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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

November 22, 2017 - 7:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.
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Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

November 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.
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U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

November 22, 2017 - 7:08pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.
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U.S. judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

November 22, 2017 - 5:57pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.
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Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

November 22, 2017 - 5:43pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.
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JPMorgan's Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president

November 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead.
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U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

November 22, 2017 - 4:47pm
(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.
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Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

November 22, 2017 - 3:44pm
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

November 22, 2017 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
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"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

November 22, 2017 - 2:24pm
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.
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Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes

November 22, 2017 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.
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Peter Thiel sells most of remaining Facebook stake

November 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's first major investor Peter Thiel has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network as part of a previously established trading plan, a regulatory filing showed.
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FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach

November 22, 2017 - 1:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.
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P&G continues to review vote tally as Peltz awaits board seat

November 22, 2017 - 12:16pm
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co is still reviewing a tally of shareholder votes cast at its annual meeting more than a month ago, after a fierce proxy contest narrowly handed activist investor Nelson Peltz a board seat.
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Connecticut attorney general investigating Uber breach: spokeswoman

November 22, 2017 - 12:10pm
(Reuters) - Connecticut is investigating a computer breach at car hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] that the company said it covered up after it was discovered in late 2016, a spokeswoman for state attorney general George Jepsen told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California

November 22, 2017 - 11:04am
(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses.
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P&G reviewing board seat recount; Trian calls it waste of time

November 22, 2017 - 9:59am
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Wednesday it was reviewing a recount of a shareholder vote that showed activist investor Nelson Peltz had narrowly won a seat on the company's board.
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U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

November 22, 2017 - 8:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.
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Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach

November 22, 2017 - 7:34am
TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Struggling ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL] faces a fresh regulatory crackdown after disclosing it paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.
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Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan

November 22, 2017 - 7:13am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tax overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans is prompting a slew of attack ads by Democrats and progressive groups that say the legislation would lavish benefits on corporations and the rich, while harming the middle class.
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