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WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. (Reuters) – Bruce Green’s family of six scratches out a living in this remote, politically conservative corner of the Appalachian Mountains thanks in part to about $600 a month in U.S. food aid. FILE PHOTO: People hold up signs protesting against cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a press
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI Director James Comey made a “serious error of judgment” when he announced shortly before the 2016 U.S. presidential election that he was reopening an investigation into candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said on Thursday. But Inspector General Michael Horowitz also concluded
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(Reuters) – A convicted felon who engaged police in a nearly daylong standoff at his Florida apartment before taking his own life fatally shot four children in their sleep at the start of the confrontation, the Orlando Police Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., 35, is seen in this Volusia County
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(Reuters) – A first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America,” one of the most celebrated books of natural history, sold for $9.65 million at auction in New York on Thursday, Christie’s said. FILE PHOTO: A Sotheby’s employee poses with a page depicting a Snowy Owl from John James Audubon’s “Birds of America”,
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(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana will play second base in a charity baseball game at Washington Nationals Park on Thursday, a year after being wounded by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers during baseball practice. FILE PHOTO: House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) heads to the House floor before
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee’s caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year. FILE PHOTO – Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee attends a tribute event “Extraordinary: Stan
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(Reuters) – Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways. FILE PHOTO: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gestures as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 Environmental Protection Agency budget in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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DETROIT (Reuters) – The union that represents factory workers at the Detroit Three automakers elected regional director Gary Jones as its new president on Wednesday, ahead of tough 2019 contract talks likely to coincide with declining U.S. sales of new vehicles. Newly elected United Auto Workers union president Gary Jones and his wife Cindy celebrate
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO:
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, in a bid to settle a divisive election-year fight among his fellow Republicans, will bring two competing immigration bills to the House floor next week that are aimed at protecting illegal “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation. The measures, said Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong, will “resolve the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Ivanka Trump did not accompany her father to Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un, but in an apparent show of support, tweeted what she described as a Chinese proverb: “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump arrives
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