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Jul 17, 2019

Wall Street falls as railroads slide after CSX signals trade impact
U.S. stock indexes retreated for the second day on Wednesday as weak results from CSX Corp pressured railroad stocks and highlighted the wide-ranging impact of the protracted trade war between the United States and China.

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Jul 17, 2019

Explainer: What is the EU's antitrust investigation into Amazon about?
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.

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Jul 17, 2019

Trade concerns dent stocks; U.S. Treasury yields fall
A gauge of global stocks declined for a second straight session and U.S. Treasury yields fell as trade concerns again began to bubble and U.S. earnings season picked up steam.

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Jul 17, 2019

Democratic lawmaker tries to force U.S. House vote on Trump impeachment
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was again trying to referee an intra-party struggle among her Democratic colleagues over whether to take steps toward impeaching Republican President Donald Trump.

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Jul 17, 2019

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. housing market stuck in a rut despite lower mortgage rates
U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan
U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

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Jul 17, 2019

Trade concerns dent stocks; U.S. Treasury yields rise
A gauge of global stocks declined for a second straight session and U.S. Treasury yields rose as trade concerns again began to bubble and U.S. earnings season picked up steam.

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Jul 17, 2019

After two escapes, 'El Chapo' may go to 'Supermax' prison to avoid a third
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in Mexico, once by digging a mile-long tunnel from his cell.

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Jul 17, 2019

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans
The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.

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Jul 17, 2019

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan
Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

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Jul 17, 2019

Microsoft, AT&T sign cloud deal worth more than $2 billion
Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc on Wednesday said they reached a deal under which the telecommunications company will tap Microsoft's Azure cloud service for its computing needs and use Microsoft 365, which includes Office productivity software, for much of its 268,000-strong workforce.

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Jul 17, 2019

El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil."

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Jul 17, 2019

Wall St. flat as railroads slide after CSX signals trade impact
U.S. stocks treaded water on Wednesday as trade-related weakness hurt CSX Corp's profit, leading to a decline in railroad stocks and offsetting gains in shares of Abbott and Qualcomm.

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Jul 17, 2019

Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign donations from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

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Jul 17, 2019

At sentencing, Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' says confinement is 'mental torture'
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, on Wednesday said his confinement amounted to "mental torture" before a U.S. judge sentenced him.

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Jul 17, 2019

Wall Street opens flat, investors shrug off bank results
U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday as trade worries and concerns about the balance of monetary policy and growth outweighed solid results from Bank of America and a boost to chipmakers from Dutch company ASML.

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Jul 17, 2019

Bank of America trims net interest income guidance
Bank of America Corp lowered its annual net interest income guidance on Wednesday to reflect a weakened interest rate environment as the second-largest U.S. lender reported higher-than expected earnings fueled by strong consumer trends.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. housing starts fall further; permits at two-year low
U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates.

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Jul 17, 2019

Amazon says it will cooperate with EU antitrust regulator probe
U.S. online retailer Amazon said on Wednesday that it would cooperate fully with EU antitrust regulators investigating its use of merchants' data.

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Jul 17, 2019

Amazon under EU antitrust fire over use of merchant data
Amazon became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union on Wednesday over its use of merchants' data, underlining the increasing regulatory scrutiny about how tech companies exploit customers' information.

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Jul 17, 2019

EU antitrust regulators to investigate Amazon over merchant data
EU antitrust regulators will investigate Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, to see if its use of other merchants' data breaches EU antitrust rules, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

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Jul 17, 2019

Japan to reject South Korea's request for meeting on export curbs: Kyodo
Japan will reject South Korea's request to hold another working-level meeting on Tokyo's recent tightening of export controls, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.

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Jul 17, 2019

UK PM May to discuss Grace 1 oil tanker with Gibraltar chief minister
British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a spokesman for May said.

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Jul 17, 2019

Bank of America profit beats as healthy economy fuels loan growth
Bank of America Corp beat estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the United States' second-largest lender's loan book benefited from a healthy domestic economy.

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Jul 17, 2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra
Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

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Jul 17, 2019

Trade war, Brexit stoke debt and dollar, hit stocks and sterling
Resurgent trade tensions, concern over the outlook for corporate America and the growing risk of a chaotic Brexit in the United Kingdom curtailed appetite for equities on Wednesday and stoked demand for "safe" government bonds.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran
U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf.

