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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were little changed on Wednesday as investors increasingly worried whether President Donald Trump will be able to push ahead with his pro-growth policies.
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states. The same-sex case...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected legal reasoning used by President Donald Trump’s high court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his role as an appellate judge, ruling in favor of an autistic student who said he was denied an adequate education. The...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In a victory for disabled students, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that public schools must offer them a special educational program that is sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress. The justices unanimously ruled in favor of an...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported....
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs. Sayed Jamal Mubarez, from Afghanistan's long-marginalized Hazara ethnic minority, won...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Japan's cherry blossom season kicked off on Tuesday, when the Japanese Meteorological Agency confirmed the flowers were in bloom in Tokyo.       Despite the drizzling rain, agency officials counted more than five flowers blooming on a sample tree...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday lawmakers would begin debating a bill to roll back Obamacare on Friday, admitting the votes were not yet in place to secure passage. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It will acquire property in Wisconsin for its first plant in the United States.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It's the most prominent casualty in an increasingly tough trading and fund raising environment.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli right. The vote was 52 to 46, with almost every Senate Democrat voting...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump struggled on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities. The effort is seen by...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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U.S. senators have been informed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that a vote on a Republican repeal and replacement of Obamacare might not be held in the House of Representatives before Monday, according to a senior Senate aide. The House had...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM.
From: MSNBC | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Members of the House intelligence committee have not yet seen the material on the incidental surveillance of Donald Trump’s transition team the panel’s chairman discussed publicly, a Democrat on the committee said on Thursday. “Before we go forward,...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s border wall was facing major hurdles before the federal government could ever begin its construction. The project was expected to cost upwards of $20 billion, Mexico has refused to pay for it and the White House only located...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a healthcare law to kick off their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Thursday that the U.S. education system needs an overhaul and called for more parental choice, failing schools to be shut down and additional research to tackle issues. “We must not stand...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc . Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats’ charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee apologized to Democratic members of the panel for going public and to the White House before briefing them about information he said he obtained about surveillance of President Donald Trump’s...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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French President Francois Hollande said the man "was looking to kill or at the very least create a dramatic incident."
From: MSNBC | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Walt Disney said on Thursday it extended Chief Executive Bob Iger’s term by a year to July 2, 2019 and said he would serve as a consultant for three years after that. This is the third time Iger’s contract has been extended. Iger first said he would...
From: New York Post | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The State Department’s...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A House intelligence committee Democrat said on Thursday there was a “grave question” about the objectivity of the panel’s Republican chairman after remarks he made about the incidental surveillance of members of President Donald Trump’s transition...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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PricewaterhouseCoopers has settled a $3 billion lawsuit in which the bankruptcy administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd accused the auditor of malpractice that led to the collapse of the brokerage run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine. Terms...
From: New York Post | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Wall Street was little changed in early trading on Thursday amid signs that President Donald Trump is struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress.
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday was set to make a final push on Thursday to secure the votes to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives, with signs that enough Republicans might defect to jeopardize one of his top legislative...
From: CBC | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Ukraine said on Wednesday it had barred Russia’s entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a “cynical and inhuman act.” Ukraine’s state security service...
From: New York Post | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday. A suspect was taken into custody...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street.
From: MSNBC | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters. He has...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early Thursday, but nobody was hurt. The base, which contained about 138,000 tons of ammunition, is in the city of...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Grumbling Venezuelans were lining up for scarce gasoline across the OPEC nation on Wednesday, due to mounting oil industry woes in the country with the world's largest crude reserves. Venezuela, which also has the world's cheapest gasoline, has wrestled...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Dozens of German companies including Siemens attended meetings in Bolivia this week to discuss building a coast-to-coast railway through Brazil, Bolivia and Peru that could speed up the export of corn and soybeans to Asia, German and Bolivian officials...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between. TB kills more people each year than any...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers. Tillerson had initially decided to skip talks set for...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Indonesia is recruiting tribespeople to help fight outbreaks of haze with a government deal designed to tap into traditional ways of containing forest fires. The region suffers every dry season from a haze caused by smoldering fires, often set deliberately...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor," the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater. The construction of a reservoir and irrigation system means he no longer worries the soil will become parched and the crops his...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said Wednesday. Sea ice around the North Pole expands to its biggest...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude toward Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe. Turkey has...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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U.S. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said on Wednesday he is very encouraged by the negotiations with Republican leadership over a sweeping healthcare bill. “I’m very encouraged that we might be seeing...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland who helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. The value of exports at risk...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Vietnam has detained two bloggers for posting anti-state comments, which the Communist-ruled country said should serve as a warning to others spreading dissent. Bui Hieu Vo, 55, known as "Hieu Bui" on Facebook, and Phan Kim Khanh, 24, were detained for...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The family-owned company that until recently was headed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law hopes to turn an aging New York office tower into a signature development that could be worth up to $12 billion, a report said on Wednesday. Chinese...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will take up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration to subject internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc to protect customers’...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A wage strike and massive street protest by Argentine school teachers were energized Wednesday by anger over a disparaging comment that President Mauricio Macri made about the country's public education system. Buenos Aires traffic was paralyzed by tens...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy as a prostitute submitted his resignation on Wednesday, saying felony charges against him have become a distraction and he will defend himself against them. Republican Ralph Shortey, 35, a...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman’s employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The lawsuit filed in the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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