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Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency. Read More


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Two kids, teacher shot at South Carolina school; suspect in custody

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A teenager shot and wounded two children and a teacher at an elementary school in South Carolina, before being taken into custody on Wednesday, police said at a news conference. More »


Protesters chant 'murder' in police shooting of black man in California

EL CAJON, Ca. - (Reuters) - Protesters yelled "murder" and demanded a federal investigation on Wednesday after a police officer in southern California shot and killed an unarmed black man, less than two weeks after similar incidents sparked outrage in two other U.S. cities. More »


Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: prosecutors

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. More »


Redstone's National Amusements to call on CBS, Viacom to explore merger -sources

(Reuters) - Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc is preparing to call on CBS Corp and Viacom Inc to explore a merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. More »


Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse. More »


Shimon Peres, Israel's elder statesman on defense and peacemaking, dies at 93

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Shimon Peres, one of Israel's founding fathers who developed its vaunted armed forces and presumed nuclear capabilities before sharing a Nobel prize for peacemaking with the Palestinians, died on Wednesday at 93 after suffering a stroke. More »


Special Report: Flawed CDC report left Indiana children vulnerable to lead poisoning

EAST CHICAGO, Indiana (Reuters) - In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary school next door are searching for new homes. Their own places have been marked for demolition. More »


OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008 - sources

ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. More »


Wall Street rallies as OPEC reaches output deal

(Reuters) - Wall Street moved higher on Wednesday after an OPEC agreement to limit crude output fueled a rally in oil and more than offset nervousness about a tight race for the U.S. presidency. More »


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