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FTC probing allegations of Amazon‘s deceptive discounting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As part of its review of Amazon‘s agreement to buy Whole Foods , the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe.

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Microsoft profit beats on strong cloud demand

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by a strong performance in its fast-growing cloud business.

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Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

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Microsoft‘s quarterly profit more than doubles

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported a quarterly profit that more than doubled, helped by a tax benefit and strong growth in its cloud business.

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O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

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O.J. Simpson granted release from Nevada prison in October

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room and will be released in October.

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Snap under pressure as Wall Street eyes share lock-up expirations

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A potential flood of newly available Snap shares is weighing on Wall Street‘s already shaky support for the owner of the Snapchat social media app.

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Senate Republicans complain of disarray in healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.

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U.S. says Exxon under Tillerson violated Russia sanctions in 2014

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday admonished Exxon Mobil Corp for "reckless disregard" of U.S. sanctions in dealings with Russia in 2014 when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the global oil company‘s chief executive, and fined it 2 million.

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Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington ‘hyperloop‘

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

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O.J. Simpson granted parole from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery and will be released in October.

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O.J. Simpson tells Nevada parole board ‘I‘ve done my time‘

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - During a sometimes emotional hearing before a Nevada parole board, O.J. Simpson on Thursday asked to be released from prison after serving nine years for botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered removing on Thursday metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site after their installation following a deadly attack last week stirred up Palestinian protests and threats of escalation.

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Senator McCain vows to fight cancer, return to Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain on Thursday vowed a quick return to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer in a show of the fighting spirit that has come to define the war hero and which prompted a wave of support across the political spectrum.

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U.S. fines Exxon Mobil over Russia sanctions violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp 2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014.

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Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

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O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - A state parole board in Nevada convened on Thursday morning to consider O.J. Simpson‘s bid for freedom after nine years in prison for a botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

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Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new U.S. healthcare plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s orders to try to swiftly reach a deal but were unable to resolve their differences in a long, late-night meeting.

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Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department‘s Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

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White House deregulation push clears out hundreds of proposed rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government‘s regulatory footprint.

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U.S. Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department‘s Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

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Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official

BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday.

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Supporters to Senator McCain: fight on

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - News that U.S. Senator John McCain has brain cancer triggered a wave of support on Thursday from across the political spectrum for the often outspoken former Republican presidential candidate who survived five years captivity as a U.S. Navy pilot during the Vietnam War.

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