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Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration‘s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Dow-ned but not out: Expulsion no body blow for GE shareholders

(Reuters) - General Electric Co‘s expulsion from the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average may be a bitter pill to swallow for shareholders, but it could be little more than a publicity blow for investors in the 126-year-old struggling U.S. conglomerate.

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China stocks extend slump, temper Asian bounce as trade war anxiety grows

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China‘s stock markets slumped on Wednesday, extending a rout from the previous day as the prospect of a full-blown Sino-U.S. trade war put a dampener on the rest of Asian equities, even as they managed a modest bounce.

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Stocks recover from earlier rout but trade war fears seen capping gains

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a U.S.-China trade war rattled global markets, but significant uncertainty around the trade outlook is capping gains.

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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada‘s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

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Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration‘s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Starbucks closing cafes; CEO calls performance ‘not acceptable‘

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp forecast on Tuesday slower sales growth than Wall Street expected this quarter and plans to close about 150 U.S. cafes next fiscal year to boost performance, sending its shares down 2 percent after hours.

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U.S. judge dismisses Charleston shooting lawsuits, criticizes FBI

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed 16 lawsuits filed by survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church who sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.

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Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a U.S.-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices.

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Trump says he would back both U.S. House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration‘s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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General Electric loses place in elite Dow Jones Industrial Average

(Reuters) - General Electric Co has lost its spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after over a century in the blue chip stock index, a new blow to a company that once towered over the American business landscape but is now struggling to retain its standing as an industrial powerhouse.

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U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

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U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

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U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration‘s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy.

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NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force

(Reuters) - A National Basketball Association player on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit in federal court alleging Milwaukee police used excessive force in a January arrest that he claims officers unnecessarily escalated from a simple parking violation.

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General Electric to be removed from Dow Jones Industrial Average

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average is losing General Electric Co , the lone original component of the venerable blue-chip index that debuted in 1896.

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White House piles pressure on China after Trump tariff threat

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump‘s resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties.

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North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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White House deputy chief of staff resigning: White House officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the U.S. advance team for President Donald Trump‘s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, is resigning, White House officials said on Tuesday.

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Walgreens to replace GE in Dow Jones Industrial Average

(Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will replace General Electric Co in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from June 26, S&P Dow Jones Indices said https://bit.ly/2K4IoSE on Tuesday.

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U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel," a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

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White House deputy chief of staff to resign: White House officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the U.S. advance team for President Donald Trump‘s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, is resigning, White House officials said on Tuesday.

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Trade fears rattle Wall Street, Dow gives up 2018 gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as a sharp escalation in the trade dispute between the United States and China rattled markets and put the Dow Jones Industrial Average back in negative territory for the year.

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Wall Street falls, Dow gives up 2018 gains on trade war fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as a sharp escalation in the trade dispute between the United States and China rattled the markets, though the three major indexes pared losses from earlier in the session.

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