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Trump's budget would add trillions to the deficit

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President Donald Trump's budget plan could add more than $7 trillion to the country's debt over the next decade. Such a plan goes against supposed Republican orthodoxy of trying to eliminate (or at least bring down) the federal budget debt and deficit. Some Republican members of Congress have voiced their frustration with raising deficits, which could derail Trump's budget proposal. [Source]

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South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.

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Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on govt to help workers

* Moon asks govt for job measures to offset GM plant shutdown move

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Iran continues search for missing plane, no wreckage found yet

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

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BRIEF-Samsung Engineering wins $1.03 bln order to build oil refining plant

* Says awarded 1.1 trillion won ($1.03 billion) contract to build an oil refining plant in Oman

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News Analysis: U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies

After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

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Walkout planned to protest gun violence

Women's March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.

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Analysis: Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

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All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

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UPDATE 4-All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

* Rescue helicopters to search crash site due to bad weather (Adds airline s65 on board, search continues, relatives' quote)

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Kasich rips Trump's FBI tweet as 'absurd'

Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) makes an impassioned plea to President Trump to take steps on gun reform.

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Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.

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All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

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UPDATE 3-All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

* Rescue helicopters unable to land due to bad weather (Adds Khamenei, Rouhani statement, details, background)

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Plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says

A passenger plane flying from Tehran with 66 people aboard crashed in central Iran, local media reported Sunday.

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All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in central Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday were believed to have been killed, state media reported.

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Plane Crash in Iran Kills 66 in Foggy, Mountainous Area

Aseman Airlines said a turboprop plane carrying 60 passengers and six crew members had flown into a mountain, killing all aboard.

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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

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Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.

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Trump's plan for military parade is worrying some at Pentagon

There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade and the disruption it could cause.

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Analysis: Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year.

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As support falls, German SPD sees 'no Plan B' to Merkel coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) hit a record low, a poll showed, and the party's leader-in-waiting said she had "no Plan B" should members reject a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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Opinion: Trump's carefully built house of lies

No one could be surprised to learn that, according to an article in The New Yorker, Donald Trump allegedly employed an elaborate scheme to hide a betrayal of his wife Melania while carrying on an affair with ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.

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Friend of shooter: I could have stopped it

Allan Varela, a 20-year-old friend of the Florida school shooter, speaks to CNN's Gary Tuchman about his relationship with Nikolas Cruz.

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Big business tells Trump that tariffs could backfire

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Mexico's Pemex says no immediate reports of quake damage at its plants

MEXICO CITY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The installations of Mexican national oil firm Pemex appear not to have sustained any damage after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Friday, the company's chief executive said.

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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.

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Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sets the stage for the prosecution of Americans who may have helped the Russian effort, some legal experts said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Twin Deficits (Wonkish)

It’s not a repeat of Reaganomics, but it rhymes

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Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Waymo Is Readying A Ride-Hailing Service That Could Directly Compete With Uber -Quartz

* WAYMO IS READYING A RIDE-HAILING SERVICE THAT COULD DIRECTLY COMPETE WITH UBER -QUARTZ Source text : http://bit.ly/2Cpudjr

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See lung transplant recipient take first breath

An emotional video of one woman's first unobstructed breath after a lung transplant went viral last October, and now she hopes her story will inspire others to become organ donors.

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Analysis: Trump's absolutely disastrous week

President Donald Trump hasn't had a lot of good weeks since becoming president last January. But this one looks like one of the worst.

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BRIEF-La-Z-Boy Plans To Invest About $10 Mln In Its England Inc Upholstery Manufacturing Campus

* LA-Z-BOY TO INVEST IN NEW TAZEWELL, TN MANUFACTURING CAMPUS

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Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit.

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INSIGHT-Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

* GM's plant closure "shock and surprise" - S.Korean officials

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Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.

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UK to push EU for City of London's favored Brexit plan: FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit regulation plan that the City of London has long favored but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

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BRIEF-Avis Budget Group Comments On SRS Investment Management’s Nomination Of Directors

* AVIS BUDGET GROUP COMMENTS ON SRS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT’S NOMINATION OF DIRECTORS

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Op-Ed Columnist: Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’

These days, the G.O.P. basically lies about everything.

