Nation & World

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS, July 20 - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand ...

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U.S. toughens stance on foreign deals in blow to China’s buying spree

A secretive U.S. government panel has objected to at least nine acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign buyers so far this year, people familiar wit ...

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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna’s personal items

NEW YORK - A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her h ...

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T-Mobile raises subscriber forecast

T-Mobile US Inc.'s popularity among wireless consumers continued as the fastest-growing mobile carrier exceeded subscriber estimates and again raised ...

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McCain illness deprives Senate of crucial vote, Trump critic

WASHINGTON - If John McCain's illness requires a long absence from the U.S. Senate, his colleagues will be deprived of a dealmaker and leading voice o ...

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Australian woman ‘didn’t have to die’: Minneapolis police chief

MINNEAPOLIS - The chief of Minneapolis' police department said on Thursday the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police office ...

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O.J. Simpson is granted parole, closing another chapter in a neverending saga

O.J. Simpson will soon be a free man. Again. A four-member parole board in Carson City, Nevada, voted unanimously Thursday to curtail his 33-year pris ...

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Trump’s criticism may speed new FBI director

WASHINGTON - A day after President Donald Trump sharply criticized his own attorney general and leadership of the Justice Department, the Senate Judic ...

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O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday in Lovelock, Nev., after serving almost nine years of a 33-year s ...

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180 airlines use boosted security measures

WASHINGTON - Some 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with a first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in ...

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Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon; shares jump

Sears Holdings Corp's shares soared as much as 24 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.com a ...

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Best Buy rings up a rebound

LOS ANGELES - Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers.T ...

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Senator McCain diagnosed with cancerous brain tumor

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said Wednesday.The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said tests revealed #x ...

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Trump scolds U.S. Republicans on healthcare; CBO projects 32 million uninsured if Obamacare is repealed without replacement

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on overhauling Obamacare, as a ne ...

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In Mississippi, a Muslim community fears its end

AT NEW MEDINAH, Miss. - When Abdul Hakim Shareef looks out on these hills, this mosque - this perfect embodiment of a Muslim ideal - he hopes it won't ...

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