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Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

January 22, 2018 - 3:39pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

January 22, 2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.
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Facebook should pay 'trusted' news publishers carriage fee: Murdoch

January 22, 2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts by the social media company to fight misinformation on its platform.
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U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdown

January 22, 2018 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.
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Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

January 22, 2018 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.
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U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

January 22, 2018 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
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Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

January 22, 2018 - 1:52pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of its former team physician sexually abusing female gymnasts, the organization said.
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Senate moves to end government shutdown

January 22, 2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.
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Sudanese authorities release Reuters, AFP journalists

January 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities on Monday released a Reuters journalist and an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter who were detained w1hile covering protests in Khartoum on Wednesday last week.
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Five workers missing in explosion at Oklahoma drilling site: sheriff's office

January 22, 2018 - 12:53pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing in a gas explosion on Monday at an Oklahoma drilling site controlled by Red Mountain Operating Co, local officials said.
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FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device

January 22, 2018 - 12:47pm
(Reuters) - An electronic product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded on Monday.
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Higher oil prices give Halliburton better-than-expected fourth quarter

January 22, 2018 - 12:46pm
(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit after charges and gave an upbeat outlook for 2018, as higher oil prices continue to push U.S. production near record levels.
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Senators reach deal to reopen government

January 22, 2018 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.
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U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift

January 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.
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U.S. FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device

January 22, 2018 - 12:01pm
(Reuters) - An electronic product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded on Monday.
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Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

January 22, 2018 - 11:55am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Biotech M&A takes off as Sanofi and Celgene spend $20 billion

January 22, 2018 - 10:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Biotech deal activity exploded on Monday with French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S.-based Celgene spending a combined total of more than $20 billion to add new products for hemophilia and cancer to their medicine cabinets.
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Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments that 'wounded many'

January 22, 2018 - 10:12am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had "wounded many" in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny.
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Catalan crisis rekindled as parliament proposes Puigdemont as leader

January 22, 2018 - 10:00am
MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament on Monday proposed Carles Puigdemont as its candidate for regional leader, dealing a blow to central government efforts to derail an independence movement that has plunged Spain into crisis.
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Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

January 22, 2018 - 9:12am
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region in an air and ground offensive that President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had agreed to.
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