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  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
    Planned_parenthood_asked_federal_judge_to_block_medicaid_cuts_in_texas 2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
  • Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
    Donald_j._trumpverified_account__realdonaldtrump 2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
    The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday: "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
    2016-12-15-obama-interview-0090_edit_sq-68513ced19c7c990238cdbb8450b5818d8bb91bb-s300-c85 2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said. Manning, formerl...
  • European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
    16854_europe_concerned-_putin_agrees_with_trump_that_nato_is_obsolete 2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
    By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter...
  • Germany Schools Trump On Trade - “Build Better Cars”
    Germany_schools_trump_on_trade_-_%e2%80%9cbuild_better_cars%e2%80%9d 2017-01-16 12:40:29 UTC
    Berlin has mounted a staunch defence of its policies after Donald Trump criticised the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her stance during the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US. Germany’s deputy cha...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Trump about dangers of protectionism
    German_chancellor_angela_merkel_warns_trump_about_dangers_of_protectionism 2017-01-16 12:45:12 UTC
    Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in 2016 and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, and warned that US Presi...
  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    Singer_jennifer_holliday_pulls_out_of_trump_inauguration_event 2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
  • Iraqi forces 'retake Mosul University' from ISIS
    Iraqi_forces_'retake_mosul_university'_from_isis 2017-01-14 21:33:04 UTC
    Army says it has seized strategic university complex used as base by ISIS fighters following two days of fierce clashes. By Isabel Coles and John Davison (Reuters) | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants...
  • Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
    U.s._house_votes_to_begin_repealing_the_affordable_care_act 2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
  • "ISIS's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end": Iraqi forces/ U.S. Air Force
    Iraqi_forces-_%22isis's_days_in_mosul_are_quickly_coming_to_an_end%22 2017-01-13 21:57:56 UTC
    By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the m...
  • Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
    Probe_launched_over_fbi%e2%80%99s__pre-election_handling_of__clinton_email_case 2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
  • French far right leader Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower
    French_far_right_leader_marine_le_pen_at_trump_tower 2017-01-18 04:05:30 UTC
    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower on Thursday but she declined to say whether she was there to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters witness and a media pool report. Repres...
  • Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
    Mexico's_president-_we_will_not_pay_for_the_wall 2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
    Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build. By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY Mexico said o...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
    Breaking_news-_obama_to_sign_gun_control_executive_orders 2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
  • "FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
    Trump's_foreign_policy_%22phenomenally_close%22_to_that_of_putin 2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
    It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies
    Barack_obama_and_eric_holder 2017-01-10 06:51:50 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald T...
  • Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
    16825_justin_trudeau_seeks_to_avoid_potential_u.s._-_canada_trade_war 2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday. ...
  • Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    Trump 2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
    Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
    Putin_elected_donald_trump_as_u.s._president 2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
  • Washington Post: Russian officials celebrating Trump win
    Washington_post-_russian_officials_celebrating_trump_win 2017-01-06 02:13:57 UTC
    Senior Russian officials celebrated Donald Trump's election victory as a geopolitical win for Moscow, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials who said intercepted communications showed the Russians congratulating themselves...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    U.s._intelligence_agencies-_differences_in_trump_team 2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
    By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...