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Ex-Hong Kong official found guilty of U.S. corruption charges

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:05
A former Hong Kong government official was found guilty on Wednesday of U.S. charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese energy company, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors.
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Driver who killed woman at Virginia rally may have felt threatened: witness

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:51
Lawyers for the white nationalist on trial for murder after plowing his car into a crowd protesting a right-wing rally in Virginia began their case on Wednesday with testimony to back up his defense that he felt endangered by the counterprotesters.
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Master of bygone civility, Bush is hailed at funeral as U.S. 'soldier-statesman'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:35
Former President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral on Wednesday as a warrior-statesman of uncommon personal kindness who went from being a hero of American conflicts to representing a bygone era of civility in politics.
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New Yorkers overwhelmingly support Amazon campus in Queens: poll

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:08
New Yorkers by a wide margin approve of plans for Amazon.com Inc to build a massive new campus in the city, although they are divided over terms of a multibillion-dollar incentive package used to lure the largest U.S. online retailer, according to poll results released on Wednesday.
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Bush hailed at funeral as U.S. 'soldier-statesman,' master of civility

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:13
The late President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral on Wednesday as a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and architect of a U.S. victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American politics.
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American 'soldier-statesman,' Bush is honored at state funeral

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:43
The late President George H.W. Bush was remembered at his state funeral on Wednesday as a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and commander in chief of a U.S. victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American politics.
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Day of mourning in Kosovo for Bush, seen as hero for 1992 letter

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 08:13
Flags flew at half staff across Kosovo on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who is seen as a figure of national importance in their country for having written a letter threatening Serbia if it attacked.
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Guardian of New Hampshire primary faces first challenge in decades

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:14
Bill Gardner, the New Hampshire official who has zealously guarded his state's position kicking off U.S. presidential races for four decades, could end his long run in office on Wednesday if lawmakers pick a new secretary of state.
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'Badass' national security women offer Democrats a Trump antidote

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:13
Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger had a potent defense against attacks by President Donald Trump and other Republicans casting her party as weak on national security: her career as a covert CIA counter-terrorism officer.
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Bush funeral to hark back to 'kinder, gentler' era in U.S. politics

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:09
Former President George H.W. Bush's long, full life will be celebrated on Wednesday at a funeral expected to be a remembrance of times past when American politics were less contentious.
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Republican declares win in Georgia elections chief race, Democrat refuses to concede

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 01:41
Republican Brad Raffensperger appeared poised to become Georgia's new elections chief but his Democratic opponent John Barrow declined to concede the race early on Wednesday, saying that every vote has not yet been counted.
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Republican declares win in Georgia elections chief race

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:59
Republican Brad Raffensperger appeared poised to defeat Democrat John Barrow on Tuesday to become Georgia's new elections chief, holding the office for his party after critics accused Georgia Republicans this fall of suppressing minority voting rights.
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Video shows migrant kids dropped over Arizona border fence

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:44
A video showing young children being dropped by a suspected smuggler from an 18-foot (5.5-meter) border fence in Arizona into the arms of their family was released by U.S. Border Patrol on Monday.
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Texas executes member of 'Texas 7' for policeman's murder

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 20:23
Texas on Tuesday executed a member of the "Texas 7," a group of inmates who killed a police officer at a sporting goods store on Christmas Eve in 2000 after they escaped a maximum security prison days earlier.
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects petitions to stay execution of 'Texas 7' member: court documents

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:12
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a series of petitions to stay the execution of a man who was convicted of killing a police officer on Christmas Eve of 2000 along six other inmates after they escaped prison, court documents showed.
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Medtronic to pay $51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:55
Medtronic Plc said on Tuesday it would pay $50.9 million to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into how companies it later acquired marketed medical devices, including one meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain.
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Firearms cause sharp drop in life expectancy for black Americans: study

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:53
Guns caused the life expectancy of black Americans to drop by more than four years from 2000 to 2016, twice as much as the decline in life expectancy of white Americans during the same period, according to an academic study published on Tuesday.
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Medtronic units to pay $31 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:44
Two companies now owned by Medtronic Plc will pay $30.9 million to resolve claims they marketed a medical device meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain for unapproved purposes and paid kickbacks to hospitals to get them to use a second product.
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Ordinary Americans, dignitaries mourn Bush at U.S. Capitol

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:38
Ordinary Americans, generals and former Cabinet members paid respects at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 after a life of service as a World War Two hero, head of the CIA and wartime president.
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U.S. charges four in 'Panama Papers' tax evasion scheme

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:36
Three employees and a client affiliated with a law firm connected to the massive leak of offshore financial data known as the "Panama Papers" were charged in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, accused of a decades-long scheme to defraud the United States.
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