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Clinton presidential campaign hit by FBI email probe 11 days before election

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:03:49 -0400

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hit on Friday by the FBI's reopening of its investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state, eroding a political boost from a strong U.S. economic report.(image)

U.S. Supreme Court takes up transgender rights case

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:38:54 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed for the first time to rule on transgender rights in a case in which a Virginia public school district is fighting to prevent a female-born transgender high school student from using the boys' bathroom.(image)

Three in Florida, Virginia charged with criminal voter fraud

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:56:12 -0400

(Reuters) - Officials in Florida and Virginia filed voter fraud charges against three people in apparently unrelated cases on Friday, just 11 days before American voters cast ballots in the hotly contested presidential race.(image)

Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in two years

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:43:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter as a surge in soybean exports and a rebound in inventory investment offset a slowdown in consumer spending.(image)

Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:59:43 -0400

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight against Islamic State on a new front west of Mosul, a move which could block any retreat by the jihadists into Syria but might alarm Turkey and the United States.(image)

Madoff trustee reaches $277 million accord with money manager's family

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:04:46 -0400

(Reuters) - The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's firm said on Friday he has reached a settlement with the family of late Beverly Hills money manager Stanley Chais that will provide more than $277 million to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme.(image)

Phillips 66 says construction continues on Dakota Access Pipeline

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:58:15 -0400

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Construction is continuing on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) even as a dispute with Native Americans has blocked work on a section of the project, the chief executive of Phillips 66, which owns 25 percent of the project, said on Friday.(image)

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:26:34 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels including jihadists counter-attacked the army and its allies on Friday aiming to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said.(image)

Northern Irish court sides with UK premier over Brexit challenge

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:54:01 -0400

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected an attempt to block Britain's exit from the European Union, saying that neither the province's parliament nor its laws could override a decision by the British government.(image)

Venezuelan opposition strike patchy amid government threats

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:11:57 -0400

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuela's streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed.(image)