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U.S. Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

September 17, 2019 - 5:40pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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Israel's Lieberman calls for unity government

September 17, 2019 - 5:20pm
Israel's former defense chief Avigdor Lieberman, a possible kingmaker in the parliamentary election held on Tuesday, called for a national unity government after exit polls showed no clear winner at the ballot.
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Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

September 17, 2019 - 4:57pm
The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted on Tuesday they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet's Google for using their market power unfairly.
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Wall Street rises as oil fears recede, market awaits Fed

September 17, 2019 - 4:54pm
Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday as the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery faded and investors awaited a widely expected Fed interest rate cut on Wednesday.
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Oil falls as supply worries fade; stocks edge higher

September 17, 2019 - 4:51pm
Oil prices dropped sharply on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia's energy minister said the kingdom has fully restored its oil supply following an attack over the weekend that shut 5% of global oil output.
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Pittsburgh pitcher Vázquez arrested on charges of soliciting teen for sex

September 17, 2019 - 4:49pm
Felipe Vázquez, a star relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Tuesday on charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex and sending her an obscene video, authorities said.
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Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources

September 17, 2019 - 4:36pm
The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.
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Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

September 17, 2019 - 4:32pm
The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.
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Cut and run: How U.S. stocks react in Fed easing cycles

September 17, 2019 - 4:26pm
Not all U.S. rate-cutting cycles are created equal, at least when it comes to how the stock market reacts.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, battles Democrats at fierce impeachment hearing

September 17, 2019 - 4:15pm
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday vigorously defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats but repeatedly dodged their questions during a contentious hearing before a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump.
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UK urges collective response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

September 17, 2019 - 4:14pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday that there should be a collective response to attacks on the country's oil facilities.
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U.S. wants to seize all money Edward Snowden makes from new book

September 17, 2019 - 3:53pm
The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
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Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

September 17, 2019 - 3:52pm
The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.
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Saudi energy minister says no urgent OPEC meeting: Al Arabiya TV

September 17, 2019 - 3:42pm
There will be no urgent OPEC meeting, the‮ ‬Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said, Al Arabiya television reported on Tuesday after the weekend attacks on its facilities.
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Saudi Arabia to restore oil output fully by end of September: energy minister

September 17, 2019 - 3:37pm
Saudi Arabia will restore its lost oil output of 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of September and has managed to recover oil supplies to the levels they were at prior to weekend attacks on its facilities by drawing from oil inventories.
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Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

September 17, 2019 - 3:37pm
Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.
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Pence upbeat that Congress will pass USMCA trade deal this year

September 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement this year, providing important momentum for the U.S. economy.
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Yemen Houthi drones, missiles defy years of Saudi air strikes

September 17, 2019 - 3:25pm
At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newly-developed drones and missiles.
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Israeli election too close to call: exit polls

September 17, 2019 - 3:21pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to continue for days or weeks after Israeli exit polls at the end of Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call.
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Israeli election too close to call: exit polls

September 17, 2019 - 3:17pm
Israel's election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.
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