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White House says 'powerful' sanctions to remain on North Korea

June 4, 2018 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday its policy of tough sanctions on North Korea has not changed, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he no longer wanted to use the phrase "maximum pressure" to describe the campaign to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
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Pentagon watchdog opens probe of White House physician Ronny Jackson

June 4, 2018 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department's inspector general has opened an investigation into misconduct allegations against White House physician Ronny Jackson, the inspector general's office said in a statement on Monday.
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Apple focuses on speed, parental controls in software upgrades

June 4, 2018 - 4:51pm
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday unveiled software upgrades that would let older iPhones run faster, help parents limit their children's screen time and make its Siri voice assistant work more like a rival feature from Amazon.com .
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Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz steps down

June 4, 2018 - 4:46pm
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp, the world's biggest coffee chain, said on Monday Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down, effective June 26.
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With maple syrup tariff, Canada-U.S. trade dispute spills beyond metals

June 4, 2018 - 3:09pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's retaliation against U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs includes proposed duties on maple syrup, a nod to a national symbol and a powerful industry in the French-speaking province of Quebec that could hurt producers in Maine.
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Rescue workers struggle as 'fire' volcano spews hot mud flow

June 4, 2018 - 2:54pm
EL RODEO (Reuters) - Rescue workers struggled in perilous conditions to find bodies under rivers of ash and mud that swept down from Guatemala's Fuego volcano on Monday, as the number of fatalities from an eruption that partially buried buildings rose to 38.
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Apple's new phone software speeds up older devices

June 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday unveiled the latest version of its operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 12, saying it would make older devices such as the iPhone 6 work better.
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U.S. Supreme Court backs Christian baker who rebuffed gay couple

June 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory on narrow grounds to a Colorado baker who refused based on his Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, stopping short of setting a major precedent allowing people to claim religious exemptions from anti-discrimination laws.
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Khamenei says Iran set to boost enrichment capacity if nuclear deal founders

June 4, 2018 - 2:15pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top leader said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart after the U.S. withdrawal, and he vowed never to accept limits on Tehran's ballistic missile program.
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U.S. high court throws out immigrant teen abortion ruling

June 4, 2018 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that let a pregnant illegal immigrant minor held in federal immigration custody obtain an abortion last year at age 17 over the objections of President Donald Trump's administration.
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Free trade puts Republican megadonors on collision course with Trump

June 4, 2018 - 1:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Groups backed by powerful Republican donors Charles and David Koch said on Monday they will champion free trade and oppose tariffs with a multimillion-dollar campaign that puts them on a collision course with President Donald Trump.
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U.S. black lung fund will need taxpayer bailout if coal tax falls: GAO

June 4, 2018 - 12:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal fund to help U.S. coal miners disabled by black lung disease will require a multi-billion dollar taxpayer bailout if Congress doesn't extend or increase the tax on coal production that funds it, according to a government report on Monday.
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Khamenei says curbing Iran's missile program a 'dream that will never come true'

June 4, 2018 - 12:34pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top leader said on Monday it would respond harshly to any attack and that Western demands for limits on its ballistic missile program are a "dream that will never come true".
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Injury wrecks Williams' audacious French title bid

June 4, 2018 - 12:06pm
PARIS (Reuters) - American Serena Williams' audacious attempt to win the French Open for a fourth time ended in crushing anti-climax on Monday as injury, rather than an old foe, forced the 36-year-old to admit defeat at Roland Garros.
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Guatemala 'fire' volcano spews new hot mud flow: government

June 4, 2018 - 11:46am
EL RODEO (Reuters) - A hot flow of mud, ash and gas swept down from Guatemala's Fuego volcano on Monday, after a new explosion in the morning interrupted disaster workers pulling bodies from the brown sludge known as a pyroclastic flow that engulfed the village of El Rodeo.
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Supreme Court backs Christian baker who spurned gay couple

June 4, 2018 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory on narrow grounds to a Colorado Christian baker who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, stopping short of setting a major precedent allowing people to claim exemptions from anti-discrimination laws based on religious beliefs.
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Defense says Myanmar police withheld evidence from Reuters reporters' phones

June 4, 2018 - 11:21am
YANGON (Reuters) - Data that could support the defense of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents in Myanmar was missing from police phone evidence submitted to a court by prosecutors, their lawyers said on Monday.
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Trump says has power to pardon himself; critics disagree

June 4, 2018 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he had committed no wrongdoing but has the "absolute" power to pardon himself, echoing an sweeping argument put forth by his lawyers amid the U.S. special counsel's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Supreme Court hands narrow win to baker over gay couple dispute

June 4, 2018 - 10:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
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Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests

June 4, 2018 - 10:25am
AMMAN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor.
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