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Appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to those with a special need for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates.

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Republican Senate leader to hold healthcare vote within hours

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he will schedule a vote on whether to open debate on a healthcare overhaul in a "couple of hours."

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Sessions‘ allies say Trump using Twitter attacks to force resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ allies say President Donald Trump is carrying out a deliberate public campaign to pressure him to quit, rather than fire him outright, but the country‘s top lawyer has no intention of resigning.

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U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian vessel: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) on Tuesday in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules.

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House panel wants CEOs of Google, Facebook, AT&T to testify on internet rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules.

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U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters.

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Trump, without evidence, cites Ukraine ties to ex-rival Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year‘s U.S. election and raised questions, without offering evidence, about Ukrainian support for his Democratic presidential rival.

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McCain to return for pivotal U.S. Senate vote on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain will return to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in salvaging Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and keep their years-long pledge to unwind the 2010 healthcare overhaul.

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Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.

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House seen passing Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump‘s power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump‘s hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow.

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Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem‘s Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.

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Trump blasts attorney general, questions Ukraine role in U.S. election with no evidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to blast the investigation into alleged Russian meddling into last year‘s U.S. election, slamming his attorney general for not investigating his presidential rival in the race and raising questions, without offering evidence, about Ukraine‘s role.

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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy‘s brightest stars.

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China says its intercept of U.S. surveillance plane was legal, necessary

BEIJING (Reuters) - China‘s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that its pilots actions were legal, necessary and professional after two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend.

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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

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House expected to approve Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump‘s influence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump‘s hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow.

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Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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U.S. House expected to approve Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump‘s influence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump‘s hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow.

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McCain to return for pivotal Senate vote on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain will make a return to the U.S. capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat.

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U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps across the United States last month, the latest legal victory for the detainees in a closely watched case.

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Alphabet adds to cash pile despite higher costs, antitrust fine

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly revenue on Monday, maintaining a growth rate that is rarely seen among companies its size and suggesting the big sales gains enjoyed recently by the other Internet firms are not done yet.

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Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday.

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Unrest bubbles among Trump‘s key foreign policy aides: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustration is mounting among leading foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump‘s administration as they chafe at some policy and bureaucratic defeats and complain they lack independence to do their jobs, officials say.

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