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Republicans scramble for votes in Congress to keep government open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a Republican proposal to avert a government shutdown at week's end with a one-month extension in funding, but it was unclear whether there were enough votes to pass it in Congress.

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

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Vandal-proof statue of Thatcher outside UK parliament could be rejected again

LONDON (Reuters) - A second attempt to erect a statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside parliament, just six months after a first proposal was thrown out over vandalism fears, looks set to fail after officials recommended it be rejected.

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European lawmakers vote for more ambition on renewables targets

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ramp up climate goals in draft measures to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption, setting up tough talks with EU member states.

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Czech government agrees to resign after losing confidence vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis agreed to resign on Wednesday after the minority cabinet lost a confidence vote a day earlier.

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Czech government approves resignation after losing confidence vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis approved its resignation on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said, a compulsory move after the minority cabinet lost a confidence vote on Tuesday.

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What Trump voters think a year later

Trump supporters speak with CNN's Martin Savidge about their thoughts on the President's progress and performance a year into office.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world.

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Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

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U.S. Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

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Analysis: Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.

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Openness or protection? Czechs' choice echoes EU, U.S. votes

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs, like fellow voters from Europe to the United States, must weigh promises of a more outward-looking society against protection from the uncertainties of the global economy and immigration when they elect their president later this month.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says Glass Lewis Recommends Co's Shareholders Vote For Newstrike Deal

* A SECOND LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR, GLASS LEWIS, RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION

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Hear the conflicting accounts on Trump meeting comments

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on the conflicting accounts from the lawmakers who attended the White House immigration reform meeting where President Trump reportedly referred to some African nations as "shithole countries."

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Scottish leader says will look at independence vote by end of year

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would be able to make a judgment on whether to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this year after a shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union becomes clear.

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Brexit vote may be reversed, says British campaigner Farage

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc's supporters.

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Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

The revolution will be ushered in by young guys who are also cryptocurrency millionaires. Oh wait, they may be broke already.

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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister.

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Czech presidential vote sets up Zeman-Drahos second round clash

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Incumbent east-looking Milos Zeman won the first round of the Czech Republic's presidential election on Saturday but runner up Jiri Drahos may pose a strong challenge in the second round in two weeks, nearly complete results showed.

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Incumbent Zeman leads Czech presidential election: half votes counted

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Incumbent Milos Zeman led the first round of the Czech Republic's presidential election on Saturday with 41.99 percent of the vote, results from 51.3 percent of voting districts showed.

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Trump voters weigh in on 'shithole' remark

CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke with Trump supporters in Alabama and got their thoughts on his "shithole countries" comment.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

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Review: One Vote for ‘Victoria’ Over ‘The Crown’

In the battle of prestige series about British queens, the glossy pleasures of PBS’s “Victoria” can hold their own against Netflix’s highly lauded “The Crown.”

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Eastward-looking Zeman is favorite as Czechs vote for president

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs started voting on Friday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to defeat incumbent Milos Zeman, whose brash style and leanings toward eastern powers have sharply divided opinion.

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Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposal

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect.

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BRIEF-Homestreet Board Votes To Decline Roaring Blue Lion Capital's Charles Griege's Request To Join Board

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS ITS BOARD VOTED TO DECLINE ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL'S CHARLES GRIEGE'S REQUEST TO JOIN CO'S BOARD Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qRaubE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote For Newstrike deal

* LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR ISS RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Senate panel to vote January 17 on Powell nomination for Fed chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a second vote on Jan 17 over the Trump administration's nomination of Fed Governor Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, the committee's calendar showed on Thursday.

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U.S. Senate panel to vote January 17 on Powell nomination for Fed chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a second vote on Jan 17 over the Trump administration's nomination of Fed Governor Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, the committee's calendar showed on Thursday.

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House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Limits

House lawmakers voted to preserve the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program.

