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Channeling national pride, Mexican front-runner to campaign by U.S. border

April 1, 2018 - 2:23am
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential front-runner launches his campaign close to the U.S. border on Sunday amid tension over U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to put up a wall between the countries.
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Senator Warren, in Beijing, says U.S. is waking up to Chinese abuses

April 1, 2018 - 2:06am
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. policy toward China has been misdirected for decades and policymakers are now recalibrating ties, Senator Elizabeth Warren told reporters during a visit to Beijing amid heightened trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.
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U.S. government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with Microsoft

March 31, 2018 - 9:47pm
The U.S. government's Supreme Court battle with Microsoft Corp over whether technology companies can be forced to hand over data stored overseas could be nearing its end, after federal prosecutors asked that the case be dismissed.
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Venezuela arrests five police officials over deadly jail disaster

March 31, 2018 - 6:28pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela arrested five state police officials for their alleged role in a riot and fire that killed 68 people in an overcrowded police station cell, the country's public prosecutor said on Saturday.
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With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

March 31, 2018 - 6:22pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.
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Britain and Russia lock horns as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

March 31, 2018 - 5:43pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has told Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
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Pope baptizes Italy 'migrant hero' at Easter Eve service

March 31, 2018 - 5:38pm
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver.
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Syrian army command says it has regained most of eastern Ghouta

March 31, 2018 - 5:23pm
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma.
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Autopsy prompts more protests over killing of black man in California

March 31, 2018 - 4:59pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, in the latest of nearly two weeks of mostly peaceful rallies since the unarmed black man was gunned down in his grandmother's yard.
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Israeli troops wound dozens on Gaza border as Palestinians bury dead from earlier violence

March 31, 2018 - 3:12pm
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, health officials said, after one of the deadliest days of unrest in the area in years.
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Russian tycoon Magomedov arrested on embezzlement charges

March 31, 2018 - 1:28pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years.
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Baylor University paid ex-football coach $15 million after sex scandal

March 31, 2018 - 1:21pm
(Reuters) - Baylor University in Texas paid more than $15.1 million to its former head football coach Art Briles after firing him in 2016 for failing to address students' complaints of rape and sexual assault by football players, new tax filings show.
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Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates

March 31, 2018 - 1:12pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon.com Inc on Saturday, accusing the world's biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough tax.
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Fox's Ingraham taking vacation as advertisers flee amid controversy

March 31, 2018 - 12:52pm
(Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.
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Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to remain united as India drifts toward China

March 31, 2018 - 11:57am
DHARAMSALA, INDIA (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama called on his people to remain united as the Tibetan community gathered on Saturday in a small hill town to mark 60 years of political asylum in India - although just one federal minister appeared at the event.
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Friends, family, public flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

March 31, 2018 - 11:18am
CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos".
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Winning ticket for $521 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

March 31, 2018 - 11:08am
(Reuters) - The sole winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery was sold in New Jersey, the state's lottery organization said on Saturday, but the identity of the winner of the $521 million jackpot was not immediately known.
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Autopsy of California black man shot by police fuels more protests

March 31, 2018 - 9:57am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 demonstrators squared off with police in riot gear overnight in California's capital and more protests were planned for Saturday after an autopsy on Stephon Clark contradicted the police account of the shooting of the unarmed black man by officers.
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Syrian mother hopes to reunite family shattered by war

March 31, 2018 - 9:34am
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Amira Gharmoush's family has been a victim of both sides of the war for the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The 67-year-old Syrian mother of nine is now hoping to piece back together what's left of it.
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UK-Russia standoff deepens as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

March 31, 2018 - 7:10am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has told Britain it must cut "just over 50" more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
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