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| November 12th, 2019  9:56 AM
Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits…
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Clinton criticizes UK for blocking Russian influence report
Clinton criticizes UK for blocking Russian influence report
November 12th, 2019  9:34 AM

Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for a Dec. 12 national election

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Cyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked
November 12th, 2019  8:41 AM

Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says it's ready to give back a fugitive Malaysian financier's 310,000-euro ($342,000) donation if a probe finds that he broke eligibility rules and is stripped of Cypriot citizenship

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
November 12th, 2019  7:42 AM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily
The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily
November 12th, 2019  7:27 AM

Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if only for a few months

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World shares advance as investors await US-China trade moves
November 12th, 2019  6:09 AM

Asian shares mostly higher pending developments in US-China trade talks

Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight
Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight
November 12th, 2019  6:04 AM

A new report says the nation's elections are vulnerable to attack due to a lack of robust federal oversight of the private companies involved in manufacturing voting systems and maintaining voter registration databases

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products
Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products
November 12th, 2019  5:54 AM

The European Union's top court says that EU countries must identify produce made in Israeli settlements on its labels, a ruling welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel

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The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack
November 12th, 2019  5:38 AM

Britain's Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large scale cyberattack" on its digital platforms

Reporter goes to Australian High Court in press freedom case
Reporter goes to Australian High Court in press freedom case
November 12th, 2019  4:38 AM

A journalist has gone to Australia's highest court to overturn a search warrant that created outrage when it was executed on her home and triggered a national campaign for greater press freedom

Sam Rainsy
Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracy
November 12th, 2019  3:54 AM

Cambodian exiled opposition leader says the European Union's consideration of lifting trade privileges will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy in Cambodia

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Asian shares advance as investors await US-China trade moves
November 12th, 2019  3:04 AM

Asian shares mostly higher pending developments in US-China trade talks

Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter
Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter
November 12th, 2019  12:14 AM

Impeachment hearings come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business, adding to complications in passing a budget and a trade deal

Condoleezza Rice
New US envoy to UAE stresses deescalation in Persian Gulf
November 11th, 2019  11:06 PM

Washington's new ambassador to the United Arab Emirates says the US is working closely with its regional allies to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf

Najib Razak
Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case
November 11th, 2019  10:48 PM

A Malaysian judge has ordered ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter his defense at his first corruption trial linked to looting at the 1MDB state investment fund

Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment
November 11th, 2019  7:43 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has launched a jobs program largely based on tax reductions as the country struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work

Gregg Maloney, David O’Day, David O
Stocks slip as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks
November 11th, 2019  4:51 PM

U.S. stocks were split on Monday as uncertainty continues to hang over U.S.-China trade talks, or at least over investors' perception of them

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Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on uncertainty over trade
November 11th, 2019  4:13 PM

Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street Monday as traders look for clarity on where things stand with trade talks between the U.S. and China.

Donald Trump
Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns
November 11th, 2019  3:45 PM

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump against New York officials aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns

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Group says misinformation on the rise on Facebook
November 11th, 2019  3:38 PM

Correction: Facebook-Misinformation Report story

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Correction: Facebook-Misinformation Report story
November 11th, 2019  3:30 PM

Correction: Facebook-Misinformation Report story

Industrial products and services news icon
After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
November 11th, 2019  3:25 PM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

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Stocks split as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks
November 11th, 2019  3:18 PM

U.S. stocks were split on Monday as uncertainty continues to hang over U.S.-China trade talks, or at least over investors' perception of them

Greater Sage Grouse
Sage grouse court order trims energy lease auction in Nevada
November 11th, 2019  2:50 PM

U.S. land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases are set to go to auction.

Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector
Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector
November 11th, 2019  2:35 PM

Veterans and active service members can get help in starting or running a business

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