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House urged to cancel vote on NSA spying after Trump tweets

(Reuters) - Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged cancellation of a vote set for Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program after President Donald Trump appeared to initially question the merits of the program.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. House urged to cancel vote on NSA spying after Trump tweets

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged cancellation of a vote set for Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program after President Donald Trump appeared to initially question the merits of the program.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. House urged to cancel vote to renew NSA internet surveillance

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged cancellation of a vote set for Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program after President Donald Trump appeared to initially question the merits of the program.

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BRIEF-Rockwell Collins' Shareowners Vote In Favor Of Acquisition By UTC

* ROCKWELL COLLINS' SHAREOWNERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR OF ACQUISITION BY UTC

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House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.

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Opinion: Why a second Brexit vote would be a bad idea

As someone who voted Remain, who believes that both EU membership and European migration have on balance been good for Britain's economy and society, I don't often say this. But Nigel Farage is right.

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U.S. House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates have mounted a last-ditch effort to limit its impact on Americans.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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After Serena Williams gave birth, 'Everything went bad'

In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in -- and won -- the Australian Open. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow bikini. Hers was a fortunate and healthy pregnancy, by any standard.

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Divided Supreme Court may allow Ohio voter purge policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls -- a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- in a pivotal voting rights case.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Supreme Court divided over Ohio voter purge policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared at odds on Wednesday in a closely watched voting rights case, differing over whether Ohio's purging of infrequent voters from its registration rolls -- a policy critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- violates federal law.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

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U.S. Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices began hearing arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

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Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

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Everything's near a record high. Is the market too hot?

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Berlusconi's coalition rises in polls ahead of Italian vote

ROME (Reuters) - A center-right coalition around former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's party is steadily climbing in opinion polls as a campaign heats up for Italy's elections on March 4.

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UPDATE 1-Franklin Templeton's Zahn halves Italy exposure pre-vote, says watching Bank of Japan

* David Zahn reduces holdings of Italian bonds before election

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Supreme Court to hear Ohio voter roll case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear a case concerning whether Ohio's method of removing names from its voter rolls violates federal law.

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U.S. Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

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Democrats vow to force vote on net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality rules and will try to make it a key issue in the 2018 congressional elections.

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U.S. appeals court upholds Tennessee anti-abortion vote

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the validity of a 2014 Tennessee ballot measure that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.

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Democrats vow to force vote on net neutrality, make it a campaign issue

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality rules and will try to make it a key issue in the 2018 congressional elections.

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They voted to expand Medicaid. Their governor is resisting

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Christ statue procession in Philippines draws throngs of devotees

MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of devotees, many barefooted, joined a chaotic procession in the Philippine capital on Tuesday for a black Jesus Christ statue, in one of the biggest annual religious festivals in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation.

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Why is everyone so excited about Nvidia?

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Bitcoin drops below $15,000 as South Korea reviews accounts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell below $15,000 on Monday after South Korea's financial regulator said it and other agencies are inspecting six local banks that offer digital currency accounts to institutions.

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Trump tells black and Hispanic voters: 'Dems did nothing for you'

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UPDATE 1-S.Korea inspects 6 banks over clients' virtual currency accounts

* Regulators looking to cryptocurrency trade risks (Adds more comments, background)

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South Korea inspects six banks over clients' virtual currency accounts

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's financial regulator said on Monday it is jointly carrying out inspections on six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions.

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Opinion: Tillerson's new line: Trump is right on everything

On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave an exclusive interview to CNN. What might have well been his exit interview instead turned into a well-orchestrated statement of his intention to remain in his job -- at least until the end of 2018.

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Everything you need to know about the big game

Hello and welcome to your preview of the 2018 College Football National Playoff championships! Pay attention, because this game should be a thriller and by the time the announcers actually get through the phrase "2018 College Football National Playoff championships," it will be half over. Let's do this.

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Dem megadonor buys a copy of 'Fire and Fury' for every member of Congress

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer bought every member of Congress a copy of Michael Wolff's controversial book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," he told San Francisco news outlet KQED on Friday.

