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Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica.

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Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims.

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Leaders clash at U.N. over Iran’s regional activism, nuclear deal

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Western leaders clashed on Tuesday over how to stop what they view as destabilizing behavior by Iran as the United States and Israel denounced an international nuclear accord with Tehran while France defended it.

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Dozens dead as major earthquake strikes near Mexico City

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic.

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Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for “unconditional dialogue” to end a political crisis pitting Qatar against four Arab states while U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected the dispute to be resolved quickly.

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If threatened, U.S. will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, Trump vows

/  20.09.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

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Trump vows if threatened to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

/  19.09.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

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Qatar’s emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis

/  19.09.2017  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for “unconditional dialogue” to end a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states.

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    Cyber attack, hurricane weigh on FedEx quarterly profit

    /  20.09.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly net profit due to service disruptions from a cyber attack on its Dutch unit, the impact of Hurricane Harvey and higher costs, and also lowered its full-year earnings forecast.

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    Wall Street edges higher; U.S. Fed meeting in focus

    /  20.09.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – The three major U.S. stock indexes edged higher on Tuesday, logging closing records, with financial stocks providing the biggest boost a day ahead of the Federal Reserve’s concluding statement from its two-day policy meeting.

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    Veon must face lawsuit over bribery disclosures: U.S. judge

    /  20.09.2017  /  Business 

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said Veon Ltd shareholders may pursue much of a lawsuit accusing the multinational phone company once known as VimpelCom of inflating its share price by concealing a bribery scheme in Uzbekistan and overstating its financial controls.

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    T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

    /  20.09.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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    Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants

    /  20.09.2017  /  Business 

    DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models.

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    Wall St. edges up as U.S. Fed meeting is in focus

    /  19.09.2017  /  Business 

    (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financial, technology and telecom stocks, but indexes traded in a narrow range as investors stayed away from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting.

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    Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale – sources

    /  19.09.2017  /  Business 

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

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    U.S. watchdog settled for small fine over Wells Fargo phony accounts: report

    /  19.09.2017  /  Business 

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A consumer watchdog agency could have levied $10 billion in penalties against Wells Fargo & Co last year for opening unauthorized customer accounts, but settled for a fraction of that to resolve the matter quickly, according to regulatory documents viewed by Reuters on Tuesday.

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      Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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      Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of leaks

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, lashed out on Tuesday at reports he was wiretapped by federal authorities, and his spokesman sent out a statement demanding a leaks probe and suggesting the surveillance was politically motivated.

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      As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law.

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      Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy.

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      Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow U.S. tax revenues to decline by as much as $1.5 trillion over 10 years, but they have not agreed on whether to prevent such losses from expanding the federal budget deficit.

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      Senate panel seeks open session with Trump lawyer after canceling interview

      /  20.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday canceled a closed-doors interview with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and called on him to appear before the panel in an open session, saying it was disappointed he released a statement despite a request that he refrain from public comment.

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      Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers ‘confusing and misleading information’

      /  19.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people.

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      Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says Senate’s McConnell

      /  19.09.2017  /  Politics 

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

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        South Korea’s Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics

        /  20.09.2017  /  Sports 

        SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympic Games amid the escalating standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs.

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        Golf: Johnson eager to avenge missed opportunity in Atlanta

        /  20.09.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Dustin Johnson enters this week’s Tour Championship hoping to make up for his disappointment at the season-ending event a year ago and said on Tuesday his game is right where it needs to be.

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        Olympics: Money runs out for British women’s bobsleigh team

        /  20.09.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top female bobsleigh driver has turned to crowd-funding to keep her Olympic dreams alive after being told the national federation only had money to take men’s teams to Pyeongchang next year.