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BRIEF-Piper Jaffray Forms Middle-Market Debt Underwriting Vehicle

* PIPER JAFFRAY COMPANIES FORMS MIDDLE-MARKET DEBT UNDERWRITING VEHICLE WITH $1.0 BILLION OF EQUITY COMMITMENTS

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Senate Rejects Trump’s Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

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No 'bloody nose' plan for North Korea: U.S. official, senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, said on Thursday she understood the Trump administration had no strategy for a so-called bloody nose strike on North Korea, but Pyongyang would be forced to give up its nuclear weapons "one way or another."

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The case for canceling all student debt

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Washington state likely to deny permits for Trump oil drilling plan: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state is preparing to reject land leases and easements to stymie the Trump administration's plan to allow oil drilling off its shores, an official of the Pacific northwest state said on Thursday.

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U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday.

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Trump administration wary about bipartisan Senate immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration stuck to its hardline immigration approach on Thursday and suggested it would not support a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security.

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What passenger planes might look like in 2068

If time travelers from 1968 found themselves in an airport today, there might be plenty of changes that surprise them. But the planes would look reassuringly familiar.

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Electric airplane start-up Eviation aims to enter service in 2021 after battery deal

SINGAPORE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Electric airplane start-up Eviation Aircraft Ltd is aiming for its 9-seat commuter aircraft to be flying passengers by 2021 after signing up South Korea's Kokam as its battery supplier, the Israeli company's chief executive said on Thursday.

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Airbus takes 1.3 billion euros charge on A400M military plane

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus on Thursday took a 1.3 billion euros ($1.6 billion) writedown on its A400M military transport plane, lifting cumulative charges on Europe's troubled defense project above 8 billion euros and clouding higher-than-expected underlying profits.

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Airbus takes 1.3 bln euros charge on A400M military plane

PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Airbus on Thursday took a 1.3 billion euros ($1.6 billion) writedown on its A400M military transport plane, lifting cumulative charges on Europe's troubled defence project above 8 billion euros and clouding higher-than-expected underlying profits.

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Maldives Crisis Could Stir Trouble Between China and India

Opposition leaders want India to intervene against the nation’s president, who declared a state of emergency this month, and who is seen as an ally of China.

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Trump, Pena Nieto meeting planned for next few weeks: Mexican foreign ministry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto is being planned for sometime during the next few weeks, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Opinion: Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of Michael Cohen. Known to the world as "President Trump's personal lawyer," Cohen claims to have taken a $130,000 financial hit to protect his client from a scandal: allegations that Donald Trump had an affair with porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels," in 2006. On Tuesday, Cohen said in a statement that he used personal funds in 2016 to "facilitate a payment" to Clifford and that no one in the Trump Organization or campaign "reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."

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Trump's lawyer says he paid a porn star. Is that legal?

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be "lawful," but legal experts say the matter is far from settled.

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Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.

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Illinois governor takes aim at pensions, healthcare costs in budget

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proposed a $75 billion fiscal 2019 budget on Wednesday that would be balanced if lawmakers agree to push some big-ticket costs onto local school districts and universities.

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U.S. attorney general opposes plan to reform prison sentencing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to not approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that he claims would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

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New York governor's budget raises transparency concerns: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nearly $170 billion proposed budget would raise concerns about transparency by expanding his control over state spending, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emerges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats promoted an immigration proposal on Wednesday to step up border security and protect young illegal immigrants, but its prospects appeared uncertain as President Donald Trump urged Congress to support a tougher measure.

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Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

President Trump wants a military parade. His budget director says it could cost the United States $30 million at a time of rising deficits.

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Wrong turn could have sparked security scare at U.S. spy agency: FBI

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A wrong turn may have led three men to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington on Wednesday, sparking a scare that drew gunfire from guards and sent three to the hospital, FBI officials said.

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More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy

LONDON (Reuters) - More banks are poised to join a $14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday.

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U.S. weighs plans to prevent Russian meddling in future elections: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community are discussing plans to prevent Russia from interfering in future elections, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, a after the nation's top intelligence officials said they expected Moscow to continue such efforts.

