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Trump says he had "absolute right" to fire intelligence official
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had every right to fire the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year.
Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday.
Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal with the coronavirus epidemic.
Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working
April 4 (Reuters) - When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.
Capital One says it won't use CFTC waiver related to oil lending
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lender Capital One Financial Corp
said on Saturday it would not use a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) waiver after commodity price volatility lifted the bank's derivatives exposure toward a key regulatory threshold.
Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday.
REFILE-Basketball-Bryant, Duncan and Garnett headline Hall of Fame class
April 4 (Reuters) - The late Kobe Bryant was selected on Saturday as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
UPDATE 2-Norway may cut its oil output if other big producers agree deal - minister
OSLO, April 4 (Reuters) - Western Europe's largest oil and gas producer Norway said on Saturday it would consider cutting its oil production if a global deal to curb supply is agreed by the world's biggest producers.
New York City ordered to better protect Rikers jail officers
(Reuters) - New York City must provide corrections officers at Rikers Island jail with protective masks, monitor their temperatures for signs of coronavirus and increase sanitation of their work spaces after dozens of infections at the facility, a judge has ruled.
EXCLUSIVE-Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters. Shortly afterward, the federal government published highly unusual guidance informing doctors they had the option to prescribe the drugs, with key dosing information based on unattributed anecdotes rather than peer-reviewed science.
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