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‘Everything I’ve Done Is 100 Percent Proper,’ Trump Says of Russia Inquiry

Mr. Trump again insisted that he was not under investigation by the special counsel, adding that “there’s been no collusion, there’s been no crime.”

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DHS election unit has no plans for probing voter fraud: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's election security unit has no immediate plans to probe allegations of electoral fraud, despite President Donald Trump's announcement this week he was giving the issue to the agency, according to administration officials.

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Trump's voter fraud commission made its mark here

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Lake Shore Bancorp says Lake Shore MHC to vote on dividend waiver (Jan. 3)

(Corrects headline, adds bullet to say Lake Shore MHC will hold a special meeting for proposal to waive right to receive dividends; corrects second bullet to say co will cut dividend if waiver is not approved) Lake Shore Bancorp Inc:

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Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The State Where Everyone Wants to Be Governor

For the key to our political destiny in 2018, look to Colorado.

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Bannon dinner guest recounts experience

Janice Min, a guest at a dinner party attended by Steve Bannon and former CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes, says that Michael Wolff's account of the party from his tell-all book sounds "absolutely accurate."

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For Trump, image is everything. A new exposé on the White House is likely painful for the President.

Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 4) - Dow, North Korea, Voter Identification

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

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Trump Closes His Voter Fraud Panel, but He Isn’t Happy About It

After announcing an inquiry into voter fraud shortly after his inauguration, President Trump has disbanded the group after support for it waned.

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Editorial: The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission Is Dead, but the Myths Aren’t

Celebrate the demise of the transparent sham, but don’t be fooled into thinking the conspiracists are going away.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot

Michael Wolff’s new book shows the cynicism of all those covering for the president.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 4) - Dow, North Korea, Voter Identification

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

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The security of pretty much every computer has just gotten a lot worse

The security of pretty much every computer on the planet has just gotten a lot worse, and the only real solution -- which,of course, is not a solution -- is to throw them all away and buy new ones that may be available in a few years.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-style drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday but the losing Democrat said she could challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-styled drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday, state elections board Chairman James Alcorn said.

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Virginia Official Pulls Republican’s Name From Bowl to Pick Winner of Tied Race

The winner means the House is narrowly in Republican hands 51-49.

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Trump attacks Democrats over voter fraud panel, urges voter ID rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pushed for stricter voter identification rules on Thursday and accused Democratic-led states of failing to cooperate with a presidential election fraud commission that he disbanded this week.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 4) - Voter Identification, North Korea

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

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Virginia set for tie-breaking lot draw to decide House control

What's likely to be the most important lot draw in American political history is set to take place here Thursday.

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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Tony Blair tells UK voters: time is running out to stop Brexit folly

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Tony Blair told voters on Thursday that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly that he said would torpedo Britain's remaining clout and be regretted for generations to come.

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Trump dissolves voter fraud commission

The White House has dissolved President Donald Trump's much-touted commission on election fraud, it announced Wednesday.

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Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud

The president signed an order to end the White House commission even though he said there was “substantial evidence of voter fraud,” which experts say is rare.

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Tony Blair warns British voters: time is running out to stop Brexit folly

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday warned voters that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly he said would torpedo Britain's remaining clout and be regretted for generations to come.

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U.S. judge clears Takata to seek creditor vote on bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Takata Corp's U.S. unit on Wednesday cleared the way for the company's creditors to vote on its Chapter 11 plan, which critics say limits the legal rights of those injured by its deadly airbags.

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Virginia’s Tiebreaker Drawing Is Back On. But It May Not Settle House Race.

While unusual, drawing lots to select political leaders has a rich history. Other means of settling ties include coin-flipping and card-picking.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Virginia court rejects Democrat's bid in tied state House race: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate in a disputed state House of Delegates race to reconsider its ruling that the election had ended in a tie, Washington's WTOP radio reported.

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Israeli death penalty advocates win preliminary vote in parliament

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for legislation that would make it easier for a court to impose a death sentence on assailants convicted of murder in attacks classified as terrorism.

