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Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court: experts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. Read More

 

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Wall St. lower as technology stocks drag

(Reuters) - A selloff in technology stocks, led by Facebook and Apple, drove down major Wall Street indexes on Monday. More »

 

Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. More »

 

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

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Republicans revise Obamacare repeal bill amid tepid support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to secure support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, releasing revised legislation to appeal to undecided senators. More »

 

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their "grand coalition". More »

 

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to hold independence vote

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict. More »

 

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Monday called for all sides in the North Korea missile crisis to show restraint and not "add oil to the flames" amid an exchange of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More »

 

Target raises minimum hourly wage to $11, pledges $15 by end of 2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp said on Monday it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this by the end of 2020 to $15 an hour -- the so-called "living wage" labor advocates across the United States are campaigning for. More »

 

Deloitte hit by sophisticated cyber attack: Guardian newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountancy firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information and plans from some of its biggest clients, Britain's Guardian newspaper said on Monday. More »

 

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