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In one-two punch to Trump, Justice Dept OK’s release of taxes, memo

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U.S. House of Representatives See all THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, INC. See all The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We welcome feedback, which you can......

Baseball-U.S. thrash Israel 8-1, Dominican Republic down Mexico

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YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) – Japanese league players and different generations of Major League Baseball (MLB) talent secured wins for the United States and the Dominican Republic on Friday, leaving Israel with two chances to win a game and Mexico facing a big match on Saturday. The U.S. in......

Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots ‘worrisome,’ U.S. govt watchdog says

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An Afghan A-29 pilot prepared for flight in the cockpit of his aircraft, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan September 10, 2017. Picture taken Septembeer 10, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots detailed by Reuters this month mark......

Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

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Schoolgirl skateboarder scoops gold for Japan Australian Ariarne Titmus wins gold, coach becomes meme Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon Hosts top the medal standings TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Japan struck more gold on Monday to lead the medals table as sentiment towards the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared......

Oil falls $1/bbl as coronavirus, floods threaten demand

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U.S. oil rigs rise to highest since April 2020 – Baker Hughes Money managers cut net long U.S. crude futures last week – CFTC SINGAPORE, July 26 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell nearly $1 on Monday as concerns about fuel demand from the spread of COVID-19 variants, as well as......

Spending to fight U.S. unemployment fraud brings boost, scrutiny to Alphabet-funded ID.me

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People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud/File Photo July 22 (Reuters) – An unprecedented number of people falsifying identities to claim U.S. jobless benefits during the pandemic sparked a surge in government spending to curtail the fraud,......

State AGs urge support for landmark $26 bln opioid settlement

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The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We welcome feedback, which you can provide using the feedback tab on the right of the page. July......

Trump ally Barrack arrested on foreign lobbying charges -U.S. Justice Department

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WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – Thomas Barrack, a billionaire friend of Donald Trump who chaired the former president’s inaugural fund, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. A seven-count indictment filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York,......

U.S. states to unveil $26 billion opioid settlement with drug distributors, J&J – sources

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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake July 19 (Reuters) – U.S. state attorneys general are expected this week to unveil a $26 billion settlement resolving claims that three major drug distributors and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson helped fuel a nationwide......

US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign

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WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The United States and a coalition of allies accused China on Monday of a global cyber hacking campaign that employed contract hackers, specifically attributing a large Microsoft attack disclosed earlier this year to actors working on Beijing’s behalf. Opening a new area of tensions with......

U.S. senators drop tax enforcement from bipartisan infrastructure bill -Portman

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) arrives for a vote in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers trying to salvage a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill have dropped a provision to beef up tax enforcement, Republican......

Gunmen kidnap dozens of villagers in northwestern Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria July 17 (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted at least 60 people and killed one person in northwestern Nigeria after riding motorbikes into five villages and firing sporadically into the air, a police official and several residents said on Saturday. Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings......

Philippines’ Pacquiao ousted as president of ruling party after row

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Philippine Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks during the Congressional confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez at the Senate in Manila, Philippines May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo/File Photo MANILA, July 17 (Reuters) – Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao was voted out as leader of......

Sprawling Oregon wildfire, largest of dozens in U.S., continues to grow

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., July 16 (Reuters) – A sprawling wildfire raging mostly unchecked for over a week in southern Oregon forced firefighters into retreat for a fourth straight day as it expanded to become the state’s fifth largest blaze in more than a century, forestry officials said on Friday. The......

U.S. judge rules DACA program illegal, suspends new applications

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NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation, but said the hundreds of thousands of people already enrolled would not be affected until further......

South African leader says he will end mayhem as unrest flares again

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JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday he would not allow “anarchy and mayhem” to prevail in South Africa and suggested that a wave of violent unrest that has destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed more than 200 people had been deliberately provoked. The government was......

U.S. Senate scrambles to finish infrastructure bill ahead of vote

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) faces reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate majority leader pressed lawmakers on Thursday to make progress on President Joe Biden’s agenda,......

U.S. drug overdose deaths rise 30% to record during pandemic

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July 14 (Reuters) – A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses last year as pandemic lockdowns made getting treatment difficult and dealers laced more drugs with a powerful synthetic opioid, according to data released on Wednesday and health officials. U.S. deaths from drug overdoses leapt nearly 30% to......

Shipping industry seeks to combat dark oil transfers at sea

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An oil tanker is seen in the sea east of Caracas in this 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva//File Photo Rise in volume of oil transfers by countries hit by sanctions Top oil shipping companies concerned over fake documentation LONDON/MEXICO CITY, July 13 (Reuters) – Top oil shipping companies say they......

Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

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Italy win shootout 3-2 after 1-1 draw Shaw scores early for England, Bonucci levels England miss three shootout penalties in first Euro final Italy take European title for second time LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back......

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