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How an Abundance of Democratic Candidates Could Help the G.O.P. Hold the House

In a lesson in unintended consequences, a voting reform put in place in California could end up keeping Democrats off the ballot in two battleground districts.

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Trump's military parade would cost between $10M and $30M, Mulvaney says

Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he has seen estimates that a potential military parade requested by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million.

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SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites.

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U.S. tells NATO allies spending plans still falling short

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary told European allies on Wednesday to step up efforts to increase military budgets and warned that troop contributions to missions did not exempt them from broader spending goals, officials said.

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Tillerson says U.S. Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced'

AMMAN (Reuters) - The U.S. administration's work on a new Middle East peace plan is "fairly well advanced" and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan.

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South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strike

GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a "death sentence", and threatening a strike.

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Donald Trump's golf swing? It's pretty good

As far as presidents go, Donald Trump swings a golf club pretty well, for a big man in his 70s. If not exactly dynamite off the tee, he is at least solid. And while his technique around the greens is quirky, he somehow makes it work.

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South Korea union says GM plant closure move is 'death sentence', threatens strike

GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' (GM) workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a "death sentence", and threatening a strike.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea union says GM plant closure move is "death sentence", threatens strike

* GM plans to shut one plant by May, will decide on 3 more soon

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Ukraine leader gives Putin condolences over plane crash: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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Rising U.S. bond yields offer relief to corporate America's pension plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The swift rise in U.S. bond yields in February may be whipsawing some stock market portfolios but it may bring relief to corporate America's largest pension plans.

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India's $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government's plan to spend $230 million over two years to prevent crop residue burning is below the spending estimates of its policy advisors for the task and may do little to cut the air pollution that envelops the capital region of Delhi.

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See scary plane landing after mechanical error

A United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine cover came off.

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South Korean union protests GM plant closure move, calls it a "death sentence"

SEOUL (Reuters) - Workers at a General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea that the U.S. automaker plans to close staged a protest on Wednesday, saying the decision was a "death sentence" that had not been discussed with unions.

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S.Korean union protests GM plant closure move, calls it a "death sentence"

SEOUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Workers at a General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea that the U.S. automaker plans to close staged a protest on Wednesday, saying the decision was a "death sentence" that had not been discussed with unions.

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Brian Stelter: Sarah Sanders is Trump's top stonewaller

CNN's Brian Stelter examines White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' role under President Donald Trump.

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Trump's love for the word 'stupid'

There are many ways Trump loves to use the word "stupid." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on stupidity, Presidential-style.

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Trump asks Democrats to negotiate on infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats on Tuesday to make a deal to modernize the country's infrastructure after his plan received critical reviews as lacking enough federal funding, but said he was open to changes.

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Trump budget chief says he would oppose budget if he were in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget chief said on Tuesday that, if he were still a member of Congress, he "probably" would vote against a deficit-financed budget plan he and Trump are proposing.

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Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued on Tuesday by an American citizen who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee and said he was removed from a California flight after another passenger became unnerved upon hearing him speak in Arabic.

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Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton: 'I was so stupid. I wish I could take it back'

Louise Linton may be the most honest person in Washington. Ask her if she's ready to leave town after a rocky start and she'll say no -- she's just finished decorating her house.

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Market volatility, budget deficits pose test for Fed's Powell

DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - When the Federal Reserve's policy meeting ended last month, U.S. stock indexes were near record highs, market volatility was almost non-existent and policymakers chatted about the calm waters welcoming incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.

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The GOP could get their top North Dakota Senate prospect, after all

Rep. Kevin Cramer could run against North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, after all -- potentially reversing one of Republicans' biggest recruiting misses of the 2018 midterm elections.

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Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to poor

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Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor

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Not just Trump's idea: A short history on famous walls and the environment

Donald Trump isn't the first leader to want to put up a border wall.

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News Analysis: Republicans Have Forgotten They Hate Deficits

Three pillars of the economic platform of the last decade for the Republican Party were less government spending, lower deficits and policy certainty. Not any more.

