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  • U.S. Backed Forces and Syrian Army Advance on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor
    2017-09-09 17:13:02 UTC
    John Davison, Rodi Said BEIRUT/AL SHADADI, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still hol...

  • Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
    2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
    Bryan Bender (Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...

  • Trump Tweets: 'start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP'
    2017-09-08 17:38:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposit...

  • Equifax Hack Exposes Data of Up to 143 Million Customers
    2017-09-08 17:21:16 UTC
    By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of ...

  • China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
    2017-09-08 17:13:25 UTC
    Philip Wen, Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly coope...

  • Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
    2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
    Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...

  • Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
    2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
    Gabriel DeBenedetti Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say. But ...

  • Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renegotiate Debt
    2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
    Deisy Buitrago CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions. The government and its state oil c...

  • Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
    2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations. “This is a storm of ...

  • North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
    2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
    Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...

  • North Korean ambassador to Mexico Declared Persona Non Grata
    2017-09-08 03:50:58 UTC
    (REUTERS) — In response to the latest nuclear tests, the Mexican government ordered Ambassador Kim Hong Gil to leave the country within 72 hours. In an email statement the Foreign Ministry said Mexico absolutely rejects North Korea’s nuclear ac...

  • Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
    2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
    ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...

  • This Weather is Not Normal
    2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain eve...

  • Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
    2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
    Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...

  • Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
    2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
    Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...

  • Bannon Breaks with Trump on DACA
    2017-09-07 16:43:24 UTC
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program and blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants because “they need illegal aliens to fill t...

  • Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean and killing at least 11 people
    2017-09-07 16:39:46 UTC
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Flo...

  • Lyft to Offer Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area
    2017-09-07 16:37:26 UTC
    Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle t...

  • Brazilian Firm, Odebrecht, Denies Paying Venezuelan Politician $100 Million
    2017-09-07 16:33:08 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Scandal-hit Brazilian construction company Odebrecht denied accusations it paid $100 million to Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello, as alleged by the country’s fugitive former chief prosecutor. Luisa ...

  • Trump Strikes Deal With Democrats: Debt Limit, Harvey Funds
    2017-09-07 16:28:01 UTC
    By RACHAEL BADE, BURGESS EVERETT and JOSH DAWSEY Donald Trump, who casts himself as a master negotiator, took the first offer Democrats put on the table. Republicans left the Oval Office Wednesday stunned. Trump had quickly sided with Democ...

  • States Challenge Trump Decision on Dreamers
    2017-09-07 16:21:30 UTC
    Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States il...

  • Melting Permafrost Unlocks Carbon, Disease
    2017-09-06 16:58:53 UTC
    The consequences of climate change are perhaps most weirdly expressed in the Arctic. A recent <a href="https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting" >article by Brian Resnick of Vox.com</a> explores the changes to Arctic permafrost...

  • Intel Case Review Ordered by Court: Blow to EU Antitrust
    2017-09-06 16:29:24 UTC
    Michele Sinner, Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s top judges dealt a rare blow to European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday by sending their case against U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) back to court for an appea...

  • Trump Might Apply DACA Tactic to Iran Nuclear Deal
    2017-09-06 16:22:41 UTC
    Trump might try to pull a DACA on the Iran nuclear deal. Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, laid out a path on Tuesday for the United States to withdraw from its 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in a manner similar ...

  • Rescinding DACA Ignores 'Notice and Comment' Statute
    2017-09-06 16:13:08 UTC
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been criticized, by Democrats and Republicans alike, as “cruel,” “inhumane” and “unconscionable.” It is also quite likely illegal. The decisi...