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Jul 17, 2019

Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing
An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. judge expected to put Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' behind bars for life
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday in what is likely one of the last chapters in a decades-long career.

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Jul 17, 2019

Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, is expected to be sentenced to life in a U.S. prison on Wednesday.

Reuters Top News
Jul 17, 2019

After two escapes, 'El Chapo' may go to Supermax prison to avoid a third
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, has escaped twice from maximum security prisons in Mexico, once by digging a mile-long tunnel from his cell.

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Jul 17, 2019

Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in Congress
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of curbs on the Chinese firm.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. to 'support efforts' by South Korea, Japan to end worsening dispute
The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.

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Jul 17, 2019

From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation
When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long war with the United States.

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Jul 17, 2019

Debt and dollar in demand, sterling and stocks stricken on trade war and Brexit
Resurgent trade tensions, concern over the outlook for corporate America and the growing risk of a chaotic Brexit in the United Kingdom dampened appetite for equities on Wednesday while keeping alive interest in the dollar and government bonds.

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Jul 17, 2019

As Fed nears rate cut, policymakers debate how deep, and even if
With the first U.S. interest rate reduction in a decade expected later this month, two Federal Reserve policymakers sketched out arguments on Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a third said she needs more data before being ready to sign on at all.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute
The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.

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Jul 17, 2019

War risk costs drag on UAE marine fuel sales, benefit Singapore: trade sources
Shippers trying to minimize time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of marine fuels from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Fujairah oil hub, trade sources said.

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Jul 17, 2019

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.

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Jul 17, 2019

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves
After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year - but few people could convincingly explain why.

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Jul 17, 2019

Asia shares subdued, dollar supported as sterling suffers
Asian shares drifted off on Wednesday as anxious investors awaited more earnings reports from corporate America, while the dollar held firm in the wake of robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.

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Jul 17, 2019

How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers
In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles.

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Jul 17, 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses
The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.

Reuters Top News
Jul 16, 2019

Asia shares subdued, dollar benefits as sterling suffers
Asian shares drifted off on Wednesday as anxious investors awaited more earnings reports from corporate America, while the dollar held firm in the wake of robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.

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Jul 16, 2019

Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.

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Jul 16, 2019

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.

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Jul 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say
Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump administration plans to divert $40 million in aid to Venezuela's opposition
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid for Central America to support the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99, the court said in a statement.

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Jul 16, 2019

Asia shares slip, dollar gains as sterling slides
Asian shares drifted lower on Wednesday after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the dollar got a lift from robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.

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Jul 16, 2019

ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum-seekers
The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border of the United States.

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Jul 16, 2019

Census plaintiffs seek sanctions against Trump administration for trial 'fraud'
Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry's origins during trial.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.

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Jul 16, 2019

R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.

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Jul 16, 2019

House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing
Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander in chief over Rohingya abuses
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.

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Jul 16, 2019

Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion
The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights.

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Jul 16, 2019

Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.

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Jul 16, 2019

Iranian diplomats, families living in New York face U.S. travel curbs
The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a U.S. diplomatic note to sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019

In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military commander over Rohingya abuses
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders over extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. Justice Department asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm
The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, citing support from the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Jul 16, 2019

ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum seekers
The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border of the United States.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes
Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach the 2015 nuclear deal while the U.S. president cited "a lot of progress."

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Jul 16, 2019

Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday they replaced their president, Dr. Leana Wen, effective immediately.

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Jul 16, 2019

Singer R. Kelly denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes over two decades
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.

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Jul 16, 2019

Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of President Leana Wen, acting leader named
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday that they replaced their president, Dr. Leana Wen, effective immediately.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

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Jul 16, 2019

German Conservative boss to succeed von der Leyen as minister
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and head of her Christian Democrat party, will succeed Ursula von der Leyen as defense minister, government spokesman Steffen Seibert told Reuters.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. retail sales data dents stocks, lifts Treasury yields
A gauge of global equities lost ground on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields moved higher as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility the Federal Reserve could adopt a less dovish stance.

