Britain says Fox bid for Sky gives Murdoch too much power over news

Britain intends to refer Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky to a full investigation because the deal raises concerns about the amount of influence the media mogul would wield.

Britain says Fox bid for Sky gives Murdoch too much power over news

Britain intends to refer Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky to a full investigation because the deal raises concerns about the amount of influence the media mogul would wield.

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes.

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes.

‘Hamilton’ creator issues musical riposte to immigration debate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday released what he called a "musical counterweight" to the U.S. political debate on immigration, inspired by one of the best-known lines from his award-winning, racially diverse Broadway musical.

‘Hamilton’ creator issues musical riposte to immigration debate

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday released what he called a “musical counterweight” to the U.S. political debate on immigration, inspired by one of the best-known lines from his award-winning, racially diverse Broadway musical. Video: The video “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” portrays refugees and immigrants from […]

Senate committee wants U.S. states to publicize hacking details

The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the panel had asked election officials in 21 U.S. states to make public information about efforts to hack their systems during last year's election.

Senate committee wants U.S. states to publicize hacking details

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the panel had asked election officials in 21 U.S. states to make public information about efforts to hack their systems during last year’s election. Some lawmakers have expressed frustration that the information has been kept secret, saying it impedes the […]

Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice

Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice.

Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice. Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a […]

Trump yet to answer July 14 invite from Macron to attend Bastille day celebrations

The United States has not confirmed whether President Donald Trump will accept an invitation by President Emmanuel Macron to attend France's annual July 14 Bastille day celebrations, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday.

Trump yet to answer July 14 invite from Macron to attend Bastille day celebrations

PARIS (Reuters) – The United States has not confirmed whether President Donald Trump will accept an invitation by President Emmanuel Macron to attend France’s annual July 14 Bastille day celebrations, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday. “We confirmed this week the invitation and our services are working on the basis that president trump comes,” […]

Republican tax code revamp hits House budget obstacle

Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code have hit a snag in the House of Representatives, where party infighting over spending cuts is delaying adoption of a key legislative tool that the party needs to move a tax bill forward.

Republican tax code revamp hits House budget obstacle

Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code have hit a snag in the House of Representatives, where party infighting over spending cuts is delaying adoption of a key legislative tool that the party needs to move a tax bill forward. The House Budget Committee canceled plans to send a budget resolution for fiscal 2018 […]

IMF cuts U.S. growth forecasts, citing lack of Trump fiscal details

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it had cut its growth forecasts for the U.S. economy to 2.1 percent in 2017 and 2018, dropping its assumption that the Trump administration's tax cut and fiscal spending plans would boost growth.

IMF cuts U.S. growth forecasts, citing lack of Trump fiscal details

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it had cut its growth forecasts for the U.S. economy to 2.1 percent in 2017 and 2018, dropping its assumption that the Trump administration’s tax cut and fiscal spending plans would boost growth.

White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera

White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings as part of what Spicer called an effort to vary the routine.

White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera

White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings as part of what Spicer called an effort to vary the routine.

Texas sanctuary city law could lead to immigration police state: lawyer

A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas told a federal judge on Monday a new state law aimed at punishing sanctuary cities could lead to an immigration police state and asked him to halt it because it was unconstitutional.

Texas sanctuary city law could lead to immigration police state: lawyer

A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas told a federal judge on Monday a new state law aimed at punishing sanctuary cities could lead to an immigration police state and asked him to halt it because it was unconstitutional.

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to face criminal contempt trial in Phoenix

Ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ousted from office in an election last November, will stand trial in U.S. District Court for defying a 2011 injunction that barred his deputies from stopping and detaining motorists solely on the suspicion of being in the country illegally.

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to face criminal contempt trial in Phoenix

Ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ousted from office in an election last November, will stand trial in U.S. District Court for defying a 2011 injunction that barred his deputies from stopping and detaining motorists solely on the suspicion of being in the country illegally.

U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place California concealed guns curbs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped one of the most hotly contested gun rights disputes in years, declining to rule in a California case on whether a person's constitutional right to keep firearms for self-defense extends outside the home.

U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place California concealed guns curbs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped one of the most hotly contested gun rights disputes in years, declining to rule in a California case on whether a person’s constitutional right to keep firearms for self-defense extends outside the home.

U.S. high court overturns Arkansas ruling blocking birth certificates for same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a state court ruling that allowed Arkansas to refuse to list both same-sex spouses on birth certificates, a decision that helps clarify the scope of protections provided by the high court's landmark 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage.

U.S. high court overturns Arkansas ruling blocking birth certificates for same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a state court ruling that allowed Arkansas to refuse to list both same-sex spouses on birth certificates, a decision that helps clarify the scope of protections provided by the high court’s landmark 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage.

Family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota city in death of Philando Castile

The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports.

Family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota city in death of Philando Castile

The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports.

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain.

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s captain.

U.S. government narrows focus of counter-extremism program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced changes to a $10 million government grant program, narrowing its focus around efforts to combat Islamist extremism.

U.S. government narrows focus of counter-extremism program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced changes to a $10 million government grant program, narrowing its focus around efforts to combat Islamist extremism.

UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.

UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.

Factbox: Where Each Republican U.S. senator stand on the healthcare bill

Here is a tally of where Republican senators stand on the bill in its present form, before any possible amendments, based on statements by or interviews with the lawmakers on Thursday and Friday.

Factbox: Where Each Republican U.S. senator stand on the healthcare bill

Here is a tally of where Republican senators stand on the bill in its present form, before any possible amendments, based on statements by or interviews with the lawmakers on Thursday and Friday.

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