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Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:12pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas."

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:02pm
LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela's best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.

U.S. NSA stops some warrantless surveillance of American messages

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target, the spy agency confirmed on Friday.

Trump's faulty trade math may not make America greater, or richer

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By U.S. President Donald Trump’s math, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and other deals will largely pay for the massive tax cuts his cabinet laid out earlier in the week.

Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Friday.

U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:32pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile development could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia cautioned Washington against threatening military force.

In first 100 days, a reversal of fortune for Trump favorites on Wall Street

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:29pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher.

London terrorism suspect was on Gaza flotilla ship in 2010: sources

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:07pm
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist act on Thursday, carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office, was on a ship raided by Israeli soldiers in 2010, sources familiar with the investigation have told Reuters.

Congress set to vote on heading off government shutdown

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debate on Friday on short-term legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and buy some time on reaching a deal on federal spending through Sept. 30.

Syrian youth find freedom in Parkour

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:44am
INKHIL, Syria (Reuters) - Leaping over bombed roofs and jumping through damaged window frames, a group of teenagers run and swing their way through buildings left dilapidated by six years of war in the southern Syrian town of Inkhil.