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Trump surveys Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation" that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing people and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power. Learn More


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Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as "sort of a Democrat" who could leave the administration. More »


Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions. More »


Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws. More »


U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

(Reuters) - A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday. More »


U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices

(Reuters) - The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads. More »


Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' says DNA test backs her ancestry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, ridiculed by U.S. President Donald Trump as "Pocahontas" for claiming Native American heritage, hit back on Monday with DNA evidence she said supported her assertion, a possible preview of a bare-knuckles presidential campaign in 2020. More »


Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon family

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism. More »


Real estate scion Robert Durst made his wife fear him: witness

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Robert Durst, a real estate scion charged with murder who was profiled in the HBO television documentary "The Jinx," struck fear in his wife in the early 1980s before she disappeared, a witness testified in court on Monday in Los Angeles. More »


U.S. consumers need more control over social media data: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers should be able to easily move data like photographs and contacts from one social media application to another, potentially opening up a path for new tech entrants to compete with companies like Facebook, a lawmaker set to take a lead on antitrust issues said. More »


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