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Ex-Trump lawyer: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. Read More


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Trump lawyer Giuliani says does not know if campaign colluded with Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who along with the president has repeatedly denied that any collusion occurred between Russia and other people in Trump's 2016 campaign, retreated from those earlier broad statements, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time. More »


U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdog

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday. More »


UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn double down

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions. More »


Sears chairman Lampert wins bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday its chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of $5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open. More »


North Korea deemed 'extraordinary threat' in Trump missile defense review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.  More »


Volatile market hits Morgan Stanley's trading, wealth management

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's profit fell short of analyst expectations as trading revenue slumped more than rivals and its wealth management business faltered, sending its shares down more than 5 percent. More »


Wall Street shrugs off weak start to hold at one-month high

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fought back from a weak start to hover near one-month highs on Thursday, as gains in healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks offset losses in the energy and financial sectors. More »


U.S. Army vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commander of one of the largest Army bases in the United States promised residents to fix a “broken” housing system in which maintenance lapses by a private landlord left military families in homes with health and safety hazards. More »


Trump tariffs force tough choices at U.S. auto suppliers

WYOMING, Mich. (Reuters) - Bob Roth makes no bones about his feelings towards U.S. manufacturing. More »


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