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        Highlights of Monday’s MLB games

        /  19.09.2017  /  Sports 

        (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball games:

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        Motorcycling: Rossi ‘positive’ as Aragon decision looms

        /  19.09.2017  /  Sports 

        (Reuters) – Valentino Rossi will have a medical on Wednesday before deciding whether to try to compete in this weekend’s Aragon MotoGP round in Spain, three weeks after breaking his leg, his Yamaha team said.

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        Cycling: Dutchwoman Van Vleuten wins world road time trial

        /  19.09.2017  /  Sports 

        BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – Annemiek van Vleuten claimed an emotional world road title in the women’s individual time trial on Tuesday, beating fellow Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen to the gold medal.

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        Boxing: Haye all set for rematch with Bellew

        /  19.09.2017  /  Sports 

        LONDON (Reuters) – Former heavyweight world champion David Haye said on Tuesday he was all set for a rematch with fellow-Briton Tony Bellew after losing their first meeting in March.

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        Eurobasket MVP Dragic waves goodbye to Slovenia national team

        /  19.09.2017  /  Sports 

        LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenian basketball champion Goran Dragic, who led the national team to its first Eurobasket title on Sunday, said he no longer plans to play for the national team.

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          Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

          /  15.09.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere.

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          Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year Saturn odyssey by burning into planet

          /  15.09.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft, which ended a groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final moment.

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          Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

          /  15.09.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final fiery moment.

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          U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

          /  13.09.2017  /  Science 

          BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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          U.S., Russian crew blasts off for space station

          /  13.09.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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          Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

          /  08.09.2017  /  Science 

          (Reuters) – Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday.

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          Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

          /  03.09.2017  /  Science 

          CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record.

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          India’s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

          /  31.08.2017  /  Science 

          NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

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            Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

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            Tesla shares fall from record high after warning from analyst

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla fell from record highs on Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable.

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            Twitter says its controls are weeding out users advocating violence

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

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            Equifax says 100,000 Canadians likely affected by data breach

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            TORONTO (Reuters) – Credit scoring company Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that the personal details of around 100,000 Canadians were exposed in the massive breach it disclosed earlier this month.

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            Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected IPO price range

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            (Reuters) – Alibaba Group-backed logistics company Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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            Bosch partners with startup Nikola on electric long-haul truck

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            DETROIT (Reuters) – Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday.

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            Twitter reports progress on weeding out users advocating violence

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

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            U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

            /  19.09.2017  /  Technology 

            NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won’t have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group’s letter to India’s defense minister.

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              Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with ‘rock circus’ show

              /  20.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event.

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              Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit as ‘ridiculous’

              /  19.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Representatives for Taylor Swift on Tuesday rejected a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on Monday by two songwriters over Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off” as a “ridiculous claim.”

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              Bill O’Reilly calls Fox firing ‘political and financial hit job’

              /  19.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Popular former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was fired over allegations of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday he was the victim of a “political and financial hit job” and that he had never mistreated anyone in his 42-year career.

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              Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

              /  19.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.

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              Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

              /  19.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Country singer Thomas Rhett’s latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

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              Trump-dominated Emmys draw 11.4 million TV audience

              /  18.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday’s Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where “Saturday Night Live” was the biggest winner.

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              Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

              /  18.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment.

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              Audience, actors cry foul about arrest of Russian theater director

              /  18.09.2017  /  Entertainment 

              MOSCOW (Reuters) – A play staged by arrested Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov drew a full house on its first night at a Moscow theater, with many in the audience and cast expressing solidarity with the director who they said is being punished for his liberal views.

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                UK backs Opdivo for lung cancer after Bristol-Myers cuts price

                /  20.09.2017  /  Health 

                LONDON (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain’s healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price.

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                ‘Shocking’ disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a “shocking” disregard for patients’ lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.

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                Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed “shocking” disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.

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                Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says Senate’s McConnell

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

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                Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate’s McConnell

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.

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                Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States.

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                U.S. Senate’s McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.

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                Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America’s finances

                /  19.09.2017  /  Health 

                INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) – As deaths mount in America’s opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.

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