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U.S. Justice Dept targets discrimination against houses of worship

June 13, 2018 - 5:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it was planning to ramp up efforts to bring more civil rights lawsuits against municipalities that try to discriminate against houses of worship.
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Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

June 13, 2018 - 5:04pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.
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Elon Musk buys 72,500 of Tesla shares

June 13, 2018 - 4:25pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk bought 72,500 shares of the company's common stock, a regulatory filing http://bit.ly/2t4K2sY showed on Wednesday.
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Comcast offers to buy Fox media assets for $65 billion in cash

June 13, 2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp offered $65 billion on Wednesday for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc media assets, emboldened by AT&T Inc prevailing over the Trump administration's attempt to block a merger with Time Warner Inc .
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Fed lifts rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

June 13, 2018 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.
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Exclusive: Half of Americans back Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

June 13, 2018 - 3:06pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.
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U.S. Justice Department to focus on discrimination against houses of worship

June 13, 2018 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said it is planning to ramp up efforts to bring more civil rights lawsuits against municipalities that try to discriminate against houses of worship.
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Trump says summit removed North Korean nuclear threat; Democrats doubtful

June 13, 2018 - 2:42pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat and his top diplomat offered a hopeful timeline for a "major disarmament," despite skepticism at home that Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear weapons following this week's summit.
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Fed raises rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

June 13, 2018 - 2:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.
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Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties

June 13, 2018 - 2:18pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Mexico and Canada gleefully cheered winning the right to host the 2026 World Cup jointly with the United States on Wednesday, emphasizing unity at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has frayed relations with the two neighbors during his 18 months in office.
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Exclusive: Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.
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Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

June 13, 2018 - 1:28pm
TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.
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VW fined one billion euros by German prosecutors over emissions cheating

June 13, 2018 - 1:03pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen was fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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Trump, Iran spar over oil prices ahead of OPEC meeting

June 13, 2018 - 12:18pm
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over oil prices on Wednesday, with Trump blaming OPEC for high oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran.
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Global stocks capped by trade war concerns, central banks

June 13, 2018 - 12:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks across the globe wavered on Wednesday on fears of trade tensions and questions about U.S. interest rates, while lower-than-expected inventory data sent oil prices into the black after morning losses.
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World Cup 2026 goes to U.S., Mexico, Canada despite frayed ties

June 13, 2018 - 11:19am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA's Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support the joint bid over Morocco, despite reluctance in some countries to choose North America while President Donald Trump was in office and souring U.S. relations with its neighbors.
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White House seeks to block Congress from killing ZTE deal: report

June 13, 2018 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will try to derail an effort in the U.S. Congress to block the Trump administration's deal to allow ZTE Corp, China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker, to resume doing business with American suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
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Trump, Iran trade sharp words over oil prices ahead of OPEC meeting

June 13, 2018 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over oil prices on Wednesday, with Tehran accusing the U.S. president of contributing to volatile prices after he withdraw from a global nuclear arms deal last month.
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U.S., Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

June 13, 2018 - 10:18am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA's Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to back the tri-nation joint bid to host the tournament, with Morocco missing out for the fifth time.
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White House seeks to block Senate bid to kill ZTE deal: WSJ

June 13, 2018 - 10:15am
(Reuters) - The White House will aim to block legislative language before Congress that would block a Trump administration agreement allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker, ZTE Corp, to resume business with U.S. suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
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