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Jul 16, 2019

Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability
A New York City policeman became the latest example of a law enforcement officer to face no criminal liability for killing an unarmed black man when the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it would not prosecute him in the July 17, 2014 killing of Eric Garner with a prohibited chokehold.

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Jul 16, 2019

Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation
Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.

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Jul 16, 2019

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.

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Jul 16, 2019

Germany's Von der Leyen secures powerful EU executive top job
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen
President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to stand with him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump says 'a lot of progress' made with Iran to defuse crisis
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday "a lot of progress" had been made toward ending a volatile standoff with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile program.

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Jul 16, 2019

JPMorgan beats profit estimates but shows signs of pressure
JPMorgan Chase & Co reported a quarterly profit that beat estimates on Tuesday as higher interest income and consumer lending offset lower activity at its trading desks.

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Jul 16, 2019

Senate Republican McConnell says debate not be about personal attacks
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

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Jul 16, 2019

Global stocks fall, U.S. yields rise on retail sales data
A gauge of global equities fell on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields climbed as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility the Federal Reserve could move towards a less dovish stance.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S., Mexico set talks amid tension over new curbs on asylum-seekers
The chief diplomats of Mexico and the United States plan to meet on Sunday for talks about a new U.S. rule restricting asylum applications from Central American migrants that would burden Mexico's already-overwhelmed refugee agency.

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Jul 16, 2019

Von der Leyen says she will work with any new British leader
The next head of the European Union's executive, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Tuesday she would work "in a constructive way" with any new British prime minister.

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Jul 16, 2019

Germany's Merkel hails her ally's move to Brussels
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated her long-standing ally Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday on being confirmed as European Commission president, hailing the current German defense minister as a committed European.

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Jul 16, 2019

EU liberal lawmakers to back von der Leyen as next EU commission head: chairman
Liberal lawmakers at the European Parliament will support German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission president, the leader of the group said on Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019

EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head
The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly, David Sassoli, said.

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Jul 16, 2019

Von der Leyen vows 'united and strong' Europe after voted in as Commission chief
Ursula von der Leyen promised a "united and strong" European Union after being narrowly confirmed by the European Parliament as the next head of the executive Commission.

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Jul 16, 2019

Wells Fargo tempers cost-cutting outlook
Wells Fargo & Co reported higher quarterly earnings on Tuesday, due in part to lower expenses, but the bank reined in its outlook for cost cuts to invest in improving its risk management.

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Jul 16, 2019

Amazon U.S. rivals get sales boost on Prime Day: Adobe
Several large U.S. retailers recorded higher sales on the first day of Amazon.com Inc's Prime Day shopping event as online shoppers also flocked to their websites, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019

House moves to condemn Trump as he again attacks minority congresswomen
A resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.

Reuters Top News
Jul 16, 2019

Iran to keep reducing nuclear deal commitments in stand-off with U.S.: supreme leader
Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump says a lot of progress has been made with Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday a lot of progress had been made with Iran and that he was not looking for regime change in Iran.

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump says U.S. has made progress with North Korea
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration had made tremendous progress with North Korea and did not feel pressed to conclude a quick agreement with Pyongyang on denuclearization.

Reuters Top News
Jul 16, 2019

Trump campaign launches effort to sway women voters
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign sought to energize women voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, betting a message of economic prosperity will boost support from suburban women uneasy with the direction of the Republican Party.

Reuters Top News
Jul 16, 2019

No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death
The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted arrest in 2014, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn said on Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019

Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with U.S.: supreme leader
Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.

Reuters Top News
Jul 16, 2019

Global stocks slip, U.S. yields rise on retail sales data
A gauge of global equities edged lower on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields climbed as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility that a second rate cut by the Federal Reserve this year could be pushed back by several months.

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Jul 16, 2019

Big banks beat profit expectations but warning signs grow
Three big U.S. banks reported strong earnings on Tuesday, even as warning signs emerged that the playing field is beginning to tilt against the financial industry.

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Jul 16, 2019

U.S. won't charge New York police officers in 2014 'I can't breathe' death
None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014 led to the man's death and fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement will face federal criminal charges, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn said on Tuesday.

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