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China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

Published 11/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: A pro-China supporter adjusts a China national flag during a rally calling for peaceful reunification, days before the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsai [more…]

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

Published 09/12/2017

(Reuters) - The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed [more…]

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

Published 08/12/2017

People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice [more…]

Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated- wages seen rising

Strong November U.S. job gains anticipated- wages seen rising

Published 08/12/2017

Brochures are displayed for job seekers at the Construction Careers Now! hiring event in Denver, Colorado U.S. August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Rick WilkingWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. [more…]

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Published 08/12/2017

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) departs the U.S. Capitol with his wife Franni after announcing his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill [more…]

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Trent Franks (R-VA) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump’s corporate rate remark

Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump’s corporate rate remark

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President [more…]

Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study

Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study

Published 08/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of households would no longer benefit from federal tax deductions for charity donations, mortgage interest payments and property tax under Republican [more…]

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Published 08/12/2017

(This version of the Dec 6 story corrects paragraph 3 and adds new paragraph 4 to clarify the nature of U.S. sanctions) By Patricia Zengerle [more…]