Month: February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers unveiled plans on Wednesday to use a decades-old law to force a Senate vote on whether to pull the country out of a foreign conflict, in this case the civil war in Yemen. Republican Senator Mike Lee, independent Bernie Sanders and Democrat Chris Murphy said they would make the first
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving, most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director. The White House announced she was leaving a day after Hicks, 29, spent nine hours in a closed hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on its investigation into
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A ground-based radio antenna in western Australia that resembles a dining room table has detected evidence of the earliest-known stars that illuminated an infant universe shrouded in darkness following its formation in the Big Bang. Scientists said on Wednesday faint signals of hydrogen gas spotted by the instrument indicated the presence of
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – A member of Chevron Corp’s board of directors sent a tweet on Wednesday that questions the future of the oil industry given the rise of renewable energy technologies. “If #oil energy consumption is declining and #renewableenergy consumption is on the #rise, what does that mean for the future of the oil industry?”
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), a prominent seller of guns in the United States, said on Wednesday it will permanently stop selling assault-style rifles after the massacre at a Florida high school that has reopened a fierce debate over gun control in America. The company will also stop selling high-capacity magazines and
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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Wednesday after the downward revision of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter weakened the case for faster increases in interest rates. The U.S. Commerce Department said gross domestic product expanded at a 2.5 percent annual rate, instead of the previously reported 2.6 percent pace. Strong economic
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces and allied militias gained ground on Wednesday in clashes with rebels in eastern Ghouta near Damascus as fighting raged despite a Russian ceasefire plan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The government forces advanced in the Hawsh al-Dawahiri area on the eastern edge of the opposition’s besieged stronghold,
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(Reuters) – Outspoken Australian Nick Kyrgios has bemoaned a recent outburst by Daria Gavrilova, saying that he would have been “banned for six years” had he behaved in a similar manner to his compatriot. Gavrilova lost her temper during a match against American Madison Brengle at the Acapulco Open on Monday, the Australian throwing her
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(Reuters) – A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Alexander
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