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Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. Learn More

 

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U.S. shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to draw bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but some shoppers said they were just eyeing goods, reserving their cash for online purchases. More »

 

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office. More »

 

Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership. More »

 

New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

(Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity. More »

 

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there. More »

 

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland. More »

 

U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources. More »

 

Texas state trooper shot dead, suspect arrested after manhunt

(Reuters) - A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day, leading to a manhunt and further gunfire some 125 miles (200 km) away, where the suspect was arrested. More »

 

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.” More »

 

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