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U.S. Senate to begin debating COVID-19 bill this week -Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room during the second day of Trump’s second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion......

170 U.S. lawmakers urge Biden administration to push Turkey on rights

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One hundred seventy members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a bipartisan letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging President......

US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq set to bounce back after rout

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By Devik Jain, Medha Singh (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Tech-focused stocks rebound * Energy stocks slip as oil prices slide * Banks stocks drop as U.S. bond yields ease * Futures: Dow......

Biden’s aid bill wildly popular with Americans — except Republicans in Congress

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is losing hope that congressional Republicans will back U.S. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill despite a campaign-style push that has won support from business leaders, local government officials, unions and voters. U.S. President Joe Biden displays his face mask as he......

Biden’s trade pick, Tai, vows focus on enforcement, supply chains, alliances

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FILE PHOTO: Katherine Tai, U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. Trade Representative, speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Katherine Tai, President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, vowed to U.S. senators that she would work to strengthen U.S. supply chains,......

Global equities rise as U.S. bond yield fears ease

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said interest rates will remain low, calming market jitters sparked by a jump in U.S. Treasury yields on fears a robust recovery would drive inflation higher. FILE PHOTO: The German share......

Oath Keeper withdraws claim she met with Secret Service before U.S. Capitol attack

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(Reuters) – A leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers who is charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol reversed her story on Monday about having met with Secret Service agents in Washington on the day of the insurrection. FILE PHOTO: Members of the Oath......

Voting rights advocates decry ‘devastating’ Georgia measure limiting ballot access

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By Julia Harte, John Whitesides (Reuters) – Democrats and voting rights groups condemned on Friday a broad proposal by Georgia Republicans to limit absentee and in-person voting in the state, the latest salvo in a national fight over efforts to place new restrictions on casting a ballot. FILE PHOTO: A......

U.S. Capitol Police investigating role of 35 officers during January 6 riot

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thirty-five U.S. Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and six have been suspended with pay, the police department said in a statement on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Police release tear gas into a crowd of pro-Trump protesters......

Factbox: Stonks in Washington – Deciphering Reddit’s WallStreetBets lingo

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(Reuters) – Reddit trading lingo may filter in to Washington on Thursday when top hedge fund managers, the head of Robinhood and Roaring Kitty himself are set to give testimony before U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: The Reddit logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a......

U.S. conservative radio provocateur and Trump ally Rush Limbaugh dies

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Provocative and polarizing U.S. talk radio luminary Rush Limbaugh, a leading voice on the American political right since the 1980s who boosted, and was honored by, former President Donald Trump, has died at age 70 after suffering from lung cancer, his wife said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO:......

With Trump impeachment trial over, wary Washington seeks to move forward

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By Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the U.S Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as Washington seeks to move on with Democratic President Joe Biden’s political agenda. The Senate trial concluded......

After not-guilty vote, McConnell says Trump ‘morally responsible’ for Capitol riot

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By David Morgan, Makini Brice U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks about former U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing him of dereliction of duty, immediately after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Trump by a vote of 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 2/3s majority needed......

White House says it has ‘deep concerns’ about WHO COVID-19 report from China

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has “deep concerns” about the way the findings of......

Trump impeachment trial could wrap up on Saturday, conviction seen unlikely

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial could conclude on Saturday, leaving a divided U.S. Senate to decide whether the former president incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a last-ditch effort to stay in power after his November election defeat. FILE PHOTO: The......

U.S. Senate honors police officer who protected lawmakers in riot

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After hours of heated arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, lawmakers found a rare moment of consensus when the U.S. Senate voted on Friday to award the highest honor Congress can bestow to one of the police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol......

Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of former Republican officials considering a new center-right political party to counter former President Donald Trump’s influence would face steep challenges in shaking up a U.S. political system that has favored two-party rule throughout its history. Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a......

Yellen eyes innovation to battle misuse of cryptocurrencies, narrow digital gaps

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By Andrea Shalal, David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday warned about an “explosion of risk” from digital markets, including the misuse of cryptocurrencies, but said new financial technologies could also help fight crime and reduce inequality. FILE PHOTO: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen......

Yellen says Treasury will fight misuse of cryptocurrencies, foster innovation

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FILE PHOTO: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a panel discussion at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) 2019 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday warned about an “explosion of risk”......

U.S. judge orders detention for alleged Proud Boy who blames Trump for Capitol riots

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered an alleged member of the far-right Proud Boys be detained pending trial over his role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, even as the man’s attorney tried to pin the blame for the riots on former President Donald Trump. Dominic......

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