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'Oooh!' says Texas Tourniquet Killer during lethal jab
January 19, 2018
The Tourniquet Killer apologised to victims before complaining of a burning sensation from the jab.
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With no deal in sight, U.S. Congress faces looming government shutdown
January 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
January 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."
Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
January 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.
U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
January 19, 2018
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff
January 19, 2018
(Reuters) - The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people in October, is unlikely to face charges but the FBI was investigating another person in the case, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday.
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Medicaid Work Requirements Will Deny Low-Income People Needed Care
January 19, 2018
The Trump administration’s push for Medicaid work requirements won’t improve the program – but it will hurt the needy.
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As Senate stalls over shutdown, which party has more leverage?
January 19, 2018
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) discusses CHIP and DACA, the policies keeping both parties from reaching an agreement before the government shutdown deadline.
Friday's Mini-Report, 1.19.18
January 19, 2018
Today's edition of quick hits.
Poll: Economic satisfaction is booming, but it’s not boosting Trump
January 19, 2018
Economic enthusiasm has done little to soften the public’s personal dislike of President Donald Trump, new poll shows.
FBI examines whether Russian money went...
January 19, 2018
The NRA made record investments in support of Donald Trump's campaign. Did a suspected Russian money launderer have anything to do with this?
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Amazon just hired a top Seattle doctor from Iora to add to its health group: Sources
January 19, 2018
Amazon held a secret meeting a year ago with creative thinkers focused on innovative models for delivering care.
Majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the economy at levels not seen since dotcom boom, NBC/WSJ poll finds
January 19, 2018
One in five respondents cited the low unemployment rate and recent stock market records as Trump administration accomplishments.

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For Eagles fans, joke "underdog" masks are serious business
January 19, 2018
Thousands of fans are expected to wear them during Sunday's Eagles-Vikings game -- if they can find one to buy
Delta imposes new rules for service dogs after "serious incidents"
January 19, 2018
The company says it's seen an increase in incidents since 2016, including a dog attack that sent a victim to the hospital
How would a government shutdown affect the U.S. economy?
January 19, 2018
Political conflict has led to 18 closures since the 1970s -- here's a look at the potential economic impact
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GE shares stumble to worst week since financial crisis
January 19, 2018
General Electric shares tumbled for a fifth straight session on Friday, sending the stock to its biggest weekly percentage drop since the financial crisis, after the company flagged a possible breakup and more than $11 billion in charges earlier in the week.
Murphy orders review of New Jersey's tax credit programs
January 19, 2018
Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered an audit of programs that authorize billions of dollars' worth of tax credits to companies.
Why Fossil Group Inc Stock Spiked Today
January 19, 2018
Rumors that a private equity firm was interested in the watchmaker sent shares higher.
In historical vote, LA Times newsroom will form union
January 19, 2018
Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper's 136-year history.
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Amazon hikes price of Prime service in U.S. by $2
January 19, 2018
Existing monthly Prime and Prime Student members will pay the new price for renewals after Feb. 18
U.S. regulator sues three virtual currency operators for fraud
January 19, 2018
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleges the defendants defrauded customers and broke other trading rules
Lowe’s names two directors after talks with activist investor, shares rise
January 19, 2018
David Batchelder, co-founder of Relational Investors, and Lisa Wardell, CEO of Adtalem Global Education, were named to the board after ‘constructive discussions’ with D.E. Shaw
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USA • Markets
Is Lithium the Next Canary in the Markets Mine?
January 19, 2018
Suppliers of key battery component lithium are selling off after reports that heavyweight Chilean miner SQM will boost output.
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Jack Welch having meltdown amid GE woes: Sources
January 19, 2018
Jack Welch having meltdown amid GE woes: Sources

Jack Welch takes aim at Jeff Immelt

Major NFL sponsors, including Pepsi, inundated with complaints: Sources
January 19, 2018
Major NFL sponsors, including Pepsi, inundated with complaints: Sources

Super Bowl match-up this weekend

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Stocks Move Higher Despite Potential Government Shutdown - U.S. Commentary
January 19, 2018
With traders shrugging off concerns about a potential government shutdown, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. The gains on the day lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to new record closing highs.
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USA • Economy
A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.
January 19, 2018
With 218 places missing the cut for Amazon’s second headquarters, cities like Ottawa and Tucson were left to absorb the same result as “the longest of long shots.”
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USA • Opinions
The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to intervene over DACA
January 19, 2018

ON JANUARY 18TH, as promised two days earlier, the Trump administration filed a brief at the Supreme Court asking the justices to let it do away with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration initiative launched in 2012 by Barack Obama. The move comes nine days after William Alsup, a federal judge in California, issued an injunction against the administration’s plans to terminate the programme, which protects around 800,000 people brought as children to America from deportation and authorises them to work.

The new filing—arriving on the steps of the Supreme Court as a partisan battle to avert a government shutdown and find a legislative fix for DACA’s demise roils the Capitol across the street—is a curious document. It is almost unheard-of to ask the justices weigh in on a dispute before the matter has worked its way up to the Supreme Court through ordinary channels. But rather than wait for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to have its say on Judge Alsup’s order, the White House wants the Supreme Court to get...Continue reading

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