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Doug Jones joins the Senate: How will he vote?

When Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones went before his cheering supporters the night of his improbable election in deeply Republican Alabama last month, he smiled widely and then hesitated.

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Why everyone is talking about ripple

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Review: Everyday Chatter Unveils a Mystery in ‘Say Something Bunny!’

Alison S.M. Kobayashi was determined to figure out who made a set of puzzling 1950s recordings. Her detective work led to a sneakily moving interactive play.

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Her dress design changed everything

Diane von Furstenberg explains why her innovative wrap dress, which became a symbol of feminism when it debuted 40 years ago, remains a timely closet staple.

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Detained Cambodian opposition leader calls for free and fair vote

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called for free and fair elections in the Southeast Asian country in a New Year's message on Monday.

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

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How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Artificial intelligence is making it possible for Street Views to be mined for insights about the economy, politics and human behavior — just as text mining has done for years.

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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Accused of Slowing Old iPhones, Apple Offers Battery Discounts

In an apologetic statement, the company said it would cut the price of iPhone battery replacements by $50 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

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Facebook Removes Chechen Strongman’s Accounts, Raising Policy Questions

Ramzan Kadyrov and Russian officials challenged Facebook’s decision to end his Instagram and Facebook accounts after the U.S. hit him with sanctions.

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Italy to vote on March 4, with hung parliament feared

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will vote on March 4 in an election expected to produce a hung parliament, instability and possible market turbulence in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore

The state produced a guidebook on questionable ballots after the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential race. But it’s now facing a similar snafu.

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Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

With hits for Drake, Rihanna and Maroon 5, an intensely private woman is the secret queen of streaming.

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South Korea 'humbly accepts' there is no proof border park cash funded North's weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it "humbly accepts" there is no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs as the previous government asserted.

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Roy Moore files a complaint alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election for a Senate seat

Roy Moore filed an election complaint on Wednesday, alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election and urged a delay in certifying the results.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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Library of Congress will stop saving every single public tweet

What's the Library of Congress' New Year's resolution? Trim down on its Twitter time.

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BRIEF-Kellogg Says On Dec 21, Unit Notified Coöperatieve Rabobank That Would Wind-Down Disclosed Accounts Receivable Securitization Program

* KELLOGG SAYS ON DEC 21, UNIT NOTIFIED COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK THAT WOULD WIND-DOWN DISCLOSED ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SECURITIZATION PROGRAM - SEC FILING

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‘We’re Competing Against Everybody Just Like You’: Voices on Manufacturing in Mexico

As uncertainty continues over the fate of Nafta, we asked readers in the manufacturing industry in Mexico to share their views on globalization.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.

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The renowned street devoted to denim

Denim-obsessed travelers from all around flock to the Kojima district of Okayama, Japan -- and, after wandering the aptly named Jeans Street and its surrounding area, it's clear why.

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been postponed, election officials in the U.S. state said on Tuesday, after the Democrat candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.

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U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panel

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in Washington on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to allow President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud to request data on voter rolls from U.S. states.

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Liberians vote in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election they hope will mark their first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades, despite allegations of fraud.

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It's never a bad year to be rich, but 2017 was particularly generous to those with big bank accounts

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Kremlin seeks investigation of vote boycott called by Putin opponent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian celebrities, sportspeople and politicians nominated President Vladimir Putin for re-election on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it wanted opposition leader Alexei Navalny investigated for calling for a boycott of the vote.

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Just got a new device? Here's everywhere you can find CNN

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Swiss president wants a vote to clarify country's EU position

ZURICH (Reuters) - A referendum in Switzerland to clarify the country's relationship with the European Union would be helpful, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said on Sunday, after ties between the two sides cooled this week.

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Macedonia's parliament adopts 2018 budget, opposition boycotts vote

SKOPJE - Macedonia's parliament has adopted a 2018 draft budget, lowering the deficit to 2.7 percent of national output from 2.9 this year and forecasting growth of 3.2 percent.

