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Exclusive: Trump-backed Michigan attorney general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

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Aug 7 (Reuters) – The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump’s false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records. The analysis shows that people......

German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said that his husband, Walter Biot, had died on Friday when he fell from their apartment......

Brazil police arrest 5 more in murders of journalist, Amazon expert

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FILE PHOTO – People attend a memorial service for indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips, who were murdered in the Amazon, in Sao Paulo, Brazil July 16, 2022. REUTERS/Suamy Beydoun Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police......

Turkey frees man wanted by Haiti after Moise’s assassination -lawyer

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A picture of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise hangs on a wall before a news conference at his house, almost a week after his assassination, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A man wanted......

Indiana lawmakers approve first state abortion ban since Roe overturned

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State lawmakers and members of the public gather in the Indiana House of Representatives for a special session to debate banning abortion in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. August 2, 2022. REUTERS/Cheney Orr Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate gave final......

California regulator claims Tesla falsely advertised Autopilot, Full Self-Driving

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A logo of the electric vehicle maker Tesla is seen near a shopping complex in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Aug 5 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), the electric car company run by billionaire Elon Musk, has......

Alex Jones may have lied in court, but perjury charge would be unusual

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Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails asked by Mark Bankston, lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, during trial at the Travis County Courthouse, Austin, Texas, U.S., August 3, 2022. Briana Sanchez/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) –......

Jury awards $45.2 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial

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Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages – on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded – for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a......

India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

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Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance,......

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a news conference with state agencies and local officials at Uvalde High School, three days after a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello Register now for FREE......

Analysis: Why the banks financing Musk’s Twitter deal are unlikely to be able to help him walk away

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An image of Elon Musk is seen on smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – The banks that agreed to finance Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of......

Suncor Energy interim CEO sees mandate for change after safety problems

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The Suncor Energy logo is seen at their head office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – The interim chief executive of Canada’s Suncor Energy (SU.TO) said on Friday that he has a mandate......

Amazon’s connected device cart grows with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

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Aug 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will acquire iRobot Corp (IRBT.O), maker of robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba, in an all-cash deal for about $1.7 billion, in the latest push by the world’s largest online retailer to expand its stable of smart home devices. Amazon will pay $61 per share,......

Russia says it is ready to discuss prisoner swap with U.S.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 4, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it was ready to discuss prisoner swaps......

Twitter rejects Musk’s claims that he was hoodwinked

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Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday dismissed Elon Musk’s claims in......

Senegal ruling coalition loses comfortable majority

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DAKAR, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Senegal’s ruling Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition has lost its comfortable majority in parliament, securing just two seats more than two allied opposition coalitions in a legislative election at the weekend, the electoral commission said on Thursday. Provisional results from Sunday’s vote showed President Macky......

Jury finds Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

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Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said on Thursday. The verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where......

In protests and politics, Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ reverberates

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COUTTS, Alberta/TORONTO, Aug 4 (Reuters) – In late January five friends, just a few years out of high school, piled into a rented camper van and drove 37 hours in the Canadian winter from southern Alberta to Ottawa to join anti-government protests led by a convoy of truckers. “We were......

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