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  • U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.

  • COLUMN-Check Barr’s record, not his testimony

    Jan 17 (Reuters) - This week, the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for William Barr, Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general. At these hearings, Barr has mostly said the right things, coming off as a competent public servant who will protect the independence of the Justice Department from presidential pressure. But Barr’s words can only be of limited reassurance given his previous attacks on the Mueller investigation and many other potential concerns about his record.

  • Judge acquits Chicago policemen in conspiracy trial

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday found three Chicago policemen not guilty of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014 in an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

  • 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.

  • Junk food ads disproportionately target black and Hispanic kids: report

    (Reuters Health) - Television advertising in the U.S. for candy, fast food, sugary drinks and other unhealthy treats continues to target mostly black and Hispanic youth, according to a new report that suggests this contributes to health disparities.

  • Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago.

  • U.N. members owe $2 bln in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.

  • NBA chief Silver says takes threats to Kanter seriously

    LONDON (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Turkish player Enes Kanter's decision to skip New York Knicks' game against Washington Wizards in London on Thursday because of fears over his safety.

  • 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.

  • Basketball-NBA chief Silver says takes threats to Kanter seriously

    LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Turkish player Enes Kanter's decision to skip New York Knicks' game against Washington Wizards in London on Thursday because of fears over his safety.

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