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U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

February 20, 2019 - 6:16pm
The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.
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Actor Jussie Smollett classified as suspect in criminal investigation

February 20, 2019 - 6:14pm
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is being classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by Chicago police for filing a false report stating he was attacked in a hate crime, a police spokesman said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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UK attorney general plans for unilateral exit mechanism to Irish backstop: Telegraph

February 20, 2019 - 6:09pm
UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is considering plans for a unilateral exit mechanism to the Irish backstop with a notice period of 12 months, the Telegraph newspaper reported http://bit.ly/2E0XHql late on Wednesday.
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U.S. House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border

February 20, 2019 - 5:24pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.
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North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past

February 20, 2019 - 5:20pm
The son of the Republican candidate in a disputed congressional race in North Carolina said on Wednesday he warned his father to be suspicious of a political operative now accused of running an illegal ballot operation to sway the November 2018 election.
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House Democrats to introduce resolution to stop Trump's emergency declaration

February 20, 2019 - 5:13pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.
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Global stocks rise on U.S.-China trade hopes; oil up again

February 20, 2019 - 5:09pm
An index of stocks across the globe hit a more than four-month high on Wednesday on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.
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Trump-California rift widens as auto emissions talks fail

February 20, 2019 - 4:57pm
U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.
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Wall Street ends up slightly as Fed minutes support cautious stance

February 20, 2019 - 4:44pm
U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting reaffirmed for investors that the U.S. central bank would be "patient" with respect to further interest rate hikes.
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'Time of the essence,' says May on latest Brussels shuttle

February 20, 2019 - 4:37pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May held "constructive" talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy under strain after the defection of three lawmakers.
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Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court

February 20, 2019 - 4:27pm
In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.
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Fed flags end to balance sheet runoff, patience on rates

February 20, 2019 - 4:19pm
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled they will soon lay out a plan to stop letting go of $4 trillion in bonds and other assets, but policymakers are still debating how long their newly adopted "patient" stance on U.S. rates policy will last.
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Wall St. ends higher after Fed minutes

February 20, 2019 - 4:10pm
U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday as the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January meeting showed policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes posed little risk.
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'Time of the essence' say May on latest Brussels shuttle

February 20, 2019 - 4:06pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May held "constructive" talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy under strain after the defection of three lawmakers.
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In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late

February 20, 2019 - 4:04pm
In the study of his home outside Washington, former priest Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to walk away from the priesthood and become an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by clergymen.
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Trump team to scrap talks with California on auto emissions: official

February 20, 2019 - 3:57pm
U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.
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Asia push, Wall Street support lift stocks; oil rises

February 20, 2019 - 3:47pm
World stocks rose on Wednesday, hitting a four-month high on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.
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CVS profit miss, rebate questions send shares tumbling 8 percent

February 20, 2019 - 3:24pm
CVS Health Corp on Wednesday forecast 2019 profit well below Wall Street estimates due to weakness in its pharmacy business that serves long-term care facilities and slower than anticipated growth in drug prices, sending shares down 8 percent.
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Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

February 20, 2019 - 3:12pm
A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal offices in Washington.
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UK's May holds 'constructive' Brexit talks with wary EU

February 20, 2019 - 3:11pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she held "constructive" talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy further battered by the defection of three lawmakers.
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