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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:33:32 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.(image)



Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:37:35 -0500

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.(image)



U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:20:13 -0500

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.(image)



Democrats call for harassment probe of U.S. Representative Conyers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:35:41 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democrats called for an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.(image)



Doubts linger after Florida's Scott pitches biggest budget

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:22:08 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels.(image)



Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:17:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.(image)



Citi hit with $6.5 million in U.S. fines over student loans

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:30:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said on Tuesday it had ordered Citibank to pay $6.5 million for allegedly harming borrowers with student loan servicing failures.(image)



U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:37:15 -0500

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.(image)



Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:57:31 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.(image)



U.S. jury clears ex-Swiss banker of aiding tax dodgers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:21:28 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.(image)