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Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, but also because a new, ultra-precise, scientific facility is beginning operations at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago. The facility, called the g-2 experiment (pronounced "g minus 2") could lead to the world's scientific community rewriting the textbooks.

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Trump administration official: no formal plans to enact a 'reciprocal tax'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has no formal plans to enact a "reciprocal tax," a Trump administration official said Tuesday, contradicting President Donald Trump's comments.

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Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.

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Analysis: Trump's culture war is running into the gender gap

With his sharp words in recent days defending men accused of sexual harassment and spousal abuse, President Donald Trump launched another firebomb into the cultural chasm running through his presidency.

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Senate Republican leader embraces Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned up the heat on Democrats seeking protections for young "Dreamer" immigrants as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embraced President Donald Trump's demands for broad changes to the country's immigration policies.

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Germany considers plan for free public transport in polluted cities

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is considering plans to make public transport free in cities suffering from air quality problems, according to a letter seen by Reuters, which also outlines more conventional measures such as low emissions zones.

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For North Korean Skaters, the Short Program Is Part of a Bigger Plan

“I want to continue to improve until I become world champion,” the North Korean skater Ryom Tae-ok said before the pairs competition.

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Riding the momentum from the #resistance, Planned Parenthood is 'going on the offense'

Planned Parenthood will announce on Tuesday a new campaign to help expand access to reproductive health care state-by-state, CNN has learned.

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American oil boom could spoil OPEC's plans

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BRIEF-Paycom Software Announces Increased Stock Repurchase Plan

* PAYCOM SOFTWARE, INC. ANNOUNCES INCREASED STOCK REPURCHASE PLAN

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Teva planned for second generic Copaxone to enter market in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday it had anticipated and planned for a second generic competitor to its multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone to enter the market in 2018.

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Budget, Chloe Kim, Gates Foundation: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Trump Pressures Democrats Over DACA and Infrastructure Plan

In two early tweets, Mr. Trump said a March deadline to protect young immigrants would be the “last chance,” and suggested that Democrats should come to a deal on his infrastructure proposal.

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Trump's budget would add trillions to the deficit

President Donald Trump's budget plan could add more than $7 trillion to the country's debt over the next decade. Such a plan goes against supposed Republican orthodoxy of trying to eliminate (or at least bring down) the federal budget debt and deficit. Some Republican members of Congress have voiced their frustration with raising deficits, which could derail Trump's budget proposal.

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A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?

A persistent ridge of air in the Pacific is keeping winter storms away, and the Sierra snowpack, source of much of the state's water, is suffering.

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GM to shut one South Korea plant, decide on fate of others within weeks

DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it will close one of its four plants in South Korea and incur an $850 million impairment charge as part of a restructuring of its money-losing business in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Games budget to benefit from fresh reforms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will benefit from a fresh batch of International Olympic Committee (IOC) reforms, despite having already slashed their initial budget by roughly $2.5 billion, the IOC said on Tuesday.

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Senators search for an immigration plan

The Senate will embark on a free-wheeling immigration debate this week, testing the limits of whether there is still a political center on the contentious issue in the era of President Donald Trump, and whether a deal can be reached in a span of a few days.

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Van Jones calls out panelist over deficits

CNN's Van Jones and commentator Ana Navarro argue with former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller saying that President Trump's new budget falls back on GOP's long-held stance for fiscal conservatism, particularly decreasing the deficit.

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GM to shut South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it will close one of its four plants in South Korea and incur an $850 million impairment charge as part of a restructuring of its money-losing business in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money

The president’s $200 billion plan recasts the federal government as a minority stakeholder in the nation’s new infrastructure projects.

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Analysis: The parallel universe of Trump's budget, explained

Budgets released by presidents, unlike those negotiated by Congress, are more like political fan fiction than modestly crafted, passable agendas.

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Editorial: Donald Trump’s Nasty Budget

What happened to all that talk about sticking up for working people?

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Budget would privatize US Space Station operations

The Trump administration wants to let the private sector run U.S. operations on the International Space Station.