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Failed vote to oust president shakes up Peru's politics

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski could end up the surprise winner of an attempt to oust him from power this week, after some opposition lawmakers broke ranks with party leaders to support him, opening a divide that might strengthen his hand.

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U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative and U.S. ally, who was certified the winner of last month's presidential contest despite widespread misgivings about the vote count.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Nike weighs on Wall St; Catalan vote hits euro, Spanish stocks

* Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013 (Updates with U.S. afternoon trading)

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VA House candidate weighs legal options after single vote drama

As the saga of Virginia's 94th House District race continues to unfold, Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds said her team is considering legal action if a ruling that resulted in a tie between her and her opponent is not undone.

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Two Palestinians killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians on Friday, a Gaza health official said, as protests intensified against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Spain's crisis re-ignited as Catalan separatists win vote

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades.

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These Trump voters react to the Russia investigation

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks to Trump voters in Michigan and Kentucky to find out what they think about the Russia investigation

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Palestinian killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians launched more anti-U.S. protests on Friday, and at least one demonstrator was killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the U.N. General Assembly rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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As Republicans aim to ride economy to election victory, a warning from voters in key district

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the Fox & Hound sports bar, next to a shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia, four Democrats are giving speeches to potential voters as they begin their journey to try to unseat Republican congressman Pat Meehan in next year's elections.

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Catalan separatists win vote, thwarting Rajoy's bid to solve crisis

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter the independence movement to defuse Spain's biggest political crisis in decades.

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Catalan vote batters Spanish stocks, euro dips

LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan separatists wanting to break away from Spain won a regional election.

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Angry Cathay pilots vote to raise funds as buffer for potential management action

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pilots at Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd voted in favor of raising funds as a buffer against any actions the Hong Kong airline may take against them, such as unilateral benefit changes or job losses, their union said on Friday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Catalan vote batters Spanish stocks, euro dips

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan separatists wanting to break away from Spain won a regional election.

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Tougher North Korea sanctions could hit home, analysts say ahead of U.N. vote

SEOUL (Reuters) - Newly proposed sanctions on North Korea could have a significant effect on the isolated country's already struggling economy, analysts said ahead of an expected U.N. Security Council vote on Friday, which will hinge on support from China and Russia.

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Peru president defeats bid to oust him by eight votes in Congress

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition's bid to force him from power as a graft scandal rocks Latin America, with a motion in Congress falling eight votes short of the 87 needed to oust him.

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Catalan vote dents euro, upbeat U.S. data lifts stocks

TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro dipped on Friday after Catalan separatists wanting to break away from Spain won a regional election, while Asian stocks edged up on new data pointing to steady growth in the U.S. economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Catalan vote dents euro, upbeat U.S. data lifts stocks

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The euro dipped on Friday after Catalan separatists wanting to break away from Spain won a regional election, while Asian stocks edged up on new data pointing to steady growth in the U.S. economy.

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Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday averted a government shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending President Donald Trump a bill to provide just enough money to keep agencies operating through Jan. 19.

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Upbeat U.S. data lifts stocks, euro slips on Catalan vote

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Friday on new data pointing to steady growth in the U.S. economy, while the euro slipped after a vote in Catalonia favored separatists wanting to break away from Spain.

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In Blow to Spanish Unity, Catalan Separatists Keep Majority in Regional Vote

Separatist parties won a narrow majority in Catalan after the Spanish government called the election in an attempt to resolve the constitutional crisis.

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U.S. Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday averted a government shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending President Donald Trump a bill to provide just enough money to keep agencies operating through Jan. 19.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Upbeat U.S. data lifts stocks, euro slips on Catalan vote

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Friday on new data pointing to steady growth in the U.S. economy, while the euro slipped after a vote in Catalonia favoured separatists wanting to break away from Spain.

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U.S. House votes to avert shutdown; Senate debate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, seeking to avert a self-inflicted disaster just before the Christmas holiday season.

