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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's golf outings, saying he has improved relationships with congressmen while on the course. [Source]

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'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."

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U.S.-led meeting urges North Korea pressure despite North-South detente

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.

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Graham blasts White House staff over immigration fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."

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Acosta: White House officials blocked questions

CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.

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U.S.-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must be maintained

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Sanctions pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.

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Greenlight's Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM

BOSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors on Tuesday that he made several new bets, including a "large" one on Brighthouse Financial, late last year and that he made money on automaker General Motors but lost money on Amazon and Tesla .

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DHS chief denies hearing Trump's 'shithole' remark

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she "did not hear" President Donald Trump say the specific word "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers last week that she attended.

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Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to put pressure on Russia and Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria's civil war, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Monday.

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Eiger to abandon blood pressure drug after trial failure

(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop development of its drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after it failed in a mid-stage study.

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Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

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Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.

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Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon to meet with House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

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Eiger BioPharma abandons blood pressure drug after failed study

(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop testing its drug ubenimex for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study.

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BRIEF-USA Compression Partners To Buy Compression Business From Energy Transfer Partners

* USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE COMPRESSION BUSINESS FROM ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS

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Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.

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Trump's slow-burn trade agenda is poised to heat up

It took President Donald Trump just two and a half days to make good on his promise to pull the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the behemoth free trade agreement negotiated by his predecessor.

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Steve Bannon to face House Russia investigators

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist whose political fortunes have taken a roller-coaster fall in the wake of his comments in a scathing book on Trump, will be questioned on Tuesday by lawmakers about the Trump team and Russia.

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Dems were already open to funding parts of Trump's border wall to save Dreamers, but the GOP wants more

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Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon meets with House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

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PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 16

Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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BRIEF-National Express Sees Small Tax Credit In 2017 from U.S. Tax Reform

* ANTICIPATED REDUCTION IN GROUP'S EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (ETR) FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 DUE TO IMPACT OF US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​

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Husband of 'Real Housewives' star dies

Zarin was the husband of former cast member Jill Zarin. He died from cancer at 71.

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Don Lemon spars with MLK Jr.'s nephew over Trump's remarks

CNN's Don Lemon gets into a heated panel discussion with Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, over President Trump's recent comments on immigration.

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Trump's first year finds friends and foes

President Donald Trump has welcomed dozens of his counterparts to the White House since he entered office a year ago and has visited 13 countries himself, each time deepening ties to the club of world leaders he's now joined.

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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 16

Jan 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Martin Luther King III: Trump's vulgar comments are 'extremely racist'

On the 50th anniversary of his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa were "extremely racist."

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Jon Berman compares Trump's defense to Nixon

CNN's John Berman compares President Trump's "I am not a racist" comment to denials of US Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

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A timeline of Trump's actions during the Hawaii false alarm

As Hawaiians catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reached the White House and how it grappled with the mistaken alarm.

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Thirteen siblings rescued from California house; parents charged

(Reuters) - Thirteen siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

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California police find 13 hostages, aged 2 to 29, captive in house

(Reuters) - Police in California found 13 people, age 2 to 29, held hostage in a house outside Los Angeles, where some were chained to beds, they said on Monday.

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Berman: How is 'shithouse' any better?

CNN's John Berman dissects the debate over whether President Donald Trump used the term "shithole" or "shithouse" when referring to several foreign countries.

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Democrats, don't let Trump's bad words kill DACA deal

Shithole. Shithouse. WTF does it matter?

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Flake: GOP should stand up to Trump's Stalin-like attacks on media

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona plans to deliver a speech comparing President Donald Trump's attacks on the press as reminiscent of Joseph Stalin, and said Monday that his colleagues should join him in speaking out.

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Trump's first year on the international stage

Highs and lows from President Trump's first year of interactions with foreign leaders.

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Fact-checking Trump's lottery comments

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at claims President Trump has made a few times about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Read more at FactCheck.org

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Analysis: What Trump's boast that he's the least racist person says about him

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your apartment and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:

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Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.

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Trump's sentiment toward nations populated by people of color is much more important than his word choice

The last three days have been consumed by this debate: Did President Donald Trump refer to several foreign countries as "shitholes" or not?

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Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid

CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote.

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BRIEF-Enghouse Systems names Vince Mifsud as president

* ‍MOST RECENTLY, MIFSUD WAS CEO OF SCRIBBLE TECHNOLOGIES INC​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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South Africa to formally protest Trump's remarks

South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.

