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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. FILE PHOTO: Rafida Ahmed, who is recovering from injuries including the loss of her thumb suffered during a hacking attack by jihadi
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can “review all conservation facts.” FILE PHOTO: Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo The rule released on Friday allowing hunters
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(Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands. FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane
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(Reuters) – The corruption trial of New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks to media as he departs the United States Court after his corruption trial ended in a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation’s factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate. Steam is seen drifting from a factory over the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in this
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15,
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MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case. FILE PHOTO: Dec 16, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chino Hills Huskies guard
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let part of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no family connections to the United States. President Trump ponders the answer to a question from
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(Reuters) – Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 10 percent this year, in the first meaningful jump for the industry since 2013, according to a closely watched report. People pose next to the Wall Street Bull in the financial district in New York, U.S., August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz – RC1AD75585E0 Bankers who
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