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U.N. Security Council to vote Friday on new North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that seeks to toughen sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch, diplomats said.

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In tied U.S. elections, chance, not voters, often decides final outcome

(Reuters) - After months of campaigning, Melissa Trenary's election last month to the city council in Colorado's historic mining town of Cripple Creek came down to the luck of the draw – literally.

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Online, but can't ditch paper? You may be future-proofing yourself

GENEVA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - You're on the web, you're in the cloud. But don't neglect good old-fashioned paper. That's the advice from internet pioneer Vint Cerf, who is afraid that all our digital memories could be lost as technology moves on.

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House schedules votes to avoid shutdown

House Republican leaders, after scrambling for support to keep the government open Thursday morning, have scheduled a vote late in the afternoon in a sign they are confident they will be able to pass a stopgap spending bill.

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Defying Trump, countries vote in favor of U.N. Jerusalem resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Despite US threat, UN votes overwhelmingly to criticize Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a direct threat to the UN General Assembly saying that the US will think twice about funding the world body if it votes to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Day of truth in Catalonia's independence drive as region votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Deeply divided Catalans voted on Thursday with support for separatists and unionists running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of a quick end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.

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Peru's president warns democracy at stake ahead of vote to oust him

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told lawmakers that the country's democracy was at stake ahead of a Congressional vote to remove him from office on Thursday, strenuously denying allegations of wrongdoing.

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Over 100 countries defy Trump, vote for Jerusalem U.N. resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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UPDATE 2-Spain's bond yields fall as Catalonia votes in key election

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices)

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Day of truth for Catalonia's independence drive as region votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Deeply divided Catalans headed to polling stations on Thursday with support for separatists and unionists running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of a quick end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.

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U.N. mulls new North Korea sanctions, could vote Friday: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum product exports to North Korea and the repatriation of North Koreans working abroad, according to the text seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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Moment of truth for independence drive as divided Catalonia votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Voters in a deeply divided Catalonia flocked to the polls on Thursday with support for its separatist and unionist camps running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of an end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Catalan vote tests Europe, bonds steady after dive

* European stocks subdued after Asia dips and Wall St ends flat

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Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a "house of lies" ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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BRIEF-Gemphire Therapeutics Announces Start Of First Nash Proof-Of-Concept Clinical Trial

* GEMPHIRE THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF ITS FIRST NASH PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CLINICAL TRIAL AND ITS DIFFERENTIATED NASH PROGRAM

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Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' ahead of Jerusalem vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a "house of lies" ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Catalan vote tests Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - World markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as potential benefits to company bottom lines were already priced in, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveaways.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Catalan vote tests Europe

* European stocks subdued after Asia dips and Wall St ends flat

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Which countries are most vulnerable to US pressure over UN Jerusalem vote?

The US faces an embarrassing loss in the United Nations General Assembly Thursday despite comments by President Donald Trump suggesting countries that vote against the US could face repercussions.

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Venezuela may ban main opposition parties from presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's pro-government legislative superbody ruled on Wednesday that parties who boycotted this month's local elections had lost legitimacy, potentially eliminating the main opposition groups from the 2018 presidential race.

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Virginia is proof that every vote counts

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Peru VPs pledge loyalty to president on eve of vote to oust him

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's two vice presidents pledged their loyalty to center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday, on the eve of a congressional vote that could remove him from office over allegations of graft that he denies.

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UPDATE 3-Peru VPs pledge loyalty to president on eve of vote to oust him

LIMA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Peru's two vice presidents pledged their loyalty to center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday, on the eve of a congressional vote that could remove him from office over allegations of graft that he denies.

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Haley's vow to 'take names' on Jerusalem vote called 'a bizarrely stupid tactic'

A Thursday vote at the UN could be as much about President Donald Trump as it is about his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

A panel of judges agreed to count a challenged ballot for the Republican incumbent, so control of the House of Delegates may be decided in a drawing.

