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Laws have failed, say Florida survivors in push to limit gun sales

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including teenage survivors of last week‘s deadly Florida high school mass shooting poured into the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday demanding that lawmakers limit sales of assault rifles.

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U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump‘s first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday

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New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

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Fed policymakers show rising confidence on inflation, economic outlook: minutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve‘s rate-setting committee showed more confidence in the need to keep raising interest rates at its last policy meeting, with most believing that inflation would perk up.

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‘Laws have failed,‘ say Florida survivors in push to limit gun sales

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including teenaged survivors of last week‘s deadly Florida high school mass shooting poured into the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday demanding that lawmakers limit sales of assault rifles.

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Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to 117 billion after new NXP deal

(Reuters) - Microchipmaker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to 117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm‘s decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors.

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Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel‘s Manafort case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump‘s former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

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Democrats want 300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation 300 million to fight Russian efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November.

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Trump signals he‘s open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.

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New U.S. criminal charges filed under seal in Manafort case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump‘s former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

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Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump‘s first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.

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Broadcom trims Qualcomm offer to 117 billion after new NXP deal

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to 117 billion, after the latter raised the stakes in the chipmaker takeover battle with a sweetened 44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV .

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Senator Cruz heads to bankrupt PA refinery for rally against biofuels policy

Philadelphia (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will speak at a rally against the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on Wednesday hosted by bankrupt refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc - a company that blames the controversial biofuels policy for its financial demise.

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Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history marched on Florida‘s capital on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week.

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Secret Service reopens area around White House after suspicious car

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service reopened streets around the White House and allowed workers back into an evacuated building on Wednesday after authorities cleared a suspicious car parked nearby.

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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

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Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters‘ arrest: defense

YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar‘s Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.

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Tight security eased near White House after suspicious vehicle scare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service eased tight security prompted by a suspicious vehicle on Wednesday, allowing White House staff to enter and leave the grounds and letting staff at the New Executive Office Building to return to work after an evacuation.

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Trump meets with students, teachers after gun violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, planned to meet on Wednesday with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week‘s school shooting in Florida.

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Fed‘s Harker sees two U.S. rate hikes this year

(Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Wednesday said he still thinks just two interest-rate hikes this year is "likely appropriate," but signaled he is open to more if needed.

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Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid to 117 billion

(Reuters) - Broadcom Corp on Wednesday fired its latest salvo against Qualcomm Inc by lowering its takeover offer to 117 billion from 121 billion, a day after the U.S. chipmaker increased its own offer for NXP Semiconductors NV .

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Billy Graham; preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

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