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Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.

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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Jan 15

Jan 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens became the first big casualty at this year's Australian Open as the U.S. Open champion tumbled out in the first round against China's Zhang Shuai.

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How will Trump's reported comment affect push for DACA deal?

Lawmakers and other politicians were at odds Sunday about whether they think Congress will be able to reach an immigration deal amid the outcry over President Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from certain countries last week.

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China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent.

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Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.

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2 GOP Senators deny Trump's 'shithole' comment outright

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) said Trump did not call African nations "shithole countries" in a meeting on immigration, after earlier saying in a statement that he couldn't recall if Trump used those words.

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Bobby Zarin of 'Real Housewives' dead at 71

Bobby Zarin, the husband of former "The Real Housewives of New York City" cast member Jill Zarin, has died, according to a statement published on his wife's official website. He was 71.

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Alpine skiing: Irrepressible Hirscher wins fifth slalom of the season

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The irrepressible Marcel Hirscher stayed on course for his seventh successive overall World Cup title and sounded a warning to his Olympic rivals with another dominant win on Sunday, this time in the slalom at Wengen.

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Iran's Rouhani mocks Trump's failure to keep election pledge

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked Donald Trump for failing to kill off the Iran nuclear deal despite the US leader's 2016 election promise to do so.

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Republican quits House Ethics Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy stepped down from the House Ethics Committee this week after five years of serving on the panel.

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Here's what lawmakers in Trump's immigration meeting have said

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.

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Doctors want Trump's head examined

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

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CNN host presses Wolff on WH access

Michael Wolff, the author of the controversial book "Fire and Fury," discusses why he received so much access to the White House for his book.

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'My shithole in Africa': Global reactions to Trump's comment

Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.

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Don Lemon: Trump's MLK remarks painfully ironic

CNN's Don Lemon says President Trump's remarks honoring Dr. Martin Luther King were "painfully ironic" after he referred to certain nations as "shithole countries."

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Lewandowski tries to explain Trump's comments

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski explains to CNN's Chris Cuomo why President Trump would prefer immigrants from Norway.

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Late night mocks Trump's wall

Is Trump's "big" and "beautiful" border wall shrinking? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.

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Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments?

CNN's Jake Tapper compares reactions to President's Trump "shithole countries" remarks following the President's tweeted denial.

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Donald Trump's enmity for Haiti

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up challenge to SEC in-house judges

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a key Securities and Exchange Commission practice - its use of in-house judges to enforce investor protection laws - by a...

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After a clot, shorter treatment with compression stockings may be OK

(Reuters Health) - - Even though many patients with blood clots in their veins are told to wear compression stockings for two years to prevent complications like pain and swelling, a new study suggests they may get the same results in half the time.

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MLK nephew: Trump's not racist

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense," he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed."

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House Speaker Ryan: Trump's slur 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday called President Donald Trump's comments on immigration "unhelpful," in his first reaction to news that Trump referred to African nations as "shithole" countries.

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Trump's envoy to Netherlands: Muslim comment was 'just wrong'

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new envoy to the Netherlands said on Friday a comment he made two years ago about Dutch politicians being set on fire by Muslim immigrants was "just wrong," two days after he refused to answer questions about what he had said.

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Opinion: Trump's megaphone prejudice

With only weak and belated denials, the world is left to ponder the reports that President Trump described some African nations as "shithole countries" while protesting the idea of admitting immigrants from, let's face it, countries where people are generally black and brown.

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Analysis: Why no one should believe Trump's denial

On Friday morning, 15 hours after it was first reported that Donald Trump had referred to various sovereign nations as "shithole countries," the President took to Twitter to deny it.

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'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

OSLO (Reuters) - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti or African nations.

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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Donald Trump's health: What we know so far

What the world knows about President Donald Trump's general health is not much as of now -- and what the public learns about his health after a medical exam on Friday might not be much, either.

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Shutdown watch: What Trump's DACA moves mean

Put Thursday in the proper perspective: President Donald Trump, who said definitively he would sign what Congress sends him, flatly rejected the lone (serious) bipartisan effort to reach a resolution on the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Staying home is Trump's gift to May

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UN official calls Trump's remarks 'racist'

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Trump's 'shithole' remark is stunning in its effect, but is hardly a departure from previous racist rhetoric

President Donald Trump's blast at immigrants from "shithole" countries was a bombshell -- but no one who has watched his political career could be surprised.

