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Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) - A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.

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Trump-endorsed Senate candidate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) - A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.

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Texas ‘bathroom bill‘ dies in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

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Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis.

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North Korea delays Guam missile firing; U.S. says dialogue up to Kim

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, the North‘s state media reported on Tuesday as the United States said any dialogue was up to Kim.

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War room 2.0? U.S. Air Force upgrades Middle East command center

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - With its wall-sized screens simultaneously showing America‘s air wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, this war room at the heart of America‘s biggest military campaigns is already something of a technological marvel.

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Banish Bannon? Trump weighs his options as top aides feud

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser and his chief strategist have battled for influence behind the scenes, and their feud may force another shake-up at the White House.

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Trump casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump unabashedly insisted on Tuesday that both left- and right-wing extremists resorted to violence during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, and that some present were peacefully protesting plans to remove a Confederate monument when the upheaval began.

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Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend 1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

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Trump loudly insists both sides to blame for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump loudly insisted on Tuesday that both left- and right-wing groups used force in the aftermath of a white supremacist rally and that all of the facts were not yet in about street clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs.

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Trump orders faster permitting on infrastructure projects

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to speed approvals of permits for highways, bridges and other major building efforts as part of his proposal to spend 1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

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Trump again blames ‘both sides‘ for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force.

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Despite losing trial to Taylor Swift, DJ insists he never groped her

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former Colorado radio DJ who lost a court case to Taylor Swift insisted on Tuesday that he "never grabbed" the pop star‘s bare buttocks while posing for a photo with her four years ago.

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Americans‘ debt level notches a new record high

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans‘ debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

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U.S. confident of ‘peaceable‘ Venezuelan solution: Pence

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country‘s president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Amazon adds ‘Instant Pickup‘ in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

BERKELEY, Calif (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail.

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End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.

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Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone‘s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.

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Nearly 400 bodies uncovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone‘s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

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House tax chairman confident on reform, others less so

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top tax law writer in the U.S. House of Representatives insisted on Tuesday that tax reform will happen this year, despite concerns among some experts that an overhaul of the tax code could drag into 2018, or even collapse altogether.

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Pence speaks of ‘peaceable‘ Venezuelan solution

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country‘s president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will revoke an Obama-era executive order on Tuesday that required strict building standards for government-funded projects to reduce exposure to increased flooding from sea level rise, sources said.

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Pence says confident of peaceful Venezuela solution, seeks trade with Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident of reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela with economic and diplomatic pressure on Nicolas Maduro‘s regime.

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