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Analysis: What makes no sense about Trump's response to Porter allegations

On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read a prepared statement about the White House's handling of allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter had physically and mentally abused both his ex-wives. 

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UPDATE 1-GM will shut a South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

DETROIT, Feb 12 (Reuters) - General Motors Co will close one of four vehicle assembly plants in South Korea, and will decide the future of the remaining operations within weeks, based on the outcome of talks with the government and labor unions, GM President Dan Ammann told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-GM Korea to close one of four plants in South Korea

* ‍GM KOREA COMPANY (GM KOREA) ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL CEASE PRODUCTION AND CLOSE ITS GUNSAN PLANT BY END OF MAY 2018​

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Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

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President's budget includes a plan for 'Blue Apron'-style boxes of food along with a big cut to food stamps

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Here's what's in the Trump budget

The Trump administration outlined its policy priorities on Monday in a budget that calls for billions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, secure the country's borders, and overhaul safety net programs.

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Trump unveils infrastructure plan; uphill battle awaits in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday designed to encourage spending on improvements by states, localities and private investors, but it faces an uphill battle in Congress and he made remarks that called into question how hard he will fight for it.

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Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the process for allowing them to cross national parks.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Soaring Budget Deficit

Writers from across the political spectrum on the large deficits in the recently passed federal spending plan and on President Trump’s budget.

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Trump looks the other way on budget hole

President Donald Trump introduced his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday. He makes some pretty unrealistic claims about how his current proposals would reduce deficits.

Life Insurance nytimes.com

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

Insurers have denied life and disability coverage to men taking Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection, say gay rights advocates and medical experts.

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What’s in the White House Budget Request?

Largely a political statement, the $4.4 trillion budget request includes a host of cuts across domestic programs while increasing the deficit over the next decade.

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Despite Trump's comments, White House says he takes 'domestic violence very seriously'

The White House maintained on Monday did not know the "extent" of the allegations against Rob Porter until last Tuesday evening, when they were first reported in the Daily Mail.

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Trump budget cuts domestic programs, favors military and wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic programs and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

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Shell settles state, U.S. clean air violations at Louisiana plant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Shell Chemical LP will install a $10 million pollution monitoring and control system at its Norco, Louisiana, chemical plant as part of a settlement over allegations it violated the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

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Guess who will pay for Trump's newest pipe dream?

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Upcoming state elections cast shadow over Illinois budget prospects

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' upcoming elections are casting a shadow over the state's ability to pass a new budget, tackle its financial liabilities and keep its credit ratings from sinking into junk, analysts said.

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PBS denounces Trump's funding cuts

Like it did last year, President Trump's budget proposal eliminates almost all federal funding for public broadcasting.

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Factbox: Who could wield the knife? Scenarios for a Merkel exit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is heading into her final term as German chancellor, a close ally conceded on Monday, intensifying the jockeying over the succession to Europe's most powerful leader.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

The White House released a proposed budget that is largely irrelevant, given Congress passed a spending bill last week that outlines priorities.

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White House releases 2019 budget proposal, seeks funds for wall, military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump released his second budget on Monday, seeking to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.

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White House officials baffled by Trump's conflicting stances on Rob Porter

Several White House officials have expressed confusion over President Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on the allegations made against his former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last Wednesday after his two former spouses accused him of physical and verbal abuse.

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Exclusive: Europe's A400M army plane may see some features axed

SINGAPORE/BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's new troop transporter may never go into battle with all the promised military capabilities after buyers of the A400M agreed to let Airbus negotiate an opt-out for features deemed too difficult to build.

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Rep. Brooks: Budget is a debt junkie's dream

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) characterizes the budget deal as the "worst piece of legislation" he's voted on while serving in Congress.

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Could Real Madrid lure PSG's Neymar to the Bernabeu?

MADRID (Reuters) - As Paris St Germain gear up for their blockbuster Champions League last-16 first leg tie against Real Madrid on Wednesday, much of the media attention has focused on whether their most prized asset Neymar will eventually make a sensational move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Oxfam warned it could lose millions in funding over sex crimes scandal

The British charity Oxfam will fight to keep millions of pounds in public funding in a meeting with UK officials Monday over allegations that its aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti.

