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Trump urges U.S. court to shield Deutsche Bank records from House Democrats

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the president's family and the Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers. Learn More


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Trump still looking at gun background checks: Senator Murphy

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants to keep discussing tougher background checks for gun purchases, a leading Democratic senator on gun control said on Friday, adding that Trump's support is crucial for the U.S. Congress to pass reform legislation when it returns to work next month. More »


Moulton ends bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that the party must now decide how far left it wants to move. More »


Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis. More »


Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies. More »


Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. More »


Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their Christian beliefs. More »


U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system. More »


Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests. More »


Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration. More »


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