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U.S. lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:28:47 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad.(image)



Suing governments over terror no sure thing despite U.S. September 11 law

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:10:06 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Families of Sept. 11 victims and others who may seek to sue foreign governments accused of supporting terrorism in the United States still face significant legal hurdles, despite a boost from passage of a law allowing such cases to proceed.(image)



U.S. to open new vetting agency for 'secret' security clearances

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:13:06 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will open the doors next week to a new agency, with stronger data protections, meant to shorten by many weeks the time it takes to vet government workers seeking "secret" and "top secret" security clearances.(image)



Do not vote for 'demagogue' Trump, USA Today tells its readers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:39:58 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Branding Donald Trump a "dangerous demagogue," USA Today on Thursday urged its readers not to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but added that it was not endorsing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton either.(image)



Clinton says Trump may have violated U.S. law on Cuba

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:16:33 -0400

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that Republican opponent Donald Trump may have violated U.S. law, following a news report that one of his companies attempted to do business in Cuba.(image)



If elected, Clinton under pressure to appoint tough Wall Street sheriffs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:28:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party progressives intent on reining in Wall Street are pushing Hillary Clinton to choose people to head the Treasury, SEC and other agencies who will crack down on big banks if she wins the White House on Nov. 8.(image)



Houston taco trucks register voters as Latinos flex political muscle

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:15:29 -0400

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Taco trucks in Houston have begun doubling as voter registration sites as Latinos in Texas flex their political muscle before the Nov. 8 presidential election in a state that has long symbolized Mexican immigration to the United States.(image)



Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:09:24 -0400

(Reuters) - The Kansas Secretary of State and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have reached a temporary agreement over the state's voter registration laws, keeping Kansas' chief elections officer from a contempt of court hearing, according to court documents filed on Thursday.(image)



Obama signs short-term funding bill into law: White House

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:00:10 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the funding bill passed by Congress that will keep the government operating until Dec. 9, the White House said.(image)



Clinton enlists former foe Sanders in appeal for youth votes in U.S. presidential race

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:59:40 -0400

DURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shared a stage with former rival Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to appeal for youth votes in the Nov. 8 election as opinion polls show a close race with Republican Donald Trump.(image)