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XXXTentacion, controversial rapper, shot dead in Florida aged 20
June 19, 2018
The controversial rapper, a rising star who faced domestic violence charges, has been killed aged 20.
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White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children
June 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.
Kansas judge strikes down voter ID law
June 19, 2018
(Reuters) - A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.
Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation
June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to election reformers by declining to use high-profile cases from Wisconsin and Maryland to curb the ability of state lawmakers to draw electoral districts purely for partisan advantage.
U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings
June 19, 2018
(Reuters) - Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported.
Turkey indicts father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member: report
June 19, 2018
(Reuters) - Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was "a member of a terrorist organization," Turkish state media reported on Monday.
News Commentary
Trump Shouldn't Blame Gun Violence on Violent Video Games
March 8, 2018
Research demonstrates no link can confidently be made between violent video games and gun violence.
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NYT: Trump's Pentagon quietly ramps up fight against cyberattacks
June 19, 2018
New York Times National Security Correspondent David Sanger joins to discuss his new book 'The Perfect Weapon' and the Trump administration's fight against cyberterrorism as Trump warms up to Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.
Trump's FBI boss contradicts him: Mueller probe is no witch hunt
June 19, 2018
Testifying before senators on Capitol Hill, Trump's FBI Director Chris Wray sounded very different than his boss talking about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
John Kasich: Trump's family separation policy is 'insane'
June 19, 2018
Ohio's Republican governor and fmr. 2016 competitor to Donald Trump joins to discuss the president's migrant family separation policy and politics in the age of Trump.
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USA • Business
UN refugee boss says he's 'very concerned' that the US separates migrant children from families
June 19, 2018
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the United States has the largest backlog of asylum cases in the world.
Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking classified data, child porn offenses
June 19, 2018
Joshua Schulte, a New York City resident, was charged for alleged theft of classified information from the CIA.

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Senate passes defense policy bill that would block Trump admin's deal with ZTE
June 19, 2018
Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE earlier this month, but Senate leaders sought to reverse it by tucking a provision into the must-pass defense package
Trump doubles down on trade war with China by rolling out new tariffs
June 19, 2018
The tariffs would be latest round of punitive measures in an escalating dispute over large trade imbalance between the two countries
Ex-wife says Bill Gross left dead fish in air vent
June 18, 2018
Former spouse wins temporary restraining order against billionaire hedge fund manager, claiming he's harassing her
Iowa farmers face hefty losses from U.S.-China trade war
June 18, 2018
Already under financial duress, Heartland soybean growers fear the worst amid dueling tariffs
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Stock futures dive as Trump threatens increased tit-for-tat tariffs
June 19, 2018
The White House is threatening tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Elon Musk warns Tesla workers that employee committed 'sabotage': report
June 18, 2018
Musk reportedly delivered the news in an email to Tesla employees.
Tesla shares rise as Elon Musk rips short sellers
June 18, 2018
Tesla is the most-shorted stock in the U.S.
Wells Fargo to restructure wealth management business
June 18, 2018
The bank is planning to combine two large divisions within the business, according to a report.
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Fresh Trump tariff threat sends Asia stocks lower
June 19, 2018
ZTE drops another 21% as US Senate votes in favour of reinstating sales ban
Spain seeks to silence ‘black legend’ critics
June 19, 2018
Josep Borrell says Madrid is losing the communications battle with Catalonia
Trump threatens tariffs on another $200bn in Chinese imports
June 19, 2018
Move takes world’s two largest economies a big step closer to all-out trade war
Wilbur Ross sale of Putin-linked shipping group shares revealed
June 19, 2018
US commerce secretary shorted Navigator Holdings before a critical article appeared
Supreme Court to review Apple app store commissions case
June 19, 2018
Lawsuit is a key test of how antitrust rules can be applied to online marketplaces 
Trump threatens tariffs on another $200bn in Chinese imports
June 18, 2018
Tariffs to be enforced ‘if China refuses to change’, Trump warns
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USA • Markets
Ignore the OPEC Drama, More Oil Is Coming
June 19, 2018
OPEC is back to its squabbling ways. But investors who are bidding up oil prices in the expectation of a split are misunderstanding both the history of the cartel and the current state of the oil market.
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Mueller is on a vendetta: Sam Nunberg
June 19, 2018
Mueller is on a vendetta: Sam Nunberg

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Trump administration faces backlash over immigration policies
June 19, 2018
Trump administration faces backlash over immigration policies

Trump administration and immigration reform

Forex Markets
Gold under pressure after sharp drop from $1300
June 18, 2018
Gold is trading sideways in the Monday session. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce
USD/JPY – Japanese yen edges lower on Weak Trade Balance
June 18, 2018
The Japanese yen has inched lower in the Monday session. In the North American trade, USD/JPY is trading
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Stocks Close Mostly Lower After Fed Hikes Rates - U.S. Commentary
June 13, 2018
Stocks saw modest strength for much of the trading session on Wednesday but came under pressure following the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement. The Nasdaq reached a record intraday high but pulled back into negative territory along with the other major averages.
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USA • Economy
As Trump Escalates Trade Fight, China Can Take the Hit
June 19, 2018
The trade measures President Trump is imposing will do little to hurt China’s growth, though they could add to Beijing’s problems down the road.
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USA • Opinions
The attorney-general of New York sues the Trump Foundation
June 15, 2018

WHEN Donald Trump withdrew from a Fox News-sponsored Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa, in early 2016, he announced that he would instead spend the evening holding a fundraiser for veterans. While his rival candidates in Republican primaries prattled on some blocks away, Mr Trump duly entreated attendees and viewers to log on to www.donaldtrumpforvets.com and make a donation. In all, he collected some $5.6m, a handsome sum. Only, it later transpired, about half the cash was retained by Mr Trump’s charitable foundation.

The other half of the cash did go to veterans’ organisations. Over the following days and weeks Mr Trump announced gifts to such groups with great fanfare and reference to his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again!” The degree to which he sought to make political mileage out of the event was remarkable. “When I raise money for the veterans, and it's a massive amount of money, find out how much Hillary Clinton's given to the veterans. Nothing," he said. At the same time, the Trump Foundation’s donations were not...Continue reading

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