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Top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a constitutional challenge brought by gun rights activists to a California law imposing a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms, intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. Read More

 

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Mueller charges lawyer with false statements in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump's campaign. More »

 

Philippine leader bans news site from covering his events over 'fake news'

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has "lost trust" in local news site Rappler and barred it from covering his official events, his spokesman said on Tuesday, in the latest blow for an outlet known for its tough scrutiny of his government. More »

 

S&P, Dow falter after six days of gains as Walmart weighs

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow slipped after six straight days of gains on Tuesday, hurt by disappointing quarterly results from Walmart and a rise in bond yields. More »

 

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist. More »

 

More bombs fall on Syria's Ghouta after heaviest toll in years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said. More »

 

Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

(Reuters) - Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week. More »

 

Netanyahu confidants named as suspects in new corruption probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a corruption case. More »

 

Exclusive: EU scraps border projects as 'Ukraine fatigue' grows

KIEV (Reuters) - The European Union is shutting down a border checkpoint scheme with Ukraine, deepening doubts about Kiev's ability to deliver reforms in return for billions in European aid. More »

 

Qualcomm gets hedge fund nod with raised offer for NXP

(Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc raised its offer to buy NXP Semiconductors NV to $127.50 per share on Tuesday, and said it has the backing of the shareholder group led by hedge fund Elliott Management that opposed its previous proposal. More »

 

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