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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. Boxer Jack Johnson. Courtesy Library of Congress/via REUTERS “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British and EU negotiators have made little progress this week on efforts to avoid a post-Brexit hard border in Ireland, a senior EU official said on Thursday. A sign for a Brexit auction is seen at sunset in the border town of Jonesborough, Northern Ireland, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne “Progress so
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a ‘Dreamer’ immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration and the gang
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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s Richard Bland made the most of ideal conditions to set the early pace at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday, carding a five-under 67 to top the leaderboard. Golf – The 146th Open Championship – Royal Birkdale – Southport, Britain – July 21, 2017 England’s Richard Bland acknowledges the crowd
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vistra Energy Corp (VST.N) and Dominion Energy Inc (D.N) – which serve about 5.5 million electricity customers in more than a dozen U.S. states – both say they are done building combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants. Instead, they are building large solar plants, which offer plentiful and inexpensive electricity. This bearish
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales jumped last month by the most in one-and-a-half years, official figures showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy was recovering from a snowy start to the year. A tourist looks at Candy lollipops on sale in The Tower of London souvenir shop in London, Britain, April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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(Reuters) – A man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was indicted by a federal grand jury along with two others involved in the “swatting” incident that stemmed from a video game dispute, prosecutors said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Tyler Barriss, 25, appears in court
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident. The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized skull of a small critter found in Utah underneath a dinosaur foot bone is providing insight into one of the most primitive mammalian groups and has scientists rethinking the timing of the break-up of Earth’s bygone supercontinent Pangaea. The newly identified Cretaceous Period species Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch, which is estimated to
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in Latin America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in Latin America’s so-called Pacific Alliance. Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera and Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shake hands in Santiago, Chile, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan
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Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL touted a new anthem policy in Atlanta on Wednesday, but signs of serious aftershocks were felt almost instantly. FILE PHOTO: Indianapolis Colts players kneel during the playing of the National Anthem before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, U.S., September 24, 2017.
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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told executives from the world’s biggest technology firms that he believed in innovation but that he wanted tougher regulations and for them to contribute more to society. The French leader paints himself as a champion of France’s plugged-in youth and wants to transform France into a “startup nation”
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Veep” and “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the United States’ top artistic honors, organizers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Louis-Dreyfus,
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