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Plane crash responders find 200 body parts

Emergency workers have found around 200 body parts strewn across a snowy field near Moscow at the site of a Russian plane crash that killed all 71 people onboard.

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Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.

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Plane's final moments captured on camera

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports from the scene of a plane crash in Russia where all 71 people on board were killed.

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Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

People injured at the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., say in a lawsuit that organizers conspired to incite violence. The defendants say the First Amendment protects them.

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Trump budget plan to seek funds for border wall, infrastructure, opioid treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will unveil his second budget on Monday - seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs.

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Trump plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces steep hurdles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.

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Trump budget asks more than $200 billion for infrastructure, border security: budget director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday its budget proposal would include $200 billion for infrastructure spending and $23 billion for enhanced border security to help fulfill campaign promises by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Qualcomm, Broadcom plan to meet on February 14: sources

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc and Broadcom Ltd plan to meet on Wednesday to talk about the latter's $121 billion acquisition offer, the first time the semiconductor companies will discuss the potential deal, people familiar with the matter said.

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GOP senators introduce version of White House immigration plan

A group of Republican senators on Sunday night released a version of President Donald Trump's immigration proposal ahead of a floor debate on immigration this week.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Modest Federal Incentives, Facing Long Odds

President Trump this week will call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative by matching up to $100 billion in funds that states and cities put toward infrastructure projects.

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Royal joyride: UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan wedding day carriage tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will celebrate their wedding day with members of the public by taking a carriage ride through the English town of Windsor, the prince's office at Kensington Palace said on Monday.

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Trump to roll out plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.

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Trump to unveil infrastructure plan Monday

President Trump will finally unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday.

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Editorial: Trouble in Maldives Paradise Could Become a Global Threat

A power struggle in the tiny nation could pull India and China into conflict.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.

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The US role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is under fire since Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump declined to give a timeline for releasing the US plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, telling an Israeli newspaper that he is not convinced that either party is committed to the process.

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Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes.

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Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow

A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed shortly after takeoff in the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon, killing all on board.

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Bannon: #MeToo movement could take down Trump

Author Joshua Green describes Steve Bannon's relationship with President Trump. Bannon told Green that he believes the #MeToo movement could be an existential threat to Republicans.

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Video shows plane wreckage

All 71 people aboard a Saratov Airlines plane died when the plane crashed southeast of Moscow on Sunday, Russian state news agency Tass reported.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Russian Plane With 71 on Board Crashes Near Moscow

The aircraft departed from the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon, and the official Tass news agency says the crash killed all onboard.

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BRIEF-Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Plans JV With U.S. firm Aridis Pharmaceuticals

* SAYS IT PLANS TO SET UP JV WITH CALIFORNIA'S ARIDIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2EWE579 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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The plane went down near Moscow and had 65 passengers and six crew members on board, Russian officials and media report

A plane carrying 71 people crashed in the Moscow area Sunday, Russian state media news agency Tass reported.

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Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plane operated by Russia's Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said.

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Senator wants to see records on Trump's sale of Palm Beach mansion to Russian

A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the Senate Finance Committee looks into Trump's ties to Russians.

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UK's Tesco is planning a chain of discount stores: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Supermarket group Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, is planning a chain of cut-price stores to counter the growth of discount rivals Aldi and Lidl, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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UK's Tesco is plans a chain of discount stores -Sunday Times

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Supermarket group Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, is planning a chain of cut-price stores to counter the growth of discount rivals Aldi and Lidl, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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Analysis: Trump's memo block and what it means for the Russia investigation

The immediate result of President Donald Trump's decision to block the release of a Democratic memo on the Russia investigation is to expose him to charges of hypocrisy.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Republicans Have Become the Party of Debt

What was simple hypocrisy has now become self-parody.

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Analysis: Trump's incredible hypocrisy

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

President Trump wants to spend $1.5 trillion on rebuilding roads and bridges, but experts say failing to account for climate change will add to costs.

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Meghan McCain: If my dad could do it again ...

