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Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Reuters News - 22 hours 59 min ago
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.
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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 11:07pm
Dozens have been killed by a blaze which spread through an ancient district of the capital.
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Asia shares up on Fed outlook, Aussie dollar seesaws after jobs data

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 10:42pm
Asian shares pulled ahead to fresh 4-1/2-month highs on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve affirmed it would be "patient" on further interest rate rises and as Sino-U.S. trade talks hinted of progress towards a deal in their tariff war.
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Nuns in India protest alleged rape of a nun by bishop

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 10:20pm
The nun was allegedly raped 13 times but many of the nuns' complaints have been met with silence.
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Exclusive: U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war - sources

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
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Factbox: U.S., China drafting memorandums for possible trade deal

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials are working this week to hash out language on six broad agreements that aim to resolve the most contentious issues in their seven-month trade war.
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 8:51pm
Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest.
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Asia shares steady after Fed minutes, Aussie rallies

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 8:34pm
Asian shares held near 4-1/2-month highs on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve minutes affirmed it would be "patient" on interest rate rises and risk assets got a lift from hopes of further progress in U.S.-China trade talks.
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Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache backs Guaido

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 7:58pm
Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, said in a video on social media that he recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.
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Actor Jussie Smollett named suspect in criminal investigation

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 7:57pm
Actor Jussie Smollett was named as a suspect in a criminal investigation into whether he lied about being attacked by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday.
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Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 7:35pm
The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.
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India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed abuse victims’

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 7:20pm
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai, did not tell police of a child abuse allegation.
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Bolton says Venezuela U.N. military attache backs Guaido

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 7:03pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser said on Wednesday that Venezuela's U.N. military attache has formally recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president, increasing pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Southwest shares drop as mechanics dispute escalates

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 6:52pm
Southwest Airlines Co's shares fell more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the low-cost U.S. carrier said it was investigating whether a conflict with its mechanics union was leading to a spike in flight cancellations.
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House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 6:28pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.
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U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 6:16pm
The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.
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Actor Jussie Smollett classified as suspect in criminal investigation

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 6:14pm
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is being classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by Chicago police for filing a false report stating he was attacked in a hate crime, a police spokesman said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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UK attorney general plans for unilateral exit mechanism to Irish backstop: Telegraph

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 6:09pm
UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is considering plans for a unilateral exit mechanism to the Irish backstop with a notice period of 12 months, the Telegraph newspaper reported http://bit.ly/2E0XHql late on Wednesday.
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U.S. House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 5:24pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.
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North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 5:20pm
The son of the Republican candidate in a disputed congressional race in North Carolina said on Wednesday he warned his father to be suspicious of a political operative now accused of running an illegal ballot operation to sway the November 2018 election.
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