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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open: State Department

1 hour 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.
Categories: National News

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

1 hour 11 min ago
(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show "The Partridge Family," died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.
Categories: National News

White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

1 hour 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
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Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

2 hours 30 min ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.
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American, United settle World Trade Center developer's 9/11 claims

3 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.
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Man charged with terrorism, murder in New York truck attack

4 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
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Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

4 hours 14 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors announced.
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House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

4 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.
Categories: National News

U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

4 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

5 hours 19 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.
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Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

5 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.
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Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

6 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.
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Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Representative Conyers

6 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.
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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

6 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.
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Citi hit with $6.5 million in U.S. fines over student loans

6 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for allegedly harming borrowers with student loan servicing failures.
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U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

7 hours 8 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.
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U.S. jury clears ex-Swiss banker of aiding tax dodgers

7 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.
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U.S. Rep. Conyers denies harassment allegation

8 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.
Categories: National News

Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

8 hours 54 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.
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SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

9 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement.
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