(Reuters) – Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said. The committee, along with other congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller, is investigating possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
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(Reuters) – Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the “Steroid Era”. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton has led the power
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(Reuters) – For the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies. That changed this week, as immigration officials rolled out a video in which Trump welcomes new citizens into “the American family.” More than 4,500 people from 120 countries were among
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(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. “I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” Sessions said in response to
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove “terrorist content” from the internet, with the aim of stopping it from being uploaded in the first place. “The tech companies have made significant progress on this issue, but we need to go further and faster to
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UNITED NATIONS/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to world. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, Pence accused the
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(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us. The retailers and other companies asking Congress to pass a permanent
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LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com (AMZN.O) said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its “Frequently bought together” and “Customers who bought this also bought” features. Britain’s Channel 4 News found the online retailer’s algorithm was suggesting items that
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(Reuters) – Drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), saying its rival’s contracts with health insurers for blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, were anticompetitive and blocked sales of Pfizer’s new biosimilar. Pfizer said that J&J signed contracts with U.S. health insurers that required patients to “fail first” on
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, boosting chances the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting. More downbeat news, however, came from a BoE survey which showed no sign that wages were likely to grow much more quickly, tempering a
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