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Trump's slur inflames diversity visa debate

The caucuses that represent the diversity of Congress have been heavily pressuring Democratic leadership to reject President Donald Trump's efforts to do away with immigration programs, they believe, based on racial motivations.

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Analysis: Trump's 56 most memorable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview

President Donald Trump sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. While the interview was quickly eclipsed by Trump's comment that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries," it is still a very interesting read.

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Late night tackles Trump's 'shithole' remark

Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah react to President Trump's latest immigration comments in which he expressed his frustration with people coming to the US from "shithole countries."

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BP, Shell, Goldman express interest in filling Indian oil stockpile - govt report

* BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs, Trafigura, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. have expressed interest in filling India's strategic oil reserve at Padur in the southern Karnataka state - government report

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President Trump's other insensitive comments on race, ethnicity

President Donald Trump's comments Thursday decrying the migration of citizens from "shithole countries" was criticized as racially insensitive.

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Schiff: GOP is blocking key witnesses in effort to scuttle House Russia inquiry

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday that Republicans are blocking dozens of witnesses from being interviewed in the Russia probe, including some who were aware of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Donald Trump Jr. was promised dirt on the Clinton campaign.

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Congress reacts to Trump's 'shithole' remark

Several members of Congress strongly rebuked President Donald Trump's reported comments Thursday criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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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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Schiff on Trump's Fox and Friends habit

Rep. Adam Schiff tells CNN's Jake Tapper the country would be better served if Trump watched cartoons instead of Fox and Friends.

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UPDATE 8-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart's tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move higher, may signal broader gains...

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What to expect from Trump's physical

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the risk factors the doctor will look for during President Donald Trump's first physical exam since taking office. The exam follows concern over statements about Trump's stability in bombshell book "Fire and Fury."

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WH: No contradiction in Trump's tweets

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted that President Trump's tweets about FISA this morning were not contradictory.

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White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.

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Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, U.S. Ambassador Goes Silent

In an exchange with Dutch journalists, Peter Hoekstra declined to clarify his prior remarks. “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” one reporter said.

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Bannon to meet with House panel next week, source says

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has retained a top Washington lawyer to represent him in his closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee expected next week, a source confirmed to CNN.

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Top House Democrat wants to call 'dozens' more witnesses in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday there are dozens of witnesses he would like called before the panel as it investigates whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation in Congress.

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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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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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Trump's FISA tweets throw Washington into chaos

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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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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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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Trump's abrupt reversal on surveillance bill

President Donald Trump complicated a closely coordinated effort between his administration and congressional Republican leadership on a six-year extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, otherwise known as FISA.

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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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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

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China's Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks: South Korea's Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said.

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 11

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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House Republicans’ Hard-line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

A new proposal from House Republicans underscored how deep the divisions are between and within the two parties on immigration — just days before a deadline for a deal.

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Trump's shifting tone on North Korea confounds experts

Three months ago, Donald Trump told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he was "wasting his time" by suggesting the US was willing to talk to North Korea.

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Trump's reality show déjà vu

Trump's Cabinet meeting was reminiscent of the "Apprentice" boardroom. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on reality show déjà vu.

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Police stand guard outside class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing

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Trump calls for review of libel laws (again) in his latest salvo against free press

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White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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Opinion: The problem isn't Trump's brain. It's his heart.

During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.

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'Crazy talk' vs. 'Smart': DC reacts to Trump's suggestion to bring back earmarks

When President Donald Trump stoked the idea of lifting the ban on earmarks, he ignited debate over an old congressional tactic loathed by the public and killed seven years ago by House Republicans.

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Indian regulator bars Price Waterhouse from auditing listed firms for 2 years

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator late on Wednesday barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies in the country for two years, after a probe into a nearly decade-old accounting fraud case in a software services company that became India's biggest corporate scandal.

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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White House corrects DACA meeting transcript

The White House issued an updated transcript from President Trump's immigration meeting after it initially excluded a line in which the President appeared to agree with a clean bill to protect Dreamers.

