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U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children than known: watchdog

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Thursday. Read More

 

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Ex-Trump lawyer: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. More »

 

Trump pulls military plane from Pelosi overseas trip in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader's suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown. More »

 

Netflix adds 8.84 million paid global subscribers in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said it added 8.84 million paid global streaming subscribers in the fourth quarter, while analysts had expected 9.18 million net global streaming additions. More »

 

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections. More »

 

Trump lawyer Giuliani says does not know if campaign colluded with Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who along with the president has repeatedly denied that any collusion occurred between Russia and other people in Trump's 2016 campaign, retreated from those earlier broad statements, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time. More »

 

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.  More »

 

Wall Street, industrials rise on trade hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of an expedient resolution to the trade war between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment. More »

 

UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions. More »

 

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, allowing it to keep its more than 400 stores running. More »

 

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