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Peru declares emergency at border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

August 28, 2018 - 7:15pm
Peru on Tuesday declared a health emergency at its northern border as thousands of Venezuelans, fleeing economic crisis and hunger at home, continued to stream into the country despite tightening entry requirements.
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California scraps cash bail in move touted as economic fairness

August 28, 2018 - 7:12pm
California will become the first U.S. state to eliminate the cash bail system for people awaiting criminal trial, under a reform bill signed on Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown that will take effect in October 2019.
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Exclusive: Mexico-U.S. deal includes Mexican auto export cap - sources

August 28, 2018 - 7:10pm
A proposed U.S.-Mexico trade deal would allow President Donald Trump to impose punitive tariffs of up to 25 percent on imports of Mexican-made cars, sport utility vehicles and auto parts above certain volumes, auto executives and sources said on Tuesday.
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White House probes Google after Trump accuses it of bias

August 28, 2018 - 6:59pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.
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Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

August 28, 2018 - 6:50pm
The official death toll on Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean island in almost a century, was raised on Tuesday from just 64 to nearly 3,000, based on a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory.
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Papa John's founder accuses CEO's team of misconduct: letter

August 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
Papa John's International Inc founder John Schnatter, who is trying to regain control of the pizza chain after resigning as chairman in July, accused Chief Executive Officer Steve Ritchie's "inner circle" of sexual misconduct, an allegation the company denied on Tuesday.
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White House backs Puerto Rico's effort to account for Hurricane Maria dead

August 28, 2018 - 6:15pm
The White House said on Tuesday it supports Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello's efforts to fully account for the people killed in Hurricane Maria last year after the official toll from the disaster was raised from just 64 to 2,975.
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Haley says U.S. Rohingya report 'consistent' with U.N. findings

August 28, 2018 - 5:56pm
Findings of a U.S. State Department investigation into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis are "consistent" with those of a report by U.N. investigators released this week that called for Myanmar's commander-in-chief and other generals be tried for genocide, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

August 28, 2018 - 5:50pm
It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.
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Texas jury finds ex-police officer guilty of murdering black teen

August 28, 2018 - 5:48pm
A Texas jury on Tuesday found a white former policeman guilty of murder for fatally shooting a black teenager in a car moving away from him in a 2017 case in a Dallas suburb that fueled a national debate over possible racial bias in U.S. policing.
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Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says

August 28, 2018 - 5:47pm
The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state's attorney general Josh Shapiro said on Tuesday.
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U.S. Congress skeptical of Trump's Mexico trade deal

August 28, 2018 - 5:25pm
President Donald Trump's trade deal with Mexico could struggle to win approval from Congress unless Canada comes on board, lawmakers from both parties said on Tuesday, saying support from Democrats would be needed to pass a purely bilateral deal.
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Canadian NAFTA negotiator says 'encouraged' by U.S.-Mexico progress

August 28, 2018 - 5:21pm
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday she was "encouraged" by progress made by the United States and Mexico towards a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Study estimates Puerto Rico deaths from Hurricane Maria at nearly 3,000

August 28, 2018 - 5:17pm
Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, is estimated to account for nearly 3,000 deaths, far more than the official toll of 64, according to a study commissioned by the island's government and released on Tuesday.
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Puerto Rico death toll official estimate from Hurricane Maria rises to 2,975

August 28, 2018 - 5:16pm
The official estimate of Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean U.S. island territory in nearly 90 years, has been raised to 2,975, up from 64, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday.
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U.S. energy companies fume over rejected steel tariff exemptions

August 28, 2018 - 5:09pm
The U.S. Commerce Department recently granted a tariff exemption to oil major Chevron for its imports of 4.5-inch Japanese steel tubes for oil exploration.
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Wall Street ekes out gains as Canada takes trade spotlight

August 28, 2018 - 4:56pm
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq edged up to record closing highs for the third consecutive session as investors struggled over whether to take profits following a rally on positive developments in trade disputes which have vexed the markets.
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Mexico auto group AMIA says will work to include Canada in NAFTA

August 28, 2018 - 4:35pm
Mexico's auto association AMIA said on Tuesday it would keep participating in the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to integrate Canada and try to maintain regional integration and competitiveness in the sector.
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Haley says U.S. Rohingya report 'consistent' with U.N. findings

August 28, 2018 - 4:24pm
The findings of a U.S. State Department investigation into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis are "consistent" with those of a damning report by U.N. investigators released this week that called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq eke out gains for third straight record high

August 28, 2018 - 4:12pm
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq edged up to record closing highs for the third consecutive session as investors struggled over whether to take profits following a rally on positive developments in trade disputes which have vexed the markets for much of the year.
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