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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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GOP House investigators want James Comey to testify on Clinton email investigation

House Republicans are preparing to ask former FBI Director James Comey to testify as part of the Republican-led probe into the FBI and Justice Department handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Trump's new Netherlands envoy sheds no light on 'Muslim chaos' comment

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands, who two years ago said Muslim migrants had sown chaos in the country, cut short questions seeking clarification of those remarks in his first meeting with its media on Wednesday.

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Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Will Not Seek Re-election to House

Mr. Issa becomes one of the most prominent in a long list of Republican retirements, adding to talk of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections.

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After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

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Analysis: Trump faces press amid reports Mueller may question him

For the first time since November -- in Vietnam! -- President Trump will talk to the full White House press corps today. He'll be alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and, if tradition holds, the politicians will each take two questions from both the US and foreign press.

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Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea, that the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said on Wednesday.

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Arpaio on DACA: I respect Trump's judgment

In an interview with CNN's Kyung Lah, Joe Arpaio says that if he were a senator now, he would probably support President Trump if he decided the Dreamers should stay in the United States.

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* GRUBHUB - ‍ CO, WHITE CASTLE ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL OFFER DELIVERY FROM CASTLES ACROSS COUNTRY, IN MARKETS WHERE BOTH BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE​

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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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‘Outrageous,’ White House Says of DACA Ruling, as Trump Calls Court System ‘Broken’

Republicans and Democrats are in the middle of a legislative battle over the program created by President Barack Obama, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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Analysis: The most important line from Trump's talk-a-thon

In the course of President Donald Trump's 55-minute public meeting with the top Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday, he said lots -- and lots -- of things. ("I hope we've given you enough material," Trump told reporters at one point. "That should cover you for about two weeks.")

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White confident of legacy regardless of Pyeongchang result

LONDON (Reuters) - There are very few winter Olympians who have transcended their sport quite like the pioneering American Shaun White, a two-time halfpipe gold medal winner widely regarded as the greatest competitive snowboarder in history.

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Analysis: Trump's image rehabilitation show

For the last week, America has been told that its President is a "dope" and "a child," an "idiot" and a man whose decaying mental faculties and refusal to read makes him dangerously unfit for the Oval Office.

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Britain fines Carphone Warehouse 400,000 pounds over data breach

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's information regulator said on Wednesday it had fined Carphone Warehouse 400,000 pounds ($539,400) after a 2015 cyber attack exposed the personal data of more than 3 million customers.

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South Korea credits Trump's pressure as key to reviving talks with North

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Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

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Editorial Observer: Monuments to White Supremacy

Tennessee lawmakers can no longer plausibly deny racist origins of the Confederate monument movement.

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Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev at White House on January 16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Jan. 16, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

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10 House seats that could flip due to Republican retirements

Democrats searching for the 24 seats they need to flip to win control of the House in the 2018 midterms are increasingly seeing openings in districts where tough-to-beat Republicans are retiring.

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Analysis: Top lines from Trump's 55-minute talk-a-thon

Usually when the president holds a meeting with key lawmakers of both parties to talk about a major -- and majorly contentious -- issue, the press comes in at the beginning of the gathering for a few minutes. The president and congressional leaders voice commitments to finding solutions blah, blah, blah, the press gets escorted out and the real work begins behind closed doors.

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Trump's former chief strategist has come under fire for comments he made in an explosive book

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Acosta presses Sanders on borders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tells CNN's Jim Acosta that border security is a vital part of the DACA deal but would not specify whether it must include the wall.

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Trump's new immigration decision is cruel

Time's up, start packing. That's the message the Trump administration announced on Monday for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been living here under a humanitarian program known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS -- some for almost 17 years.

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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Trump to attend Davos economic forum: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month, his chief spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

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Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

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The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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Chapuis feeling pressure to replicate Sochi success

LONDON(Reuters) - France swept the podium in the men's ski cross four years ago in Sochi, with Jean-Frederic Chapuis coming away with the gold, and such is the depth of talent in the country that some are predicting a repeat performance in Pyeongchang.

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PRESS DIGEST-Canada - Jan 9

Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Author defends raising questions about Trump's mental fitness

Under fire from the White House, Michael Wolff defended raising questions in his new book about President Donald Trump's mental fitness as a responsibility of those who witness his behavior.

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'Roseanne' star says revived show reflects Trump's America

PASADENA, Calif., Jan 8 (Reuters) - The March revival of hit 1990s television comedy "Roseanne" will show how a politically divided, working-class American family grapples with daily life and challenges after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the show's stars said on Monday.

