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Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings,

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U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks,

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Trump urges U.S. court to shield Deutsche Bank records from House Democrats

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from

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Moulton ends bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

By Ginger Gibson and Elizabeth Culliford WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his

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Trump still looking at gun background checks: Senator Murphy

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants to keep discussing tougher background checks for gun purchases, a leading Democratic senator on gun control said on Friday, adding that Trump's support is

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Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan

By Tim Reid (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at

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Kudlow denies reports of discord at G-7 over trade war with China

White House National Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday denied reports that world leaders are warning the Trump Administration that tariffs levied by Washington could lead to a global recession.

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Mnuchin: Trump ‘determined as ever’ on China trade

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin clarified some confusion coming out of President Trump’s recent remarks about his approach to China, stating that the president is “determined as ever on this issue.”

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Joe Walsh laments past controversial statements while blasting Trump: 'He's a child'

Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race, while delivering a blistering attack on the president's character and qualifications.

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White House: Trump's 'second thoughts' on China trade war 'greatly misinterpreted'

President Trump told reporters Sunday that he has “second thoughts” about his escalating trade war with China, but quickly insisted that relations with the Asia powerhouse remain positive.

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Trump meets with Britain's Boris Johnson, promises 'very big trade deal' between US, UK after Brexit

President Trump Sunday morning said the United States and Britain will work out a “very big trade deal” once the U.K. has left the European Union.

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AOC plays with a penguin -- and social media goes crazy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took time out of her schedule to play with a penguin Saturday – and social media went crazy.

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Arkansas, home to supremacist groups, weighs hate crimes law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Long before a mass shooting killed 22 people at a Walmart in Texas, the threat of white supremacy was well known in neighboring Arkansas, where extremist groups over the decades have made their home in the mountains and dense woods of the state's remote rural areas.

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Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

CHICAGO (AP) — As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied with textbook explanations; she wanted to hear directly from people drowning in debt.

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Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S.

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Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.

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Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's criminal justice system would be "overwhelmed" if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional, the state's attorney general has told the court.

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Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France.

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Trump: I Have 'Second Thoughts About Everything'

While America was sleeping, the Group of Seven summit in France was continuing down its head-spinning trajectory, with matters like an escalating trade war between planet Earth's two biggest economic powers, talks with rogue aspiring nuclear powers, and a no-deal Brexit taking up much of the oxygen. A look around,...

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Bill Maher Hopes David Koch's Death Was 'Painful'

Bill Maher's reaction to David Koch's death wasn't exactly reverent. In fact, we'll skip the expletive. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades" while "the Amazon is burning up," the Real Time with Bill Maher host said on his Friday show,...

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Red-Flag Gun Laws Are Gaining Momentum

With bipartisan support in many cases, 17 states and Washington, DC, have now passed "red flag laws" that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous. The back-to-back shootings that killed 31 people this month in Texas and Ohio have given new momentum to...

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Right-Wing Manifesto Is Winning 'Hearts and Minds'

Heard of Bronze Age Mindset ? Then you know about a right-wing author who's tossing gasoline on the fire of America's culture war, Politico reports. Penned anonymously by Bronze Age Pervert, the self-published book combines Nietzchean philosophy with reverence of the masculine and disgust for liberal impulses in Western society....

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Trump: I Can Legally Enforce My China Ban

President Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to US businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations, the AP reports. China's announcement Friday that it was...

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Taylor Swift's Political 'Awakening' Reaches a New Level

When it comes to politics, Taylor Swift isn't in the best of moods. The 29-year-old singer/songwriter tells the Guardian about her latest thoughts on President Trump, abortion, and her own mental health—all of which have rung alarm bells for her. She describes the US political climate as "gaslighting the...

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