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Catalonia Votes Again, This Time in a Gamble to Stall Its Secessionists

Barring a crushing defeat for the separatists, any other outcome is unlikely to vanquish the independence drive completely and may usher in new uncertainty.

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These Trump voters cheer stock highs

President Trump is taking credit for the rising stock market. CNN's Poppy Harlow asked Michigan and Kentucky Trump voters if they agree with the President, and if they're invested.

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Vote in Senate on 'Dreamers' hinges on bipartisan pact: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he would bring a "Dreamers" immigration bill to the Senate floor if bipartisan negotiations between senators and the Trump administration produce an agreement by the end of January.

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Catalonia votes in election pivotal for independence campaign

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia on Thursday holds a regional election which the Spanish government hopes will strip pro-independence parties of their control of the Catalan parliament and end their campaign to force a split with Spain.

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1-vote win is now a tie after judges declare a ballot good

A battle over one vote has left control of the Virginia House of Delegates up in the air -- and headed for the winner's name to be drawn at random.

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After ruling, Virginia legislature's majority to be chosen by lot

(Reuters) - A race that had appeared to change the balance of power in Virginia's legislature was ruled a tie on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winner of the outstanding district to be chosen by lot, which could leave Republicans in the legislature's majority.

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Name will be drawn out of a hat to settle Virginia Legislature race

A three-judge panel deliberating the final certification of the recount in the Virginia House of Delegates race has determined another vote should be counted, tying the race between Democrat Shelly Simonds and incumbent Republican Del. David Yancey.

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BRIEF-Guggenheim Partners Says Intends To Vote Against Bonanza Creek-Sandridge Deal

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Guggenheim Partners Investment Management:

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Trump Threatens to End American Aid: ‘We’re Watching Those Votes’ at the U.N.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Jeff Flake claims commitment for Senate DACA vote in January

Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday said that he had received a commitment for a vote on an immigration compromise in January -- the latest sign a deal won't be reached this year as Democrats wanted, but could shape up in the new year.

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U.S. House to vote again on tax bill; Trump on verge of win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday was expected to give final approval to a sweeping tax bill and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law, sealing his first major legislative victory in office.

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House to vote again on tax bill; Trump on verge of win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday was expected to give final approval to a sweeping tax bill and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law, sealing his first major legislative victory in office.

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The House gears up to vote again on the tax bill

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House to Move Quickly to Finish Tax Vote

The Senate revisions that the House will vote on are minor, so there is no suspense about the outcome when the House holds its final vote.

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U.S. House to vote again on tax bill, Trump on verge of win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday was expected to give final approval to a sweeping tax bill and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law, sealing his first major legislative victory in office.

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Senate adopts Republican tax bill, second House vote next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved a sweeping, $1.5 trillion tax bill in the small hours of Wednesday morning, moving their party and President Donald Trump a step closer to the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.

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Divided Catalans prepare to vote in close-run election

VIC/CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES, Spain (Reuters) - Catalonia votes on Thursday for a new administration in an election many hope will resolve Spain's worst crisis in decades after the region declared independence leading Madrid to sack local leaders.

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Senate approves tax bill, sends it back to House for final vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved sweeping tax legislation in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, sending the tax cut package back to the House of Representatives for a final vote later in the day.

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Ex-Navy pilot recounts UFO encounter

Former Navy pilot David Fravor, who caught the video of an unidentified flying object off the coast of San Diego in 2004, spoke with CNN's Jim Sciutto about the encounter.

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Schatz: Revote shows GOP tax bill rushed

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) said he believes President Trump's GOP tax bill House of Representatives revote will result in the same outcome as the initial passing vote.

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The House has to vote again. Here's why

House Republicans applauded and cheered after they voted for their long-anticipated tax reform plan Tuesday.

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November's capture of the governorship and several legislative seats.

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House OKs tax overhaul, but procedural snag forces new vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans hit a last-minute snag on Tuesday in their drive to pass the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in 30 years, requiring them to hold another vote on Wednesday and delaying what was still likely to be their first major legislative win under President Donald Trump.