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Does Trump's light schedule make him a part-time President?

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at President Trump's claim that he doesn't get to watch much television because he is busy reading documents.

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Internet roasts Trump's 'Executive Time'

Axios reports that President Donald Trump is spending an increasing amount of his time in the White House watching TV and tweeting during what the official schedule calls "Executive Time." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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House Foreign Affairs Chair Royce latest Republican leaving Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term representing his southern California district, a seat that could be a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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House Foreign Affairs chair won't seek re-election

California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will not seek re-election in November, he announced Monday.

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U.S. Rep. Royce is latest House Republican to announce retirement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term to serve his southern California district, a seat seen as a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

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Engineers allege Google discriminates against white men and conservatives

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Feds reject Trump's coal rescue plan

Federal regulators have rejected a controversial Trump administration proposal that would have propped up slumping coal companies.

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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing about gender differences, accused the company of workplace discrimination in a lawsuit.

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Monday he will not run for re-election in November.

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Republicans can't avoid Trump's wall promises in DACA talks

It's the campaign promise that Republicans just can't shake.

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Opinion: Trump's Mexico wall would be a gift to the drug cartels

The tricks of the multibillion-dollar drug business include using drones, submarines, ultralight planes and even frozen sharks to transport product across the US-Mexico border. Just consider that in 2016, US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents attempted to seize a submarine in the Pacific Ocean with nearly $194 million worth of cocaine.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to help Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced on Monday.

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Pressed Juicery founder wants to make healthy options more affordable

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Jan. 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday, embarking on a tour originally planned for last month after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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These are Trump's deleted tweets

From "covfefe" to the Alabama Senate race, here's a look at the tweets President Trump has deleted since he was elected.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:

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India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.

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PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal - Jan 8

Jan 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Report: Trump's schedule getting shorter

President Donald Trump's official schedule in the White House has gotten shorter since the beginning of his presidency.

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In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

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White House sends mixed messages on infrastructure

President Donald Trump and his top economic adviser appear to have different views about the use of public-private partnerships for building projects, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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Trump, Macron discuss North Korea, Iran: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Saturday, the White House said on Sunday, and Trump provided Macron with an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula and the two discussed demonstrations in Iran.

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Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Russian government has launched a sophisticated campaign to influence Mexico's 2018 presidential election and stir up division, a senior White House official said in a video clip published by Mexican newspaper Reforma.

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CIA director defends Trump's mental abilities

CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's mental abilities in the wake of a book claiming Trump does not read or properly process information presented to him.

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Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump's son in a controversial book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten his job.

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State of the Cartoonion: Trump's nickname game

On State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper takes a look at the list of nicknames that President Trump has given his adversaries over the years.

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Syrian army presses offensive in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies pressed further into the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold on Sunday, capturing a town and several villages as they approached a military airport, a pro-Damascus media unit and a war monitor reported.

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Should Democrats shake Trump's hand and make this deal?

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Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

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Irrepressible Shiffrin wins eighth alpine skiing race of the season

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin continued her remarkable run by winning the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora on Saturday, her eighth win of the season.

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Official: Others involved in effort to pressure Sessions not to recuse

More White House officials were involved in the effort to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself in the Russia investigation beyond counsel Don McGahn, a senior administration official said Friday.

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U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

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Dem: Key Republicans worry about Trump's mental fitness

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) said key figures in the Republican party are concerned with Trump's mental fitness, but will not come out and say so publicly.

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FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

DETROIT (Reuters) - The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday.

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Secretary of State says he's 'never' questioned Trump's mental health and addresses reports about his own role

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has never questioned President Donald Trump's "mental fitness" and intends to remain at his post for the entire year, the top US diplomat told CNN in an exclusive interview.

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Analysis: The definitive rankings of Trump's nicknames for his political enemies

President Donald Trump has a knack for nicknames.

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White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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Trump's voter fraud commission made its mark here

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Syrian govt. presses Idlib offensive as people flee homes in the cold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels' largest remaining stronghold, Idlib province, have brought it closer to a key insurgent-held military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weather.

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Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a White House official said on Friday, as Romney girds for a potential run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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Is Trump's North Korea strategy working?

Kim Jong Un, to general surprise, announced in his New Year's Day speech that he was prepared to "melt the frozen north-south relations," to allow contacts with South Koreans and to discuss North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in February in South Korea.

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Trump's 1st-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year