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White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.
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Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

5 hours 33 min ago
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.
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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

5 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.
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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBS

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.
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U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.
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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.
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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.
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Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.
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U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:21pm
(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.
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Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.
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South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:05pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.
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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.
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Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:43pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.
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Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.
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Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:31pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.
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White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.
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Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:17am
(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday.
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Ohio State suspends sorority, fraternity activities amid probes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:50am
(Reuters) - Ohio State University has suspended all sorority and fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.
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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.
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