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Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles. Read More

 

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Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators. More »

 

Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc , the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations. More »

 

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. More »

 

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc . More »

 

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges. More »

 

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday. More »

 

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. More »

 

Thomson Reuters says CEO Jim Smith to make full recovery after arrhythmia incident

TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith is in stable condition after an arrhythmia incident on Feb. 12 and is expected to be released from hospital within the next two weeks. More »

 

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury. More »

 

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