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Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas. Read More

 

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Air strikes hammer Syria's Ghouta for fifth day, U.N. mulling ceasefire resolution

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country�to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. More »

 

U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory." More »

 

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump's agenda. More »

 

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. More »

 

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public

(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. More »

 

Groups refile lawsuits to block net neutrality reversal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Web browser developer Mozilla Corp and video-sharing website Vimeo Inc said on Thursday they had refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark net neutrality rules from taking effect. More »

 

Yugoslav army veteran lobs grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

PODGORICA (Reuters) - A Yugoslav army veteran who manned anti-aircraft defenses during the NATO bombing in 1999 tossed a hand grenade into the U.S. embassy compound in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, around midnight and then blew himself up, police said on Thursday. More »

 

Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protections

BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to terminate the protections that allowed them to remain in the country was racially motivated. More »

 

Toys are not us: Target investors

(Reuters) - Target Corp should hold off on plans to cash in on a perceived advantage in toys after the collapse of Toys "R" Us, several of the company's investors told Reuters, worried it could eat up capital desperately needed in an Amazon-dominated retail world. More »

 

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