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Nobel winner Malala visits hometown in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:31am
MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visited her hometown in Pakistan's Swat Valley on Saturday for the first time since she was shot by a Taliban gunman as a teenager.

Fox's Ingraham to take week off as advertisers flee amid controversy

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:42am
(Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.

New York moves to offset federal tax changes in $168 billion budget deal

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:32am
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature agreed late on Friday on a $168 billion budget for fiscal 2019, including measures aimed at offsetting damage to taxpayers from new federal tax changes.

North Korea will take part in next two Olympics: IOC chief Bach

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:43pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Saturday after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.

U.S. judge certifies Goldman Sachs gender bias class action

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled that women accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc of discriminating against them in pay, promotions and performance reviews may pursue their claims as a group in a class-action lawsuit.

More family members of woman killed in Uber self-driving car crash hire lawyer

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 7:26pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - More family members of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle have hired legal counsel, indicating the ride services firm's legal problems may not be over in the first fatality caused by an autonomous car.

Pope marks Good Friday amid tight security; urges people to rediscover shame

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 6:03pm
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis led Roman Catholics in Good Friday services under tight security, urging people, including ministers of his Church, to rediscover the capacity to feel shame for their role in the world's ills.

White Baton Rouge policeman fired over shooting of black man

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:57pm
(Reuters) - A white Louisiana police officer was fired on Friday and a second suspended for the killing of Alton Sterling, a black man shot in a 2016 incident that inflamed the U.S. debate on racial bias in law enforcement, a police official said.

Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians in Gaza border protests: Gaza medics

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:54pm
GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - At least 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said.

Snapchat parent cuts 7 percent of its global workforce in March

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:11pm
(Reuters) - Snap Inc on Friday said it cut 7 percent of its global workforce in March, as disclosed by it in a regulatory filing

In gun-friendly Vermont, lawmakers pass firearms control bill

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:06pm
(Reuters) - Vermont lawmakers gave final legislative approval on Friday to a bill that raises the legal age for buying firearms and expands background checks, becoming the latest state poised to tighten gun restrictions after last month's Florida school massacre.

Autopsy refutes police account of California shooting of black man -lawyer

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 4:53pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - An autopsy on an unarmed black man killed by police officers in California's capital last week shows that none of the eight bullets hit him in the front, contradicting the official version of events, a lawyer for the deceased's family said on Friday.