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Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' top general told the military on Thursday there had been no change yet to Pentagon policy on transgender personnel, after President Donald Trump's announcement of his plans to ban them appeared to catch senior officers by surprise. Read More

 

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Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. Congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. More »

 

U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

(Reuters) - The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue. More »

 

U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea's July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected. More »

 

Senate mulls bare-bones healthcare bill; marathon of voting expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans embarked on Thursday on another push to unravel Obamacare, working on a stripped-down bill after failing to pass broader legislation and complete a seven-year campaign to gut a law that extended health coverage to millions. More »

 

As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc . More »

 

California deputy attorney general charged with child porn

(Reuters) - A California deputy attorney general has been charged with possessing child pornography at his San Diego County home following a months-long investigation, according to court records and local media. More »

 

Exclusive: Not Made in America - Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com Inc in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart's Made-in-America campaign. More »

 

Trump could seek 'tougher' Russia sanctions; Putin threatens retaliation

WASHINGTON/SAVONLINNA, Finland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington pressed ahead with the measure. More »

 

Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests. More »

 

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