Meghan McCain reflects on the outcome of her father's 2008 presidential campaign, saying it wouldn't be worth it for him to say "incendiary comments" that might have produced a different outcome.

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Frozen ground and potted plants may hold evidence of Toronto serial killer

As Toronto police combed through more than a dozen planters and worked to thaw frozen ground in their search for human remains, investigators continued Friday to piece together what they believe is the puzzle of a serial killer and his victims.

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Luge: I could not help winning the flag honor, says Hamlin

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American luger Erin Hamlin said it was "too bad" that there was disappointment about her carrying the United States' flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and that any athlete would have felt honored to accept the task.

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Republican Pennsylvania leaders submit plan for redrawing congressional map

(Reuters) - Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's legislature submitted a plan for redrawing the state's congressional districts just hours before Friday's court-ordered deadline, but Democratic Governor Tom Wolf questioned whether the proposal will pass legal muster.

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Woodward and Bernstein: Trump's response to Russia investigation is eerily familiar

We're here again. A powerful and determined President is squaring off against an independent investigator operating inside the Justice Department. Special counsel Robert Mueller's mission is a comprehensive look at Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- and any other crimes he uncovers in the process. President Donald Trump insists it's all a "witch hunt" and an unfair examination of his family's personal finances. He constantly complains about the investigation in private and reportedly asked his White House counsel to have Mueller fired. No wonder many people are making comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973, when President Richard Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned.

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Colombia wants to build Venezuela financial rescue plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombia has contacted international lending agencies about devising a financial rescue plan worth up to $60 billion for neighboring Venezuela if President Nicholas Maduro leaves power, Colombia's finance minister said in an interview on Friday.

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Pence: WH acknowledged they could have handled it better

Vice President Mike Pence said he was "appalled" by the allegations of domestic abuse against top White House staffer Rob Porter, and added that "the White House has acknowledged that they could have handled it better."

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BRIEF-State Bank Financial Says Extended And Amended Existing Stock Repurchase Plan

* STATE BANK FINANCIAL SAYS ‍ON FEB 9, EXTENDED AND AMENDED EXISTING STOCK REPURCHASE PLAN FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ETuFJg) Further company coverage:

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SEC says releasing Tezos documents could hurt enforcement activities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. securities regulator says it cannot release documents related to the cryptocurrency project Tezos because doing so could interfere with an investigation or enforcement activities, according to a document seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday.

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Biden slams Trump's response on Rob Porter

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against President Trump's response to Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. He has denied the accusations.

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U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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Biden slams Trump's response

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against President Trump's response to Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. He has denied the accusations.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Are Debt Problems Lurking Below the Surface?

The reckless borrowing that led up to the financial crisis of 2008 does not seem to have reoccurred. But there could be cracks in the credit markets.

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Police: 6 bodies found in potted plants

Toronto police have found the remains of six people buried in planters and they believe a serial killer is responsible.

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Mobile data plans outnumber residents in developed nations: OECD

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Mobile broadband subscriptions outnumbered people in developed nations for the first time last year as access costs fell amid increased regulation and competition, an OECD report published on Friday said.

United States Economy nytimes.com

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the Economy.

It depends on whether you look at the short, medium or long term.

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CNN correspondent: Trump's response 'outrageous'

CNN's Dana Bash discusses President Trump's response to White House aide Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse and has denied the accusations.

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How Adam Rippon plans to win gold

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Rain on Trump's parade: Democratic mayors sniff at military pageant

(Reuters) - The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare.

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Analysis: John Kelly couldn't have handled this any worse

When John Kelly was hired as Donald Trump's second chief of staff, he made very clear that his focus would be not on managing the President but on managing the White House staff.

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Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through Indonesia's LGBT community

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalize same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. 

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U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 billion for opioid-addicted babies, families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

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The Republicans and Democrats who broke with their party on the budget deal

With a large chunk of Republicans voting against the spending deal early Friday morning to end a brief government shutdown, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives needed a sizable group of Democrats to jump on board to pass the bill.

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Ex-SEAL who says he shot bin Laden rips Trump's parade idea as 'third-world bullsh--'

The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is blasting President Donald Trump's desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.