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Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map

February 9, 2018 - 6:03am
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania lawmakers face a court-ordered deadline on Friday to submit a new congressional map, after the existing one was struck down for being illegally drawn to benefit Republicans, a ruling that could reshape the 2018 electoral battle for Congress.
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Savaged global stocks head for worst week since 2011

February 9, 2018 - 5:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - A 4 percent drop in Chinese shares dealt reeling world stock markets a fresh blow on Friday, as nerves about rising borrowing costs and soaring volatility put them on course for their worst week since the height of euro zone crisis.
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North Korea, U.S. set for icy encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives

February 9, 2018 - 3:20am
INCHEON/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first face-to-face encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North.
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Reuters report on Myanmar massacre brings calls for independent probe

February 9, 2018 - 2:49am
(Reuters) - A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted demands from the U.S. State Department for a credible investigation into the bloodshed there and calls for the release of two journalists who were arrested while working on the report.
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Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

February 9, 2018 - 2:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.
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Rescue efforts wind down at quake-hit Taiwan city, seven still missing

February 9, 2018 - 1:44am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescue operations after a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked Taiwan's tourist area of Hualien this week started to wind down on Friday, with the death toll at 10 and seven people still missing.
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Bill to end U.S. government shutdown clears key hurdle in Senate

February 9, 2018 - 1:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to move forward on legislation to end a government shutdown, after a single Republican lawmaker delayed the funding bill for hours to protest an expected increase in the U.S. deficit.
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Asia hit by Wall St's tumble, China stock indexes lose 6 percent

February 9, 2018 - 1:15am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sank on Friday, with Chinese equities on track for their worst day in two years, as fears of higher U.S. interest rates shredded global investor confidence.
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U.S. federal shutdown at hand after fiscal hawk's dissent

February 9, 2018 - 12:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government staggered into another shutdown on Thursday night after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal.
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North Korea, U.S. set for uncomfortable encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives

February 9, 2018 - 12:21am
INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are set for their first face-to-face encounter on Friday when they attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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U.S. federal shutdown nears on fiscal hawk Paul's dissent

February 8, 2018 - 11:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government staggered toward another shutdown on Thursday night after Senator Rand Paul, an outspoken fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed Senate action on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal.
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Asia hit by fresh Wall St. falls, China stocks reach multi-month lows

February 8, 2018 - 10:47pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Friday, with Chinese shares slipping to multi-month lows after Wall Street shares dropped again in the face of rapidly-rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc were in demand.
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North Korea, U.S. set for uncomfortable encounter at Olympics

February 8, 2018 - 10:44pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are set for their first face-to-face encounter on Friday when they attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Fiscal hawk Paul slows budget deal, shutdown looms

February 8, 2018 - 10:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul, an outspoken fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action for more than seven hours on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert a government shutdown, objecting to deficit spending in the measure.
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Asia stocks pummeled by new Wall St. slide, safe havens in demand

February 8, 2018 - 9:36pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks tumbled to two-month lows on Friday after Wall Street shares suffered yet another big slide in the face of rapidly-rising bond yields, with perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc in demand amid the turmoil.
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Fiscal hawk Paul delays Senate vote on budget deal

February 8, 2018 - 7:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul, a fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert another government shutdown, objecting to $300 billion in new deficit spending included in the measure.
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Asia stocks pummeled by fresh Wall Street slide, safe havens in demand

February 8, 2018 - 7:32pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks tumbled on Friday after Wall Street shares suffered yet another big slide amid worries over rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc drew demand amid the turmoil.
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Congress opens second investigation into USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

February 8, 2018 - 7:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began a second congressional investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Gymnastics (USAG) and other gymnastic organizations over a sexual abuse scandal that led to the conviction of the sport's former top medical doctor.
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Wall Street plummets; S&P, Dow confirm correction

February 8, 2018 - 6:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks plunged around 4 percent on Thursday in another dramatic session, confirming a correction that has thrown the market's nearly nine-year bull run off course.
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Wall Street plummets again as S&P, Dow confirm correction

February 8, 2018 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday in another dramatic trading session, confirming a correction for the market that has thrown its nearly nine-year bull run off course.
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