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Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year. Read More


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Trump threatens aid cut to countries that do not stop MS-13 gang migrants

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday he was working on a plan to reduce U.S. aid to countries he says are doing nothing to stop MS-13 gang members from crossing into the United States illegally. More »


Most Fed policymakers say rate hike likely needed 'soon,' minutes show

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Federal Reserve policymakers thought it likely another interest rate increase would be warranted "soon" if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting showed. More »


Trump may impose tariffs on car imports in latest trade move: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a proposal to impose new tariffs on imported vehicles invoking a national security law that was used to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, an administration official and three industry officials who had been briefed on the matter said. More »


Exclusive: Yulia Skripal - Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

LONDON (Reuters) - Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia's most famous spies says she wants to return to her country "in the longer term", despite the poisoning. More »


Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. More »


Iran leader: Europe must protect trade with Tehran to save nuclear deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales. More »


Judge questions ex-Trump campaign chief's bid to suppress evidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge expressed skepticism on Wednesday toward a request by lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. More »


U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident. More »


Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm

VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava. More »


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