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A girl named Ehlena and a dog named Wonder win at U.S. Supreme Court

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:59:59 -0500

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easier for students like her to seek redress for discrimination in federal court.(image)

Trump seeks jobs advice from some firms that offshore U.S. work

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:36:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, is seeking job-creation advice from at least six companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad.(image)

Trump set to reverse Obama rules on transgender bathrooms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:02:47 -0500

(Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.(image)

Mexico fumes at 'hostile' Trump immigration rules as U.S. talks loom

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:52:59 -0500

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior envoys of U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to receive a chilly reception in Mexico on Wednesday, after the United States issued new immigration guidelines that deeply angered its southern neighbor the day before bilateral talks.(image)

Emails show ties between new EPA head, energy firms: watchdog

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emails released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office show a cozy relationship between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, who was the state's top prosecutor before being sworn in last week as the new chief U.S. environmental regulator, a media watchdog group said on Wednesday.(image)

Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:00:01 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.(image)

Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:59:25 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.(image)

Thousands mourn 'blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade Center bombing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:46:02 -0500

Al-GAMALIYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.(image)

Tesla says Model 3 on track for volume production by September

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:36:40 -0500

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc posted a smaller quarterly loss and said its mass-market Model 3 sedan was on track for volume production by September.(image)

Federal Reserve minutes point to rate hike 'fairly soon'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:58:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.(image)