Month: January 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation’s energy industry. And yet the plan, announced in September, set off sharp criticism from other sectors that Trump has also vowed
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(Reuters) – The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case. “The ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Months of bipartisan negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as ‘Dreamers’ turned angry on Friday, with the lead Democratic negotiator blasting the White House for making “hardline anti-immigrant” demands. President Donald Trump in September ordered that an Obama-era program that prevented young immigrants from being
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(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional a Baltimore law requiring pregnancy clinics that do not offer or refer women for abortions to post signs disclosing that fact in their waiting rooms. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that the law violated the First Amendment free speech rights of
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TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a “weather bomb” knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads. From Halifax to Ottawa, workers struggled to clear snow and restore power lines downed by winds
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings was treated on Friday for a bacterial infection in his knee at a Maryland hospital, his office said in a statement. Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital drained the infection in a minor procedure, it said. “He is resting comfortably and expects a full recovery,” the statement said.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London’s menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows. The event will see around 50 traditional catwalk shows over three
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