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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. Read More

 

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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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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