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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:58:19 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.(image)

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:54:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.(image)

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:05:34 -0500

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.(image)

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:39 -0500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.(image)

U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:26:03 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.(image)

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:59 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.(image)

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:07:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.(image)

One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:01:10 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.(image)

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:14:04 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.(image)

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:28:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.(image)