saying he could not continue to hold the honor with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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U.S. signals caution to Saudis despite shared concern about Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite President Donald Trump's full-throated support for Saudi Arabia, the United States appears to be signaling a desire for Riyadh to take a more cautious approach in its regional power struggle with Iran, experts say.

Global Warming nytimes.com

A Shadow Delegation Stalks the Official U.S. Team at Climate Talks

Al Gore, Jerry Brown and Michael R. Bloomberg are in Bonn, Germany, telling other countries that the United States is still serious about climate change.

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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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Militant threat hangs over Islamic State's former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished.

News and News Media nytimes.com

News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds

Several dozen news outlets participated in a new study, which finds that even a few stories can substantially increase discussion about a topic on Twitter.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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.

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.

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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.

United States Economy nytimes.com

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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Islamic State's footprint spreading in northern Somalia: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time.

Oak Creek, Wis, Shooting (2012) nytimes.com

In Places of Worship Scarred by Bullets, Long Memories and Shared Pain

Shootings at religious sites, like the First Baptist Church in Texas, prompt practical security measures. But the spiritual toll is more complicated.

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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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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.

Ryan, Paul D Jr nytimes.com

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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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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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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Iraq cannot try Islamic State's atrocities in Mosul: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iraq is not capable of trying atrocities committed by Islamic State during the battle for Mosul so it must find other routes to justice such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), a U.N. human rights report said on Thursday.

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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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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".

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

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.

cnn.com

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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BRIEF-Granite awarded $28 million light rail sub-contract in Washington

* Granite awarded $28 million light rail sub-contract in Washington

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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.

Social Media nytimes.com

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.

Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations nytimes.com

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.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Talking Points Brought to Trump Tower Meeting Were Shared With Kremlin

The information that a Russian lawyer brought to a June 2016 meeting with Trump campaign aides had been discussed with a top Russian government official.

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Iraq, Syria converge on Islamic State's last strongholds

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an attack to drive Islamic State from the last territory it holds in Iraq on Thursday and the Syrian army and its allies said they planned to march on the jihadist's last Syrian stronghold.

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues nytimes.com

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.

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues nytimes.com

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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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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Iowa Supreme Court puts state's abortion waiting period on hold

(Reuters) - The Iowa Supreme Court has maintained a block on a three-day waiting period for women seeking an abortion until a legal challenge concludes, a decision cheered by abortion-rights advocates.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Catalonia (Spain) nytimes.com

News Analysis: In Catalonia Crisis, Shared Blame for ‘a Difficult and Undesirable Situation’

Catalan separatists have flouted Spain’s Constitution, but Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has also allowed the conflict to spin dangerously out of control.

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.

Podcasts nytimes.com

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.

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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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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BRIEF-WashingtonFirst Bankshares reports Q3 EPS of $0.41

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Congressional Memo: For the Senate’s Budget Blueprint, It’s Better Late Than Never

The Senate’s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.

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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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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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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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Brazil congressional committee votes to shelve Temer charges

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A congressional committee voted 39-26 on Wednesday to reject charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer stemming from a corruption case involving the world's largest meatpacker.

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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp, WashingtonFirst Bankshares stockholders approve merger

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